Domestic airline industry is gearing for a different kind of a war up in the skies. While most carriers in the country are offering luxury and comfort in business class on long hauls, the trend is fast catching up in the local sector.
United Airlines and Delta Air, two of the biggest commercial carriers have introduced international-style seats that can be converted into lie flat beds between New-York and Los Angeles. It is the customers paying premium prices who are benefitting from the stiff competition.
American Airlines and JetBlue Airways
seem to be smitten by the latest trend. These two airlines have plans to launch their own swanky beds in the domestic sector next year. Both these airlines said they will do so in lines with United and Delta to offer their passengers a more comfortable journey.
David Cush, Virgin America’s Chief Executive Officer said that their airline will not step into the shoes of United or Delta and upgrade to lie-flat beds. Referring to the two major carriers he said those airlines are running after the same pot of gold.
Delta plans to extend the bed-war to Seattle. It aims to soon expand this service on the New York-San Francisco route.
Michael Henny, Delta's Director of Customer Experience said that as per the domestic market trends these upgrades are interesting because they hold value.
Passengers who wish to fly on the domestic routes and indulge in luxury through their journey can now book business class tickets on one of these airlines for a comfortable experience in the domestic sector.