Delta Is Offering Peloton Classes on Flights for Some Reason

by Matthew Memrick

Delta Airlines is giving passengers the option of fitness and wellness training through a partnership deal with biking fitness company Peloton.

According to People Magazine, passengers will get their choice of five guided stretching and meditation videos. Just for the record, CNN said Peloton approached Delta. So there you go.

And if you’re in the middle seat of a 777, you might have to watch out for that accidental fist pop to the face. Granted, Delta was keeping the middle seat open earlier this year, but that soon changed in May. 

And besides, with all these passengers getting rowdy this year, a little meditation closed eyes, and short breathes wouldn’t hurt.

Delta, Peloton Offer ‘Classes in the Clouds’

The trial program will run from now until early 2022. It’s the first time Peloton is offering one of its programs through a non-Peloton platform.

The interactive fitness platform will offer five in-flight videos, going from five to 20 minutes each. Anna Greenberg, Chelsea Jackson-Roberts, Ross Rayburn, Matty Maggiacomo, and Adrian Williams will lead the videos.

“It gives us the chance [to show] people that aren’t Peloton members about this accessibility and that we have the best fitness content in the world,” Jen Cotter, Peloton’s chief content officer, told CNN Business.

Cotter added that once a person downloads the Peloton app and tries a class out, “they’re going to fall in love with Peloton.”

The fitness company has tried to appeal to all sorts of people to dispel the myth that it only caters to the wealthy.

Pelton’s deal with Delta may be an attempt to bring some fanfare back to the company. A massive recall of its higher-end treadmill didn’t help, and recent earnings have been disappointing to investors.

Delta Airlines Ramping Up Entertainment

The airline is also bulking up its in-flight entertainment with 56 new releases like “Stillwater,” “Free Guy,” and “No Sudden Move.”  

According to CNN, Delta had not changed or upgraded its in-flight entertainment options because of the need to cut costs amid the pandemic.

Passengers can already watch more than 500 TV shows and more than 100 movies on flights.

Delta Studios has also partnered with HBO Max for exclusive content, including “Friends: The Reunion,” “Love Life,” and “Raised By Wolves.”

There were also more than 40 podcast series from Spotify for passengers. 

More Seat Follies For Delta

NBC reported on a Delta passenger arrested this past Friday before the plane left Atlanta.

The accused man, Curtis Maurice Clayton, got into a heated argument with a passenger seated behind him. Clayton soon punched the man on the Atlanta-to-Los Angeles flight.

Atlanta police said the incident centered around one of the passengers, German Montez, putting an item in the man’s seat pocket. 

A passenger video caught the fight with others trying to restrain the men. Reportedly, the video caught one passenger saying, “Seriously? I already missed one flight.”