Delta begins full flat-bed seat installation on final international fleet type, Airbus 330 aircraft

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    Good news. This means recliner roulette will be less likely with each one converted!

    Is DL now compete with all the 763 intl. plane conversions too? I know 764, 747, and 777 are done, but hadn't heard that 763s were all done.
     
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    No, the 763s are about 2/3 done. They will be done by the end of the calendar year, and once peak summer flying is done, almost all unconverted birds will be out of service as they get upgraded.
     
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    That is good news. I've become addicted to those new seats in the 764's I fly in regularly.
     
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    Does this include the 763 on the ATL-EZE route? We're flying that on Dec 17.
     
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    Unfortunately, that flight shows the old configuration right now. As of last week, 71% of 767-300ERs were done or in the shop. A handful will get in before summer, so maybe 75% for summer schedule. By December, I'd say we'll be down to 10-15% flying with the old seats, so your odds are decent that they'll decide to make a change before then. However, you may be unfortunate enough to be stuck on one of the last routes done.
     
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    Delta Blog Post:

    Say Hello to the Reinvented A330!

     
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    if you had a choice of the Airbus 330 or the Boeing 767, which would you choose and why for a transatlantic flight?
     
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    A330, reverse herringbone J > straight ahead J.
     
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    As for why: the A330 is FBW and therefore is slightly quieter and smoother than is the older technology B767. However, I'll happily fly either. Whither is more recently refurbished will trump the airplane preference anyway, and new A330's are the best of all.

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    I'm partial to Boeings but I love the A333 onboard experience up front and in the back as well with excellent IFE.
     
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    To be fair to both the IFE is an airline option rather than an airframers. Mostly airlines choose almost identical IFE for new/refurbished cabins on all aircraft serving similar routed.

    However the smoothness and flight comfort do favor FBW so All current production Airbus and B777 and B787 do have advantages over older technologies.

    For me personally I choose operator first, age of aircraft second if I know) and type third. For types my favorites right now are, in order A380, B748, A330, B787 other things remaining equal, but if course they rarely are. EK is the only carrier I don't have a type preference. A380 and B773 F are almost identical, except for the shower, of course.

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