Newly redesigned first class seats will reportedly be installed into new Delta A321neo aircraft!
I like the power port and headphone jack placements. Power outlets are currently located near the floor — which lends itself to someone tripping over tangled cords. My only concern is that my elbow will constantly bump into the cord when I work on my laptop.
For those using corded earbuds, the closer headphone jack location is a small but nice improvement.
There’s good and bad to the curled, privacy partitions on each seat.
Fellow introverts will likely appreciate the solitude of being left in our own little worlds. 🙂
Plus, they likely provide a sturdy place to rest your head and get some sleep. Also, to me any way (since Delta is not talking) it appears that the hard shell seat will recline that is these will not be like the universally hated Air France premium economy seats that slide forward inside the shell.
But the shields don’t appear removable, unlike the dividers in most lie-flat business class seats. So when traveling with a companion, there will probably be plenty of leaning forward and backward when trying to have a conversation. That’s probably intentional though; it looks like Delta is making its business class more for solo business travelers.
I also wonder if the privacy barriers might be slightly claustrophobic. Will they cause your space to get a little “breathy”?
I’m digging the new drink table, too. Here’s the existing set-up, with a Hawaiian example:
The current, circular space easily gets crowded with two beverages. Plus, it juts out into the row — practically encouraging spills as opposed to preventing them.
But the new table and its placement appear a nice solution.
PaxEx.aero says seat width won’t be reduced and tray tables 25% larger than the current models will be installed.
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