One of the early routes where Delta will be operating its new Airbus A350s is Atlanta – Seoul, launching March 24.
Airbus A350, Credit: Delta
Business class on this aircraft is going to be a Thompson Vantage XL seat with doors.
And for some reason right now saver level business class award availability — 80,000 SkyMiles each way — is wide open on the Atlanta – Seoul route. In fact it’s open for the whole family. There are plenty of days that have 9 or more saver business class seats available for this new business class with doors.
Here’s literally half the days of a month with 9 business class awards available per flight:
Here’s availability for just two seats pushing the calendar slightly forward:
Considering the cash premium they’re charging for flights with this new business class seat (after telling the New York Times they had no intention of doing so) I can’t imagine they meant to make so many business class saver awards available with SkyMiles — or for that matter with partner airline frequent flyer miles — such as Air France KLM Flying Blue or Korean Air SKYPASS.
(HT: Don’t Call the Airline)