Delta First Class

These are some of the most premium cabins to fly. Delta Airlines operates its First class flight service in most of the domestic and North American international destinations. For some flights business class and first class is one and the same thing.

Delta’s First class cabin staff that operates on the ground as well as in the air takes care of all your ticket requirements. There have been certain changes in-flight amenities due to Covid.

The cost of the First class ticket varies from 500$ to 2k$. The customer service people help you to get the best price available. Let’s check out all its features, seats, types, reservation process, and much more below:

What Are the Routes Of Booking Delta Airlines First Class Tickets?

The popular destinations that can be traveled on First class cabins with Delta Airlines are flights to las vegas, to Hawaii, to Honolulu, to Seattle, to lax, to JFK, Cancun, to MCO, to London, to Europe, to jamaica, to Japan, to Tokyo, to Paris, etc.


The First class service is exceptionally good with Delta. Superior support and legendary Delta relaxation are notable from the first class cabin. With dedicated flight attendants and much fewer passengers to attend in comparison with other basic cabins, you will discover exceptional support from the minute that you arrive on board.

Sky Priority Service and additional space throughout your trip enhance your comfort. Two checked bags are free of cost, free Wifi is available to all passengers traveling in first class cabin. With some flights, free lounge access is provided.

Seat Selection

First class seats are 3 inches wider and have 8 inches extra legroom as compared to other economy seats. You can use an amazing recliner to make yourself comfortable or stretch out yourself with flat-bed seats. First class seats on Delta flights are worth good sleep and comfort on long haul flights.

In-Flight Entertainment

Accessibility to Delta Studio enables you to enjoy a huge collection of flight entertainment. In first class flights, you can enjoy the latest movies, games and TV in your 11-inch seat rear screen or your private device.


  • A soft pillow with a Comfy blanket
  • Private overhead bin Area
  • Free snacks (Free meals on international flights)
  • Free soft drinks Such as Starbucks coffee (beer and wine on international flights)
  • Wi-Fi on demand
  • Tumi amenity kit with full of personal items to make your trip more Pleasurable

Meals & Beverages

Meals on first class Delta, are complimentary in international flights. You can select and pre-order your meals by sending an email before departure. The airline offers fresh, sizzling, and seasonal food to all its customers.

In Delta first class domestic flights, you will get complimentary snacks, soft drinks, Starbucks coffee, and juices. These menu items totally depend on the distance of your flight.

Types Of Flights

Delta Air Lines has various Boeing and Airbus which includes first class cabins. Few popular aircraft are, Delta 757, Delta 737, 767, Delta 717, A321, A320, A319, and A330. Know more about these first class types below:

Boeing 757

Delta has first class cabins in Boeing 757-200 and 757-300. Delta 757-200 has 199 seats in total, out of which 20 seats are for the first class cabin. In this aircraft, the seat pitch is 94 inches and the seat width is 37 inches.

Flat-bed seats are a power outlet, satellite TV, USB port, personal screen, and Wifi. However, in Boeing 757-300, there are 234 seats in total and 24 seats in the first class cabin with 37 inches seat width and 207 inches of pitch.

Boeing 737

Delta Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 both has first class cabins. Delta 737-800 has 160 seats in total and 16 seats in first class cabins. However, in 737-900, it has 180 seats in total and 20 seats in first class. Seat pitch in both 737-800 and 737-900 is 39 inches and 37 inches. Seat width in both 737-800 and 737-900 is 21 inches. Seats features and amenities in these aircraft are the same as others.

Boeing 717

Delta Boeing 717-200 has 110 seats in total with 12 seats in the first class cabin. Boeing 717-200 first class seats have 20 inches of width and 37 inches of pitch. Rest of the features are similar to the other flights.

Airbus A321

Airbus A321-200 Delta first class has 20 seats in the cabin with 21 inches of width and 37 inches of pitch.

Airbus A320

Airbus A320-200 Delta First Class has 16 seats with 21 inches of width and 36 inches of pitch.

Airbus A319

Airbus A319-100 Delta First Class has 12 seats with 21 inches of width and 37 inches of pitch.

Airbus A330

Airbus A330-300 Delta First Class has 34 seats with 19.7 inches of width and 80 inches of pitch. Delta A330-900 neo has 29 seats in the first class cabin with 22.5 inches of width and flatbed seats.


Delta Airlines allow their customers to upgrade the tickets to First class cabin through 3 options. The option is available for both domestic and international flights. These options are through direct purchase, with SkyMiles or points, and with bonus certificates.

In some cases, where a passenger’s flight is canceled, Delta Airlines give the upgrade free of cost. There were instances due to covid, where some customers got the ticket upgraded with no charge. Platinum members can get upgrade using points at a very negligible price.

All upgrades can be done up to 3 hours prior to the flight departure. know about all the options to upgrade your flight to the first-class below:

Pay to upgrade your flight

You can simply pay the fare difference or an upgrade fee to the airline. Delta first class upgrade fee depends on the ticket type you have. However, it can reach up to $350 to get an upgrade to first class.

Use your miles to get an upgrade

You can simply call Delta Reservations desk or log in online to use skymiles for an upgrade. SkyMiles can be used to upgrade a refundable ticket to first class ticket, except the basic economy one.

Bonus Certificates

Update certificates can be found as alternative benefits to Delta Platinum and Diamond elite associates. Each update certificate is good for a one-way trip, so it requires 2 certificates to update a complete round-trip flight. Platinum Medallion members can choose 4 regional certificates to upgrade the flight. However, Diamond Medallion members can choose either 4 global or 8 regional certificates to upgrade the flight.

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