Delta advertises its service on their new Airbus 350 as “like flying on a cloud.” Really? This I needed to try. Their service from Los Angeles to Shanghai started a few months ago and they offered 3 different classes, all supposed to be superior to the old 747 that they have retired. Often times one can find a great deal on a new route or new service. I did just that.
The 306 seats include two newer additions to Delta. The first cabin is actually 32 suites where you can close a door for more privacy and a premium economy section offering a leg rest as well as an amenity kit for those 48 seats. While this plane has at least 100 fewer seats than the 747, it has been calculated that because the plane is lighter and more fuel efficient it will be more profitable.
I thought it was difficult to get in and out of that pod and I’m relatively small. With the door closed it was almost claustrophobic. However, it’s pretty tough to complain when you can stretch out, actually sleep and watch current movies on a much larger screen!