The question “how to stand through the long flight” seems to never fall out of use. Today, we will see how different are business class options provided by Asian and American airlines.
Korean Air is the South Korean largest airline and flag carrier; it is also one of the major air companies throughout Asia serving both passenger and cargo flights. In total, Korean Air operates on more than 100 international and domestic destinations.
Delta Air Lines also referred to as Delta Airlines or just Delta is one of the 3 major flight companies in the United States. They serve over 300 destinations in 54 countries worldwide.
So in the current article, I’m gonna compare Korean Air business class to Delta Airlines’. Note that business class at Korean Air is called Prestige Class; at Delta, it is called Delta One.
The table below presents the differences between Korean Air & Delta Airlines Business Class in brief – check out what is waiting for you on the ground and during the flight. Next, I will tell you in details about special features of Korean Air’s and Delta’s seats, onboard food and entertainment, and amenities provided.
Delta Airlines vs Korean Air Business Class
On the Ground
|Booking Perks||Become a member of the Sky Priority program to get exclusive advantages and accrue miles
If you are a holder of a Global Upgrade Certificate from Diamond Medallion, you can upgrade to Delta One as well
|Join the SKYPASS loyalty program and accrue miles
Reserve your preferred seat
24 hours before your flight takes off
|Check-in||Exclusive area with many counters for pretty smooth check-in||Individualized check-in at the Prestige class counter|
|Baggage Services||Priority baggage service||Priority baggage service|
|Airport Lounges||Enjoy your stay at Delta Sky Club and SkyTeam partner lounges worldwide||Relax and work at Premium Lounge at the Incheon Airport|
|Staying Fresh||A number of shower suites and bathrooms at premium lounges||Premium Arrival Shower Service|
|Dining||Choose from a great number of fine meals, drinks, and healthy snacks at your lounge||Great selection of meals and drinks
at the Premium Lounge
Snacks and beverages on domestic flights from Seoul – Incheon
|Boarding||On a priority basis||On a priority basis|
Delta Airlines vs Korean Air Business Class
In the Air
|Seats||Delta One Suites||Depending on the aircraft type: Prestige Suites, Prestige Sleeper, Prestige Plus, B737 Prestige Seat|
|Entertain and Work||Each seat is equipped with a power outlet and USB-ports, an adjustable screen, and worktable||Personal power outlets, LCD monitors, lighting-sound systems, and extra workspace|
|In-flight food||Top-class meals made from fresh regional ingredients by world-recognized chefs and exclusive alcohol||Premium-quality Western and Asian cuisine meals, French, Italian, German, and Californian wines and champagne|
|Amenities||Amenity Kit from the TUMI brand
Bedding accessories designed by Westin Heavenly
|Amenity Kit from the DAVI brand available on longhaul flights to America, Europe, Oceania, and the Middle East|
|Lighting||Customizable lighting at every suite||Adjustable mood lighting with the option of gradual dimming or brightening|
|Other Services||Wake-up service|
|Special Facilities||Accessible restrooms|
|On-board Lounge||A380 aircraft host Dream Lounge “Celestial Bar”|
Comparing business class seats on Delta Airlines and Korean Air
Delta One have completely reinvented their business class so all passengers now can have excellent trips in brand-new Delta One suites. Each suite features a flat-bad seat with the 180-degree reclining option, a full-height sliding door, and sliding privacy partitions. All seats are cushioned with the memory foam. Besides, there are large legroom, direct aisle access, and extra space for luggage.
In Korean Air’s Prestige Class, there are 4 different types of suites depending on the aircraft model. Here they are:
- Prestige Suites have a fully-flat seat inside and provide and direct aisle access
- Prestige Sleeper suites are equipped with fully-flat seats with adjustable footrest and back support
- Prestige Plus suites offer spacious bed-type seats
- B737 Prestige Seat is found on Boeing 737 airplanes only. Not that a personal monitor may be or not be available depending on a concrete aircraft.
Differences of in-flight food Korean Air & Delta Airlines Business Class
When it comes to dining at Delta One, you are about to taste premium meals cooked from thoroughly selected and fresh ingredients. The menu may differ from one region to another but everywhere, you will find exclusive seasonal options made for you by restaurant chefs. Your dinner will be served on lavish Alessi tableware. There is also a perfect selection of exquisite alcohol available.
The first thing to know about Korean Air business class food is that it was twice the laureate of Mercury Award. So you’re gonna have a very delicious experience as all dishes are made from organically grown ingredients. You can choose from a variety of Western and traditional Asian meals. As for drinks, world-famous wines and champagne are at your disposal.
Onboard entertainment and working options
If you travel business class with Delta, you will be able to explore all the perks given to you by Delta Studio. Each seat in a cabin is equipped with a 110W power outlet and USB ports of different kinds. To watch your favorite movies and shows in HD quality or listen to music, use an adjustable 18-inch screen, the largest among U.S. airlines. Good news: in-flight Wi-Fi is available! You will also receive a noise-restricting headset.
At Korean Air, all seats have 100-150W power outlets compatible with the majority of plug types. You will have a personal LCD monitor to enjoy audio and video on demand. If you are more into reading, they offer the Morning Calm magazine in Korean and English and e-book.
Comparing amenities at business class of Delta Airlines and Korean Air
Delta Airlines provide their clients with TUMI amenity kits that include lip balm, hand and body lotion, earplugs and eyeshades. You will also receive Westin Heavenly bedding accessories: a soft duvet and pillow.
On flights with Korean Air, you get an amenity kit from DAVI only if your trip lasts for more than 6 hours. There are 3 cosmetic items, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and eye mask.
Both Korean Air and Delta Airlines have done a great job in order to help their clients receive amazing onboard experience. Simultaneously, there are quite many differences between two business classes: Delta represents the American approach to comfort while Korean Air attracts customers with its Asian exotics. I would say Delta provides more options onboard since they give every single passenger an amenity kit and bedding set – at Korean Air, they do so only on extra-long flights. Yet the food and drinks are superb at both companies and the entertainment options are equal. Anyway, it is completely up to you which style to prefer!