Delta's New Planes Have Stronger Wifi, Bigger Seats, and Windows in the Bathroom
The airline is unveiling its new fleet of Airbus A220-100 planes in January. Those planes, Afar reported, will come with some fancy new features that are sure to please frequent fliers.
But, the best upgrade is a new window inside one of the plane’s three lavatories. Yes, it may seem a little strange. However, the new window design adds some much-needed ambiance that plane bathrooms desperately lack. Though the window doesn’t technically add any more space to the bathroom, it could make the cramped area feel just a little bigger.
In a statement to Afar, Delta explained, the new planes are meant to be “experience rich.” And they don’t just mean the bathrooms. The new aircraft will also come with amenities like high-resolution screens on every seat back and Gogo-powered 2Ku Wi-Fi, the latest in-air WiFi technology. WiFi is not free on all Delta flights, though the airline does offer free mobile messaging. Entertainment via the seat back screens will be complimentary, according to Delta, along with the in-seat charging ports, and more enjoyable LED lighting throughout the aircraft.
The planes are also outfitted with the widest seats in the industry, measuring 18.6 inches in the main cabin and 20.1 inches in First Class, according to Afar.
Delta isn’t alone in using the new aircraft. In fact, several airlines have introduced the Airbus A220 to their fleets because of its eco-friendly and fuel-efficient design. Delta plans to replace 20 percent of its older and less fuel-efficient aircraft by 2020, Afar reported. Book your tickets soon as the new planes are set to launch with Delta on January 31.