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Delta has been on a multi-year effort transforming the airline into the premium American carrier (eviscerating their mileage program in the process). Their most recent update came early this week to their cabin experience. Coming soon, they’ll be rebuilding their cabins with new seats, architectures and branding throughout in a nearly complete overhaul.
The basics of the updates are in Delta’s newsroom and YouTube videos, but a few interesting things sift to the surface. The first is that Delta should now be bringing a much wider spectrum of products to the market, and that range of selection should really appeal to travelers. As part of that though, basic economy tickets are expanding, meaning that more ultra-budget travelers will be forfeiting their benefits (including upgrades) while traveling. For more in-depth analysis check out The Points Guy.
Either way, Delta is going to look much fancier on the surface in the coming years, and for the lion’s share of travelers, that’s a good thing. Everyone likes fancy.
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