Class rating 8.7
- Boarding 8.8
- Seat for sitting 8.4
- Seat for sleeping 7.4
- Service 8.8
- Entertainment 7.8
- Food & drink 8.9
- Punctuality 9.5
- Baggage 9.1
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
- B767-400ER Transatlantic - 7.1
- A320-200 - 0.0
- B737-800 - 5.0
- B757-200 (Version 1) - 5.9
- B767-300 - 0.0
- B777-200ER/LR - 8.7
- B757-200 (with live TV) - 10.0
- B737-700 - 6.5
- B757-200ER Transatlantic - 7.3
- A330-200 - 8.5
- A330-300 - 6.9
- A330-200 (332) - 0.0
- B747-400 - 0.0
- A319 - 0.0
- A330-300 (New business class) - 0.0
- MD88 - 0.0
- B757-300 - 0.0
- B757-200 (Hawaii) - 0.0
- MD90 - 0.0
- B757-200 (Version 5) - 0.0
- B757-200 (Version 4) - 0.0
- B757-200 (Version 3) - 0.0
- B757-200 (Version 2) - 3.0
- B767-300ER (Version 3) - 0.0
- B767-300ER (Version 4) - 0.0
Business Elite is Delta's intercontinental business class.
Confusingly, there are four different versions depending on the aircraft size and route.
For the next few years, most people will still encounter the current Business Elite seat, a traditional cradle-style seat with a 60" pitch and recline of 160°. The cabin configuration is such that there are no middle seats.
The second type of seat is Delta's new fully flat bed cabin, which comes in two different formats. Have a look at the picture to the right (slightly above) and the Virgin Atlantic-style herringbone format. This is found on Boeing 777 and 747s. This cabin offers a 1-2-1 layout and a fully flat bed.
These seats cannot be fitted on Boeing 767s as the cabin is too narrow, so a third type of business seat has been developed for these aircraft. Featuring on the B767-400ER and many of the B767-300ER aircraft fleet, these are a fully-flat forward-facing seat in a 1-2-1 configuration. The seat extends to a 81-inch length.
The fourth type of business seat appears on Delta's Boeing 757 fleet which fly some transatlantic routes, particularly to UK regional airports. These are cradle seats with a 2-2 layout and a 55-inch pitch.
As if all this isn't confusing enough, Delta's merger with Northwest means travellers will find yet more types of business cabins on Delta-branded flights for the foreseeable future.
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DUB-ATL-DFW on Delta DL177 & DL2210 Checked in at approx 6.30am, airport starting to get busy but Delta priority boarding queue had one person in front of us. Check was a generic T2 ground staff who was friendly and informative. We were informed that we could use the lounge and that it was after security but before US preclearance, something I had read in other DUB T2... more
I checked in at the old T1 in Madrid, no queue and a pleasant check in agent. I then went to the lounge which was ok but nothing spectacular. Very friendly staff at the gate and I boarded plane and was welcomed and directed towards my seat. I wasn’t offered a drink, unlike others, so asked for a glass of champagne! I was very disappointed in the seats. I had last flown... more