Delta Adding Business Class Suites To Some Planes, Free Meal & Alcohol Service For Honolulu Flights

For most of us, we understand that flying means giving up some degree of privacy for a few hours, and probably means sitting next to a complete stranger who chews too loudly and wants to chat. Delta Air Lines is the latest to offer privacy to its better-paying customers with the introduction of “suites.”

The suites, which feature a sliding door to a private space and seats that recline into beds, will debut on Delta’s new Airbus A350 jets in the fall of 2017, the carrier announced Tuesday. 

The airplanes will feature 32 of the suites filling the entire business class.


In addition to being equipped with fully-reclining seats, the suites will have a “personal stowage space” for shoes, headphones, laptops, another items. Passengers will also be able to utilize a larger in-flight entertainment system, power outlets, and USB ports.

The airline plans to expand the suits to its Boeing 777 fleet in the future.

In other Delta news, the carrier says it will introduce complimentary meals and alcohol to all passengers on long-haul flights to Honolulu.

Passengers will be offered two complimentary meal services, one at the beginning of the flight and one prior to arrival.

Meal service with a choice of two hot entrees, a sandwich with a brownie, and a continental breakfast snack box will be offered depending on the route, as well as complimentary beer, wine and spirits, including the airline’s signature Mai Tais.

The airlines says the service will launch on Sept. 15 for flights from Atlanta and Honolulu. The service will be expanded to cover flights to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul International and Honolulu will start Nov. 3, and from John F. Kennedy International and the Hawaiian city on Dec. 17.

“As a global airline, Delta continuously evaluates its offerings to ensure we are thoughtful about what we’re providing customers on board,” said Allison Ausband, Senior Vice President-In-Flight Service. ”Offering complimentary meals and alcohol on our long-haul flights to Honolulu is another example of our customer-focused approach.”

[via Atlanta Journal Constitution]

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