Delta Airlines is one of the top competitors in the world of business class travel. Many are already familiar with the brand, so it’s only natural to be curious about their new luxury suites on the Airbus A350. These suites are described as a “delight” and a “game changer.” Let’s review their features.
These suites are private and luxurious. The high walls prevent accidental eye contact with strangers. An additional sliding door means that a passenger can completely wall themselves off, resulting in complete privacy and peace. Space is always an issue in an airplane cabin, so it’s a little cramped – however, the privacy is worth it.
The seats are positioned in a 1-2-1 formation – 1 seat on the outside rows and 2 in the middle. Unfortunately, there’s a lack of overhead bins for the center rows. Individuals flying in the middle may not have a place for their carry-on once the place fills up.
The interior of each suite is very comfortable. The seats are almost completely adjustable. You can sit up straight, recline, or even make the seat flat and turn it into a bed.
Customization is a high priority for these suites. Each suite has a touchscreen control panel with buttons for chair controls, and also lighting and the tray table. There are many, many lights to choose from: a main light, a reading light, a dim light, colored lights, and even a black light. Additionally, there is a ‘Do Not Disturb’ button to ensure no one interrupts a good night’s sleep. This control panel is in easy reach – however, a possible drawback is its sensitivity. It’s so easy to use, that it can sometimes be activated by accident.
The cherry on top is the 18-inch monitor in each booth. Long flights can be an incredibly boring experience, so having a good selection of media will combat that. While on the topic of media, it may be possible to stream content (music, YouTube, etc.), but the wi-fi can be spotty depending on what part of the world the plane passes through.
Overall, the suite has been designed to be aesthetically pleasing. Its design puts emphasis on privacy and customization. There are some downsides, but they’re ultimately outweighed by its other state-of-the-art features.