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Delta's New Interior  
User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7355 times:

Looks like they have already started installing it.

From deltanet:

"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?

-Hank  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7223 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!!!


User currently offlineLearjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6795 times:

If delta can't get some fast $$$$ the only seats they will need will be a seat at the welfare office! Baww hahaha!

User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6455 times:

Saw it today. First plane with the new interior is an MD-88, which will start flying passengers tomorrow.

Both cabins are leather. I would say it's definitely an improvement in coach class. The already poor first class cabin is now much worse. I will post pictures either later tonight or tomorrow.

-Hank


User currently offlineDeltadude8 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 569 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6278 times:

Hank...im lookin forward to seein them...

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3096 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6010 times:

So, the "new & improved" FC seats are WORSE? I didn't think it could get worse than the flat, featureless domestic First seats most majors use...


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5874 times:

I think the first class seats are currently just new covers, with new seats being planned. Anyone else heard that?

User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5541 times:

I have pictures now. If anyone wants to see them, email me. tropicaljetboy at gmail.com

I've uploaded the pics, but it'll probably be a few days before they're in the database.

-Hank  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineN160LH From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5455 times:

Does anyone know the ship number?


"I do alright up in the air, its down on the ground that I tend to mess up..."
User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5379 times:

ship # 9000. N900DE

User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5265 times:

I think 9005 will be the next aircraft to be done. It should be started in about 2-3 weeks and finished about a month after that. Some others will be getting partial upgrades in the near future.

User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Does anyone know what's in the works for the BusinessElite cabin?

Thanks for the help  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1626 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4907 times:

Seems like the role out will be very slow, which presents a bit of a catch 22:

a) fast role out means big costs, which DL may not be able to afford

b) few aircraft re-fitted means lower costs, but "random" factor as to whether your aircraft has new interior, meaning little or no immediate yeild/load factor increases as a result.

what is the business plan/role out behind this stratgey?


User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4873 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.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

So, leather seats and PTVs are "IN" and meals and other inflight services are "OUT"?

Its interesting how airline marketing has changed....


User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4420 times:

I tried to email everyone that requested pics. Now there are online, waiting to be screened.

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/Img15449.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/Img15439_filtered.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/Img15458_filtered.jpg
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/Img15434_filtered.jpg

Sorry the pics aren't great quality, took the pics while the plane was parked inside the hanger.. so not too much light.

-Hank  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineN160LH From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4367 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.

hahah
ya never know with mother delta
good job TOC

N160LH



"I do alright up in the air, its down on the ground that I tend to mess up..."
User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4203 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.


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4190 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.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently onlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4147 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.

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Also check out this trip report from our finnish friends, to see Lufthansa's new european short haul seat.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/49577/

As you can see, Delta's seat looks rather old. If they aren't prepared to do it properly, why not just save the money. God knows, they can do with it.



User currently offlineMoPac From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4110 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.

Very Aeroflot '79.


User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 529 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4072 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.


Paper makes an airplane fly
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5201 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

I actually like the way it looks--Hopefully it will bode well with the idea that 'Leather=luxury'. Me I love leather--in my car; on the plane I really could care less.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineNwa757300 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Cool looking new seats! Soothing, calm colors. Like the hardwood floor look too. Don't know why they went with leather, not always the most comfortable texture after a while. But still cool.

User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

Luv the faux wood flooring in the can! Maybe they can continue it down the main aisle

25 Post contains images ATLhomeCMH : Delta777-XXX: Hey, just curious...did you sit in the seats? If so, is there much more room than the old ones? I noticed it's still in a 2x3 configurat
26 USAirways737 : Very dissapointing. This is why people flock more and more to the LCCs. Even when the legacies try to emulate the LCCs like with Delta having leather
27 Jcxp15 : USAirways737: Couldn't hae said it better myself. The seats are very dissapointing, and as someone said, look more like seats from a school bus than a
28 Ckfred : I like the overall look. So many airlines have gone to blue seats that seeing another color is refreshing. I still think AA has the best coach seats w
29 Gnomon : Imagine -- the hordes of highly selective Airliners.net users being disappointed in a departure from the status quo! The look of the new interior -- m
30 Aa777mia : I think the cabin looks rather BLAH... I agree, it looks like the old seats were just recovered..
31 Delta777-XXX : It's my understanding that the seat pitch, legroom, and all that good stuff is exactly the same as it was before. I did sit in the seats, they're not
32 Lufthansa : Gnomon Are you delusional? Those seats, particularly economy, are crap. Now they're just leather covered crap. The design looks as old as you do. How
33 GlorydaysSR : The seats are fine (although I def think they could do better esp in First class). What about service though-thats more important. How are they going
34 Burnsie28 : Those seats are just as ugly as I-Air's, if not worse, they look more like plastic and the color of the leather, does not fit with Delta, i would imag
35 CAL : Well they are a SkyTeam partner and I don't really want to knock them but the seats really look cheap. I also agree if your not going to go it right j
36 GlorydaysSR : I just wish they would put those damn PTVs that the flying public is obsessed with on the damn plane and advertise it like crazy. TV, TV everywhere! A
37 Post contains images Gnomon : Lufthansa -- How, exactly, do you know how "old" I look? Freaky... It would appear, predictably, that our subjective standards for evaluating aircraft
38 Corey07850 : Personally, I'm not a fan of the seats (I do like the lav though)... but you have to realize how the general public will react. I'm sure Delta will ma
39 Jfkaua : those jetstart seats look awesome... I would rather sit in seats like that... even if they were cloth not leather... I don't get why everyone likes le
40 NWAskyteam : I gotta go with the majority here....the quality of the leather looks pretty low grade and it is obvious these are the same old McDonnell Douglas seat
41 Type-rated : I think the new seats look like the old vinyl seats that you would have found in economy cars of the 1960's. They look very cheap and the color remind
42 Aeroflot777 : Yeah, like most people here I'm quite disappointed. Especially since Delta is always my first choice carrier. But whatever if this helps them attract
43 Beno : Those Delta seats look like something you find on a public bus. And to think Jetstar is a LCC and there leather seats look 20+ years ahead of DLs and
44 Wilcharl : looks like the same texture of leather as the song interiors minus the god awful colors
45 Post contains links and images Bhxforever : Wow! it just screams cheap! More airlines should follow in BAs example: View Large View MediumPhoto © Antoine Ossadzow View Large View MediumPhoto &c
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