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A good night's sleep for London Heathrow Airport passengers?

Thu, 16 Oct, 2008

People travelling on flights to the US from London Heathrow Airport may be able to get a better night's sleep following an announcement from Delta Airlines.

The carrier has said that it will implement fully-reclining beds on its services to New York and Atlanta for business class passengers as of summer 2009.

Some 40 of the beds will be installed in each business class cabin, which will be 77 inches long and which will recline by 180 degrees, giving each person direct access to the aisle.

Glen Hauenstein, Delta executive vice-president of network planning and revenue management, said: "We are pleased to add the consistency of 180-degree full flat beds to all Delta flights operating at the world's No.1 business airport - Heathrow."

In addition, Delta, which operates services to 287 destinations in 58 countries, said it is to implement another daily non-stop flight to New York's JFK aiport, bringing the total to three and allowing travellers to choose between morning, early evening or late evening departures.

Joe Evans

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