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How To Fly Lay-Flat Delta One Business Class Seats Within the U.S.

Delta mostly uses its internationally-configured aircraft, well, on international flights. However, during October 2023, Delta has scheduled widebody aircraft with lay-flat business class seats on over 1,500 domestic U.S. flights. In this article, we list out all 32 routes and the exact flights where you'll find these aircraft flying within the U.S. Plus, we'll show you the best ways to book these flights with points and miles.

Delta Expands Basic Economy Award Tickets Worldwide

Delta has long been the only airline to sell basic economy award tickets to its customers. These stripped down fares include little in the way of amenities, but have previously been limited to specific routes. Now, the airline has opted to increase these offerings across many of its routes.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Devalues Many Delta Awards

Just as the calendar turned over in 2021, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club very quietly changed its redemption scheme for flights operated by Delta. Long-haul and premium cabin travelers will be disappointed to find out their points won’t take them nearly as far anymore. However, there's a silver lining in these changes for domestic and other short-haul flyers.

The Only Airline That’s Still Blocking Middle Seats

Since the start of the pandemic, some airlines adopted policies limiting the number of passengers allowed onboard—including blocking middle seats. Unfortunately, all but one of these airlines have rolled back these policies since the beginning of December. To help you keep track, we've compiled all of the airlines that ever blocked middle seats and the current timelines for when this flyer-friendly policy will end.

Delta Now Offering Basic Economy Awards

Delta has expanded basic-economy fares include award travel on select routes. If these more restrictive awards become permanent, we're likely to see an increase in main-cabin awards prices across their route network for Skymiles members.

Delta Award Flash Sale to South America

Delta has announced its latest SkyMiles award flash sale, and this month it is to select destinations in South America. Trips start from 36,000 miles round-trip and are valid on bookings in Main Cabin and Comfort+. If you like the sound of a trip to South America, you will have to hurry since the sale is only valid through March 14, 2018.