Delta Air Lines now offers fully flat beds with 180 degrees of recline and 77 to 82 inches of legroom in the BusinessElite cabin of all flights between New York and London.
The seats are arranged to give each customer direct aisle access and enhanced privacy.
Each seat includes a full-size pillow and quilted duvet, Personal Entertainment and plenty of storage space. Passengers can watch movies and play games on the screens while using noise-canceling headphones (only on some flights). The seats have an electrical outlet and USB port.
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Delta's BusinessElite New Amenity Kit
Delta's BusinessElite new amenity kit includes goodies from Tumi and Malin+Goetz. The Tumi case, made from the brand's exclusive black nylon fabric, is definitely a keeper. Inside, BusinessElite passengers will find an eye mask, socks, earplugs and other goodies. The body Lotion will keep your skin well hydrated during the flight.
You will have to hop on a long-haul international flight to get this amenity kit, a good excuse to go on a mileage run or a meeting with a new client overseas. Delta's BusinessElite service includes a five-course gourmet meal paired with a wine menu curated by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. There is a Panasonic personal entertainment system with an extensive library of movies, TV shows, music and games on demand and a full flat-bed seat – each with direct aisle access, premium pillows and quilted duvets.
Malin+Goetz is a family owned New York apothecary brand that blends natural ingredients with new technology to deliver stylishly packaged products. Tumi is a leading travel suitcase manufacturers sold in 200+ stores around the world.
Redeem Frequent Flier Miles
Delta issues almost 3 million award tickets per year. In order to help travelers redeem frequent flier miles, the company's web site now offers improved features. The web site allows users to hold an award reservation before finalizing travel plans and change a reservation that has not yet been finalized. Instead of waiting on hold while an agent is trying to search for available award flights, Delta SkyMiles members can now search for and book their own award tickets online. A big time saver, especially if you are trying to get to a popular destination. The quickest way to access this new feature is by going to www.delta.com/awardticket.
Check a Bag for Free with a Delta SkyMiles Credit Card
Delta SkyMiles Credit Card has added a new perk to its list of features. Gold, Platinum, or Reserve card holders can check the first bag for free. This will allow you to save up to $50 on a round-trip ticket or $200 for a family of four.
With the rise in fees imposed by airlines and airports, it's important to look for rewards that will let you save the most money. Since most airlines find themselves operating within very narrow profit margins, baggage and other fees are unlikely to go away.
Cards that reward loyal customers with special perks, the ability to collect and spend miles, and other special features are well worth hanging on to. When choosing an airline rewards card, it's important to choose the one associated with the airline that you fly on most frequently. It used to be just about collecting points, but now savings like baggage fees can really add up.