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NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:24:10 AM »
Finally !!!
 
It was announced yesterday on flight to Tel Aviv, New seats coming next month to JFK/TLV route !!

 
Press release below !!
 
Delta Begins Full Flat-bed Seat Installations on Boeing 747-400 Aircraft

Customers will experience new interiors on all 747s by October 2012

Airline offers more direct-aisle access in business cabin than any other U.S. carrier

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is renovating its Boeing 747-400 aircraft fleet to include full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin and new “slim line” seats offering more personal space and individual in-seat entertainment throughout the Economy cabin. The airline already has taken delivery of the first modified aircraft, which operated its first flight on Jan. 26, 2012 from Tokyo-Narita to Detroit. As modifications are completed throughout 2012, customers will increasingly see the upgraded aircraft on various routes across the Pacific and Atlantic. Customers will experience the new interiors on each 747 flown by Delta by October, 2012.
BusinessElite
Each 747 will have 48 BusinessElite full flat-bed seats on the upper and lower deck of the aircraft featuring direct aisle access for every seat, a 110-volt universal power outlet,USB port and a personal LED reading lamp. In addition, each seat comes with a 15.4 inch widescreen video monitor with instant access to more than 1,000 entertainment options – more than any other U.S. carrier – including more than 300 films, 88 hours of television programming, nearly 100 hours of premium programming from HBO and Showtime, 27 video games and more than 5,000 digital music tracks.
Delta already offers more direct-aisle access seats than any other U.S. carrier. The new 747 BusinessElite seat, manufactured by Zodiac Aerospace, are approximately 80 inches in length and 20.5 inches wide, and will be arranged in an angled herringbone layout, similar to the flat-bed product currently offered on Delta’s 777 fleet. Window seats will face outward, while center seats are angled toward each other. The new seats are 20 percent wider than those they replace and include a large dining table and side console. There are no middle or rear-facing seats.

“Our best customers want a full flat-bed seat with direct aisle access and the new BusinessElite configuration of our 747s provides them with an industry leading experience as they fly across the globe,” said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president – Marketing, Network and Revenue Management. “The days of having to step over a sleeping customer in the seat next to you are over. These upgrades will make the 747 the premier aircraft in our international fleet and customers will immediately notice the improved experience.”

To date, more than one-third of Delta’s widebody international fleet has been upgraded with direct-aisle access full flat-bed seats and the airline’s entire widebody international fleet of more than 140 aircraft will be flying with full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite by 2014. Already Delta’s fleet of 18 Boeing 777 aircraft, each with 45 BusinessElite seats per plane, and all 21 Boeing 767-400ER aircraft with 40 BusinessElite seats per plane have been retrofitted with full flat-bed seats. Seven Boeing 767-300ER with 36 full flat-bed seats and new interiors are currently flying, with the entire fleet scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

Economy Comfort
Like all of Delta’s international fleet, the 747s also will feature the Economy Comfort product in its Economy cabin which includes up to four additional inches of legroom for 35 full inches of seat pitch and 50 percent more recline. Delta’s 747 aircraft each have 42 Economy Comfort seats.
The product, which is similar to upgraded Economy services currently available on flights operated by Delta’s joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia, is located in the first few rows of the Economy cabin on more than 160 Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft.
In addition to more leg room and recline, customers seated in Economy Comfort will enjoy priority boarding and complimentary spirits throughout the flight. These benefits are in addition to Delta’s standard international Economy class amenities, including complimentary meals, beer, wine, entertainment, blankets and pillows.

Economy
Changes to the Economy cabin will be immediately evident as Delta transitions to a “slim line” seat, providing customers with up to two inches of additional knee clearance. All seats feature a headrest with adjustable wings, height and tilt, USB power and an industry-leading nine-inch touchscreen featuring personal on-demand entertainment including the same extensive library of entertainment choices as those offered in BusinessElite.
Installing full flat-bed seats on Delta’s widebody international aircraft is a major component of the $2 billion investment Delta is making in its product and customer experience. Delta’s investment also includes work underway on Delta’s new Terminal 4 at New York-JFK, opening in 2013, and the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal in Atlanta, opening in April of this year. Delta also will spend more than $100 million to expand, renovate and consolidate terminals C and D at LaGuardia. Customers also will see Delta’s investment in its more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs throughout the system, power poles at dozens of airports, mobile apps which include features such as baggage tracking and WiFi on more than 800 aircraft.

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 12:27:09 AM »
About time. 
However as much as I like leather seats, I'm not such a fan of it on my bed.
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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 01:20:10 PM »
I am going to miss the ashtrays

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 08:05:01 AM »
I am going to miss the ashtrays
did you ever realize that they still have ashtrays in some of the bathrooms on the plane, and they have a special announcement about the smoke detectors in the bathroom  :)

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AA also adds new perks...
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 07:02:55 PM »
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/02/travel/american-airlines-legroom/index.html?hpt=hp_bn1


(CNN) -- American Airlines is offering another option to the passenger who is tired of jamming his knees into a fellow flier's back. The carrier's new "Main Cabin Extra" seats in coach will offer four to six inches of additional legroom.
The airline will start installing the new seating configuration across its fleet this year, the airline said.
The roomier seating will be at the front of the main coach cabins to make boarding and deplaning easier for passengers who opt for the extra legroom. Prices for customers who purchase the roomier seating will range from $8 to $108 per segment, depending on length. Passengers will be able to buy the new seats for flights aboard the new Boeing 777-300ERs in spring 2012.
Access to the option will be free for higher-level award program members and passengers who purchase full-fare economy tickets. A "significant portion" of Main Cabin Extra seats will be reserved for elite customers, the airline said in its announcement.
"Customers traveling in Main Cabin Extra seats will enjoy four to six inches of extra leg room compared to a standard main cabin seat, as well as priority boarding privileges," said Virasb Vahidi, American's chief commercial officer, in a statement. "We continue to provide our customers with choices that enable them to customize their travel on American to be the experience they desire and value."
Upgrades and purchase of the new seats will be available from the time of booking until check-in.
American will continue to offer Preferred Seats, desirable seats near the front of the main coach cabin, which are complimentary for elite fliers and available for purchase by other customers.
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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 09:54:59 PM »
its looks like some TLV aircraft's r updated already

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 04:25:57 PM »
I will be traveling JFK- tlv on delta 747 with business class. I cannot find anywhere stating that seats will be upgraded by then.  I even called delta, and they said they have no information.  Does anyone know if they will be upgraded to flat bed seating by mid may?   

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 04:34:45 PM »
its looks like some TLV aircraft's r updated already

It's only showing may 1 and may 2 for flat bed seats. Strange.....

Nothing before those dates or after.  Any ideas as to when mid may flights will be flat bed?

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 09:25:06 PM »
april 25

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 09:36:38 PM »
april 25

What is April 25?  Is it written anywhere or confirmed by Delta?  When I call delta, no one has been able to confirm anything other that it will be completed in 2012!

Thank you

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 09:53:02 PM »
 >:(
I just searched the delta website. And noticed that with my luck, the flight on the day before and day afterhas flatbeds..  Grrrr.  Any reason for this, or will it still possibly change ?

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012, 01:48:08 PM »
On my April 18th flight they had the new biz seats

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 01:52:06 PM »
On my April 18th flight they had the new biz seats

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2012, 02:22:41 PM »
About time. 
However as much as I like leather seats, I'm not such a fan of it on my bed.
+1
AA on transatlantic flights always have leather too. But the new business in delta that I flew to lhr is IMO better then business first united

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Re: NEW DELTA BUSINESS SEATS
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2012, 04:19:20 PM »
United BF on which aircraft?