Last week, Delta brought its fancy new A350 to Los Angeles to show it off. The airline parked the airplane at the Flight Path Museum on the south side of LAX and invited media, travel agents, and others to come out and crawl around. Why? Well, starting July 2, the A350 goes on to the highly-competitive Los Angeles – Shanghai route, and Delta’s hoping this airplane will help improve the route’s performance.
After poking around, I decided I’d put together three short videos, one for each cabin on the airplane. Let’s start in the back with a look at coach.
Next up was, to me, the star of the show. The A350 is the first to get Delta’s new Premium Select premium economy cabin.
And last, it’s Delta’s new Delta One business class. The big gimmick is that it has a door that closes, but I found myself really liking the seat even without the door. The only thing I wondered about (much to the displeasure of the flight attendant who was filming) was whether the bed might be a little too narrow. Here’s that video.
If anyone’s flown the airplane, I’d love to hear your thoughts after sitting for such a long time. It’s not quite the same when you just come on and wander around for an hour.