Two American-based airlines recently revealed upgrades to their first class seats for domestic flights. One of them is American Airlines (AA) and the other is Delta Air Lines. While AA’s updates are minimal, Delta has taken a completely different approach for their new order of A321neos.

Set to take flight in the later part of 2020, the new Delta Air Lines first class seat is created by Recaro, a German aircraft seating company and by Factorydesign, a London-based design firm specializing in airline seats and cabin interiors. Combining the interior space of the A321 narrow-body jet together with customer feedback, here’s what the new first class seat will look like.

Delta A321neo first class seat

(Image: Delta Air Lines / Source: Crystal Cabin Award)

One of the most significant features of the Delta A321neo first class seat is the curved back panel. It’s a revolutionary design for domestic seats in a first class cabin that creates privacy without compromising seat width or length. Aside from the panel, the tray table is 25 percent larger, there’s three times more space to store your personal belongings, the seat cushions feature memory foam technology for better comfort, the AC and USB sockets are easier to access and the HD wireless entertainment screens are larger in size.

Delta A321neo first class

(Image: Delta Air Lines / Source: Crystal Cabin Award)

It will be interesting to see if other airlines will adopt a similar privacy feature if nothing else, but only time will tell.

Currently, only the A321neo will feature these news first class seats. Whether or not other aircraft will be retrofitted with them is yet to be determined.