DL - Updates for 225 Narrowbody A/C

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  1. rwoman
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    DLCorpGuy on TOBB announced this today:

    dl.com:
    DELTA TO IMPROVE PASSENGER COMFORT ON 225 DOMESTIC NARROWBODY AIRCRAFT
     
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    That will make the Atlanta to Anchorage flights this summer more bearable if it actually has IFE because these pmNW 757s suck when it comes to long flights. :eek:
     
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    Interesting to compare Delta's strategy with UA's regarding 757 retirement and fleet wide IFE.
     
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    Slimline seats (3 extra rows on the 752s; 1 extra on the A319/320s), smaller F cabins on the 752s and people are still happy about the changes.

    Color me surprised.
     
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    Stockholm Syndrome. :cool:

    Slimline seats are an odd way to improve "passenger comfort." :rolleyes:

    David
     
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    I don't like the UA slimline seats, but I believe there are also many who hate(d) the supposedly rock hard legacy CO coach seats on some of their planes.
     
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    How are they shrinking the F cabin? I thought the space was pretty much defined by the location of the 2L door. Do they use more of the space for galley/lav or increasing the seat pitch compared to carriers that put 6 rows of F seats into the same space? Or put a couple of rows of Econ comfort in the back?
     
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    I don't know how they're doing it but the release is pretty clear about the 752s:
    Today they mostly have 22 or 24 F seats on the 752s (one config has 26). Going to 20 is a cut best I can calculate.
     
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    I expect your last sentence is correct.

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    I'm sure you will enjoy the larger overhead bins as well. :eek:

    Somebody on airliners.net is saying that the 757s will have modified bins that will allow bags to be placed on their sides like in a bookcase, greatly increasing the number of bags that the bin can hold.

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    More or less, yes. They're very similar to the Sky Interior bins on the 737s and 787s. They hold more bags but, alas, they are harder for humans to climb in to. I'll take the trade, but it isn't going to help me get a new avatar any time soon. ;)
     
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    Even when ordered as "stock" seats the finishes are custom to the operator. Plus I'm not sure who has them in service right now. JetBlue and United are both putting them into service in the coming months.

    ETA: A bit more research suggests DL may have these seats on their 739s and renovated A330s.
     
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