Delta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7690 times:
Looks like they have already started installing it.
"Delta's Atlanta-based employees are invited aboard Delta's first completed aircraft with the new interior from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Delta North Technical Center. The new all-leather seats throughout the first class and economy cabins will help Delta create a travel experience that is inviting, stylish and practical and one that customers will not forget. The new interior is also furnished with more durable elements that will help Delta reduce maintenance costs over the years. As opportunities become available, employees systemwide will be able view the new interior."
I'll try to take pictures.. they may not let me though. Anyone else planning to go?
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7558 times:
If you get on the Deltanet and go to the TOC website, there is a site for Cabin Programs. On their homepage there is a montage of interior pics. from what I could see there was a wood laminate floor somewhere on the plane, pale blue leather seats just like Song for Y/C, a dark grey or black F/C seat with a light grey center piece. A pic of a bathroom countertop that was probably made from corianne rather than stainless steel. Then a swatch of carpet.
Please post pics from tomorrows preview. Also please try to get a hold of some sort of timeline for the fleet if you can. Thanks!!! Enjoy the Kool Aid!!!
Supa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5208 times:
They can begin to market it now. I feel that JetBlue and Independence have ignited a new amenity race. In several years, all domestic mainline flying will be on the (nice) leather seat / PTV paradigm. People like nice seats.
N160LH From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4702 times:
Thank god they did away with that two piece seat cover crap that is on the old first class interior. Did I see something that looked like wood flooring in the lav...? I think it looks much better... I just pray we do not start miss matching the interior like we did a lot of the exterior paint jobs.
ya never know with mother delta
good job TOC
"I do alright up in the air, its down on the ground that I tend to mess up..."
Ord From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4538 times:
"In several years, all domestic mainline flying will be on the (nice) leather seat / PTV paradigm."
This will not happen. No legacy carrier other than Delta has said they will put leather seats in the main cabin. Also, you will not see legacy carriers spending millions of dollars to retrofit current planes with in-seat video.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4525 times:
Looks sort of cheap--like they just reupholstered the existing seats. I'd assume all DL did was re-upholster the seats and not order new frames. I actually liked the DL First seats as they were before. The coach section looks just like a 737 Shuttle copy. Whatever though, my preference is for leather over fabric.
Lufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3252 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4482 times:
Really is this the best they could do? It looks 1980s. Sure it's leather, but it isn't visually inviting at all. sure domestic seats don't need winged headrests....but some shaping to create the illusion of a headrest at least isn't too much to ask. How would you feel if you purchased a new car and it had old 1960s style bench seating?
for comparison, check out Jetstar's new leather seats.
MoPac From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4445 times:
I have to agree that it does not look inviting, at all. The covers look like they have "leather seating surfaces" but vinyl sides and backs. Wood in the lav is a nice detail but seems in contrast to the featureless seats.
TomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4407 times:
Leather is OK on lhort haul flights, but the novelty and comfort really wear off after the fourth hour. You start getting sweaty, and if they are a low grade of leather, they don't breathe. Besides, these new seatcovers look cheap. They remind me of my old school bus.