The Different Classes Of Travel Offered By Delta Air Lines

Many airlines offer various flying experiences from the money-saving economy class to premium first and business class services. However, Delta Air Lines provides no less than six different classes of air travel to suit your requirements and your budget. Let’s have a look at the different levels of service you can expect on a Delta flight.

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Delta Air Lines offers six different classes of air travel. Photo: Getty Images

Basic economy

If you don’t mind where you sit, basic economy represents the best value on domestic and international flights. You can’t choose your seat in advance, and you get standard legroom. It includes one piece of hand luggage, but it may be gate checked on busy flights. On long-haul flights, you are provided with a sleep kit, complimentary snacks, meals, and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. On shorter flights, you can purchase food and drinks.

Depending on the aircraft type, you’ll have an entertainment screen of up to nine inches, in-seat power, free headsets (on long-haul flights), and you can purchase WiFi access on many flights. Complimentary Delta Studio gives you access to music, games, TV, and movies. With basic economy, ticket changes and upgrades are not allowed.

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Delta's Main Cabin seats
Delta’s Main Cabin seats. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Main Cabin

The Main Cabin experience is a step up from basic economy and allows you to choose where you sit in advance. For a small fee, Main Cabin passengers can choose a Preferred Seat, which may be near the front of the plane or one of those near the emergency exits, which offer more legroom. The Preferred Seat fee is waived for Medallion Members.

Delta Comfort

Booking a Delta Comfort ticket gets you complimentary priority boarding. Once you’re aboard, you’ll have a seat that reclines up to 50% further than standard Main Cabin seats and offers up to four inches more legroom. You are allocated dedicated overhead bin space so you can keep your belongings conveniently close. On long-haul international flights, in addition to a sleep kit, you are given an amenity kit with eyeshades, earplugs, a toothbrush and toothpaste.

Delta Premium Select Cabin
The Delta Premium Select Cabin offers additional comforts on select flights. Photo: Delta Air Lines

First Class

By stepping up to First Class, you’ll benefit from accelerated check-in, security, and baggage handling. You’ll have a spacious seat with up to eight inches of extra legroom, a pre-set pillow, an in-seat power port, and an entertainment screen of up to 11 inches.

Complimentary drinks, snacks, and fine dining meal options are available on all flights, and you get the personalized service of a dedicated flight attendant. On arrival at your destination, an expedited baggage service ensures that you get your luggage first.

Delta Premium Select

On select international flights on widebody aircraft, Delta Premium Select offers a wider seat with extra reclining and an adjustable foot and leg rest. On the Airbus A350, the entertainment screen is up to 13.3 inches.

Your fine dining meal options are served on premium flatware for an enhanced experience. You’ll receive a complimentary Tumi amenity kit with Malin & Goetz travel essentials, socks, eyeshades, a hand cleansing towelette, and more.

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Delta One passengers have access to the Delta Sky Club. Photo: Delta Air Lines

Delta One

Delta’s top tier service on international and select domestic long-haul flights is Delta One. Before you board, you have access to the Delta Sky Club lounge. Onboard the aircraft, you can stretch out on the 180 -degree flat-bed seat, wrap yourself in the oversized duvet and enjoy the luxury pillow. Indulge yourself with chef-curated meals and the sommelier select wine list.

Which Delta classes have you experienced and what did you think about the service?