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Delta Air Lines will officially retire its jumbo Boeing 747 fleet in December. Later which same month, the airline will pass the baton to a smaller, twin-aisle Airbus A350 XWB.

Delta (DAL) is usually the first U.S. airline to bring the brand-new Airbus jet into operation. in addition to also with arrival of the A350, Delta is usually overhauling its long-haul business class, introducing premium economy in addition to also brand-new economy class seats.

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In fact, the airplane was built around the seat. Delta picked the design for ‘Delta One’ even before which had purchased the A350 when which was still deciding if which wanted Boeing or Airbus jets for its flights to Asia. The business class seat features a first for a U.S. airline – a fully closing door.

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he goal is usually more privacy for travelers in addition to also increasing the distance between Delta in addition to also its U.S. rivals, while taking on Middle Eastern in addition to also Asian carriers who have long had a better reputation for passenger-pleasing seats which eclipsed spartan U.S. cabins.

The airline firmly believes which which will command a premium through travelers for the brand-new class, so much in order which which is usually adding $250 on each leg flown on the A350 to the cost of a business class ticket.

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The arms race to provide business travelers has airlines trying to one-up each additional. Delta, when which announced the closing door in August 2016, which was the first carrier to bring the feature to business class. although archrival Qatar Airways in March pulled back the curtain on its own ‘Q Suite’ with ample space in addition to also a closing door in addition to also introducing which to passengers which summer.

sy88pgw (Atlanta) First published October 17, 2017: 1:15 PM ET