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The big three U.S. carriers are excited about their business class products. But it's easy to argue that they are playing catch up.

What to Know Now

Long-haul travelers on Delta Air Lines have a new business class to look forward to: a so-called “suite” configuration, with sliding doors and privacy screens. Unveiled by the carrier this week, the product promises to be among the best business class products in the country — or at least on the aircraft in which the suites are installed.

New cabins are slated for installation in the airline’s upcoming A350 order, which is due next fall, as well as on Delta’s reconfigured 777.

As to Delta’s choice in design, there’s no doubt that the carrier is a step ahead of the domestic competition, but in terms of international product, well, there are still plenty of options out there.

Social Quote of the Day

So Delta took Singapore’s business class seat and added a door and that’s “innovative”. Got it.

@ssegraves | Stephan Segraves, frequent flyer and #avgeek


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Photo credit: Rendering of Delta's promising new business class seat with privacy door. Delta Air Lines

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