Delta Air Lines to Offer Full Flat-bed in BusinessElite on Transcontinental Flights

 Delta Air Lines to Offer Full Flat-bed in BusinessElite on Transcontinental
                                   Flights

Airline to operate Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft on all flights between New York
and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle

Transcon flights will operate out of Delta's new state-of-the-art Terminal 4
at JFK

Seat overhaul complements BusinessElite service including gourmet three-course
menu, wines selected by Delta's Master Sommelier and in-flight Wi-Fi

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest move demonstrating its
commitment to being New York's airline, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will
introduce full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite® cabin of all
transcontinental flights operating between New York and Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Seattle beginning in March 2013. All of Delta's Boeing 757 and
767 aircraft serving these transcontinental markets will offer the flatbed
seats over approximately the following 24 months.

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Transcontinental Full Flat-bed Seats

Transcontinental flying will be operated using a combination of Boeing 757 and
767 aircraft types. The first 767 will begin flying in March of 2013, between
New York- JFK and Los Angeles.This flight will be timed to provide seamless
connections with Delta's Los Angeles - Sydney flight in both directions, and
offer JFK - Sydney customers a flatbed product and onboard experience
throughout their itinerary. By June, four of Delta's seven daily flights
between JFK and LAX, and one of five daily flights between New York and
Seattle, will operate with a 767 widebody aircraft featuring the flat-bed
product in the BusinessElite cabin.

"We are committed to the business customer and offering full flat-bed seats on
three domestic markets out of New York will set us apart from the
competition," said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president –
Network, Revenue Management and Marketing. "Delta offers a superior product
on our transcontinental flights and this move is a game-changer."

The 767 transcontinental product features an entirely new interior including
26 full flat-bed BusinessElite seats and direct aisle access at every seat in
a 1-2-1 configuration. The 21-inch wide seats offer an average bed length of
79 inches and feature a 10.6-inch video monitor. The 767s are configured with
29 Economy Comfort seats featuring 35" of pitch and 50 percent more recline,
in addition to 171 Economy seats. Every seat in the Economy cabin features a
9-inch video monitor and USB power. Standard 110v power is available in the
BusinessElite cabin and Economy Comfort section.

Sixteen full flat-bed seats on the updated transcontinental 757 fleet will be
arranged in a 2-2 configuration and offer a 20-inch wide seat and an average
bed length of 79 inches. Each BusinessElite seat will feature a high
definition 16-inch video monitor. This fleet modification will also include
changes to the Economy cabin, with 44 Economy Comfort seats offering 35 inches
of pitch and 50 percent more recline, in addition to 108 Economy seats. All
seats in the Economy cabin will feature a nine-inch video monitor, with
standard 110v and USB power ports available at every seat. Prior to the full
cabin modification and by next summer, the transcon 757 fleet will increase
the number of Economy Comfort seats to 25, up from 11 today.

The entire transcon fleet will feature in-flight Wi-Fi and industry leading
in-flight entertainment with a library of more than 1,000 on-demand options.
Additionally, the 757 will feature 18 channels of live satellite TV.

JFK's State-of-the-Art Terminal 4

Beginning in May of 2013, transcontinental customers flying into and out of
New York's JFK will experience first hand Delta's new $1.2 billion expansion
of Terminal 4, which will host all flights operating to Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Seattle. The Concourse B extension will include the largest
Delta Sky Club in the system, as well as nine new international gates, for a
total of 16 the airline will occupy. The project will improve passenger flow
by adding more capacity at check-in areas and security checkpoints. The
state-of-the-art facilities also will feature a new automated baggage handling
system and larger shopping and dining areas post-security. The project expands
baggage claim and Customs and Border Protection areas to speed fliers through
the airport. Delta jets will see faster taxi times with the addition of dual
taxiways, improving on-time performance.

Summer 2013 Schedule

Summer 2013 flight schedules for transcontinental flights in these markets are
below.

July 2013 schedule between New York – JFK and Los Angeles

Departs Time       Arrives Time       Aircraft Type
JFK     7 a.m.     LAX     10 a.m.    76Z
JFK     9 a.m.     LAX     Noon       75E
JFK     Noon       LAX     3 p.m.     75E
JFK     3:30 p.m.  LAX     6:45 p.m.  76Z
JFK     5 p.m.     LAX     8:25 p.m.  75E
JFK     6:15 p.m.  LAX     9:35 p.m.  76Z
JFK     9 p.m.     LAX     12:20 a.m. 76Z
LAX     6:30 a.m.  JFK     3:05 p.m.  76Z
LAX     8:30 a.m.  JFK     5:10 p.m.  76Z
LAX     11:15 a.m. JFK     7:55 p.m.  76Z
LAX     1:30 p.m.  JFK     10:05 p.m. 75E
LAX     4 p.m.     JFK     12:30 a.m. 75E
LAX     9:30 p.m.  JFK     6 a.m.     76Z
LAX     11:30 p.m. JFK     8 a.m.     75E

July 2013 schedule between on New York's JFK and Seattle

Departure Time       Arrival Time       Aircraft Type
JFK       7:30 a.m.  SEA     10:40 a.m. 75E
JFK       9:30 a.m.  SEA     12:40 a.m. 75E
JFK       3 p.m.     SEA     6:25 p.m.  76L
JFK       5 p.m.     SEA     8:33 p.m.  75E
JFK       7 p.m.     SEA     10:36 p.m. 75E
SEA       7 a.m.     JFK     3:20 p.m.  76L
SEA       9:35 a.m.  JFK     5:55 p.m.  75E
SEA       Noon       JFK     8:25 p.m.  75E
SEA       3 p.m.     JFK     11:15 p.m. 75E
SEA       11:30 p.m. JFK     7:45 a.m.  75E

July 2013 schedule between New York's JFK and San Francisco

Departure Time       Arrival Time       Aircraft Type
JFK       7 a.m.     SFO     10:25 a.m. 75E
JFK       10 a.m.    SFO     1:25 p.m.  75E
JFK       2 p.m.     SFO     5:30 p.m.  75E
JFK       4 p.m.     SFO     7:45 p.m.  75E
JFK       5:30 p.m.  SFO     9:20 p.m.  75E
JFK       7 p.m.     SFO     10:50 p.m. 75E
SFO       6:15 a.m.  JFK     2:55 p.m.  75E
SFO       8 a.m.     JFK     4:40 p.m.  75E
SFO       11:30 a.m. JFK     8:10 p.m.  75E
SFO       4 p.m.     JFK     12:35 a.m. 75E
SFO       9:15 p.m.  JFK     5:45 a.m.  75E
SFO       11:15 p.m. JFK     7:50 a.m.  75E

Transcontinental Business Elite Product

Delta has already transformed coast-to-coast travel with its current
transcontinental BusinessElite product, with service elements including a
gourmet three-course menu from renowned chef Michael Chiarello paired with a
wine menu selected by Delta's master sommelier Andrea Robinson; an extensive
library of on demand movies, TV shows, music and games; and Gogo In-flight
Internet access. Premium pillows, quilted duvets, noise-canceling headsets and
adjustable winged headrests provide additional comfort.

$3 Billion Investment

Delta's decision to install full flat-bed seats on its transcontinental
flights complements the airline's current investment in full flat-bed seats on
its entire international widebody fleet of more than 140 aircraft. To date,
46 percent of aircraft have been modified including all Boeing 747, 767-400ER
and 777 fleet types, with the entire widebody fleet scheduled to be complete
in early 2014.

The expansion of full flat-bed seats to the transcontinental product is the
latest in the airline's more than $3 billion investment in enhanced global
products, services and airport facilities through 2015. In addition to
investments in transcon, Delta operates the largest Wi-Fi-enabled fleet in the
world, is adding recharging stations at more airports, has added more First
Class seats and in-flight entertainment to its domestic product; offers
Economy Comfort on all two-class aircraft; is adding personal, in-seat
entertainment for both BusinessElite and Economy class customers on all
long-haul international flights; has updated Delta Sky Clubs throughout the
system; and is overhauling its terminal facility for international customers
at its two largest global gateways – the new international terminal in Atlanta
now open and the expanded international terminal opening next May at New
York-JFK.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the
past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of
Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by
PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel
News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel
Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading
global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to
nearly 313 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in
Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline
fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global
alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint
venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance
partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in
Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New
York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and
Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier
program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning
BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide.
Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and
global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in
the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding
passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

Website: http://www.delta.com
Contact: Delta Corporate Communications, +1-404-715-2554, news.delta.com
 
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