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User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8055 times:

The forum has been silent lately on the progress of installation of Delta's new interiors. Any updates?

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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8005 times:

I was on a new interior MD-80 BNA-ATL a few weeks ago, I like it!

User currently offlineScott4AA From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7893 times:

Does anyone know how fast they are changing the interiors?


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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7784 times:

One thing I've been wondering about the new DL MD-80 interiors is if they will be using the same ones for the whole fleet. One would think so, considering cost, however:

1) The 764, 777, and 738 all have more advanced seats in F and Y, including adjustable headrests. Do you think they will take these out on the other planes when the new interiors are installed?

2) Does anyone think additional upgrades will be made to the 763-ER fleet? Given DL's pledge to improve the cabin services and become more upscale, does one think that things like PTVs and adjustable headrests would be added to the international fleet?

I'm wondering if the MD-80s are being rolled out first as they are mainly for shorter haul flights, while other seats with more features are being planned for longer-haul planes like the 757, 767, 777, and 738? The new seats would be a big step down from what is currently available on those planes ...

Nevertheless, I'm happy to see the changes - new interiors are really needed. I'm flying on some MD-80s this summer so I'm hoping to get the new interior at least once or twice ... seems like they're popular with passengers ...


User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7762 times:

From what I saw a while back, the "new seats" appear to my unexperienced eye to be nothing more than featureless seat covers. Like you said, the 764, 777 and 738 already have better seats, even than these "new" ones. What about changing out the dated, '80's style overhead bins with more up-to-date hardware??


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User currently offlineDelta4eva From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7692 times:

I have flown on 2 MD-88s with the new interior. The look of the seats are not a huge improvement over the old ones, however are much more comfortable. I flew in coach on one flight and first on another. I sat down in first and was amazed at how comfortable the seats were. The Y seats could use a little more padding on the lower back. Overall, much better!

I also have wondered about what they will do with the newer 764/738 seats and the 763/757/733 seats. I'd imagine that they wouldn't remove the headrests on the 764/738 seats. I hope they will have the headrests and the leather seats.

Does anyone know if or when they will replace the international F and Y seats? I think I remember hearing something about that a while back.



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User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7526 times:
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As you said GSPSPOT, Delta isn't introducing new seats, but new seat covers.

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Even in First class, while new seat cusions are being used with the new covers, it's still the same basic seat.

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Delta isn't an airline that has money to spend on new seats, but since cloth seat covers are replaced preiodically in any case as they require cleaning/repair, there is little additional expense for Delta to introduce leather interiors. That said, the seats on the MD-88 are dated when compared to those used on Delta's more recent deliveries.

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User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

I think SONG's interior needs to be changed, it's a flying circus.
Lime green, orange and purple seats accents with blue.
I think the outside is ugly too with white and lime green line that
reminds me of sperm....very tacky overall. wished I flew Jetblue.
reminds me of Braniff and their flying colors.


User currently offlineTinPusher007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7417 times:

Personally, I think the seats are pretty damn ugly! They look cheap. Very tacky IMHO. I think the ones they replaced looked a lot better. DL has always seemed to drop the ball when it comes to their image, ie paint scheme, interiors, IFE, premium product. Overall, the marketing team leaves MUCH to be desired.


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User currently offlineAlb222 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7413 times:

Quoting WDBRR (reply 7):
think SONG's interior needs to be changed, it's a flying circus.
Lime green, orange and purple seats accents with blue.
I think the outside is ugly too with white and lime green line that
reminds me of sperm....very tacky overall. wished I flew Jetblue.
reminds me of Braniff and their flying colors.



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User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7332 times:

I've been on two MD-88s with the new interior. There are an improvement, but nothing special. Surprisingly, I have also been on an MD-90 with the new interior. I thought they were starting with the 88s only.


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User currently offlineLvkewlkid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7298 times:

I like Song's livery and interior.

User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7289 times:

From the looks, the new interiors look 100 times better than the current interior drab. Delta desperately needs those new seat covers on the 757s and the aging transatlantic 767s


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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2093 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7264 times:

The new interiors are only being applied to the domestic fleet at this time. An International fleet interior update and product enhancement is in the works.

[Edited 2005-02-27 03:15:12]

User currently offlineSongStar From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6957 times:

Quoting WDBRR (reply 7):
I think SONG's interior needs to be changed, it's a flying circus.
Lime green, orange and purple seats accents with blue.
I think the outside is ugly too with white and lime green line that
reminds me of sperm....very tacky overall. wished I flew Jetblue.
reminds me of Braniff and their flying colors.


More often than not....we get very positive feed back on the colors...so you would be a minority...just goes to show...you can't please all the people all time...

the colors make me smile actually...

 Smile

ss

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ps...this is a "new delta interior" thread isn't it????????? i think it is  Smile


User currently offlineThePinnacleKid From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 725 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6937 times:

Is DL the only US operator of MD-80 series acft with a 3-2 coach arrangement as opposed to the others 2-3...???


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User currently offlineBoeing73G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6903 times:

AS also does a 3-2 coach arrangement.

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6758 times:
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Quoting WDBRR (reply 7):
I think SONG's interior needs to be changed, it's a flying circus.
Lime green, orange and purple seats accents with blue.
I think the outside is ugly too with white and lime green line that
reminds me of sperm....very tacky overall. wished I flew Jetblue.
reminds me of Braniff and their flying colors.


There is absolutely, 100%, no possible way to please everyone. Any airline, at the best, will probably only please about 70% of their customers. If you don't like it, fly another airline. Period.


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6666 times:

I see new leather seat covers in two pictures above. I think they look nice.


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User currently offlineN839MH From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

The renovation of the interior along with some other changes cost about $350,00 for an MD88/90. Work is being done in GDL


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 44
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6504 times:

the new interiors are about more than just putting new seat covers. while new, more comfortable seats would be great, people need to undertand Delta isn't in a financial position to completely redo their aircraft. therefore, they are trying their best.

the new interiors provide a nice modern update, lighter colors and better lighting...

i personally like them and applaud Delta for trying to do what they can to make our travel experiences better.

can't please everyone...



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User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3013 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6281 times:

Quoting RwSEA (reply 3):
2) Does anyone think additional upgrades will be made to the 763-ER fleet? Given DL's pledge to improve the cabin services and become more upscale, does one think that things like PTVs and adjustable headrests would be added to the international fleet?


Quoting Tommy767 (reply 12):
Delta desperately needs those new seat covers on the 757s and the aging transatlantic 767s


Delta needs to so something with their transatlantic 763ER. I avoid them like the plague. I even prefer NW's Diesel 10's to them.



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User currently offlineBoeingATL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6153 times:

Hate to say, but IMHO, the updates on the MD-80 looks cheap and very generic. I can't tell any difference in comfort in either class, but the lighting is better and the repainted overhead panels are cleaner and brighter as well. What's with the parquet flooring in the lav? I saw it in first, is it in the back as well? What a waste money to make zero improvement. Unfortunately DL will never be a fashion leader. Their BizFirst class really needs updating; it's threadbare and looks worn. The 767's have really had a workout. Yet. . . . DL is still my airline of choice for schedule and convenience.


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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

I've flown on an MD-88 and an MD-90 with the new interiors. I like them a lot. Pretty comfortable.

The 757 fleet and many domestic 767's need the new seats a.s.a.p in my opinion.


User currently offlineWukka From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1017 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5364 times:

Quoting Brons2 (reply 21):
Delta needs to so something with their transatlantic 763ER. I avoid them like the plague.


Amen, my friend! I said that once and was beaten like the proverbial "red-headed stepchild".  Smile I love the convenience of DL nationally, but internationally, I'll choose to go elsewhere. I'll take an extra couple of hours on a 7+ across the pond in a layover for something that will at least give me some PTV and a bit of recline.

Again, there's no big dig on DL, and they've been my life as far as the majority of my air travel has been concerned... I'm just not very happy with the transcon product.



We can agree to disagree.
25 DALMD88 : The MD88 mod lines are on hold right now. The HMV lines are still installing the full mod on overhaul though and I think the MD90 fleet was done while
26 Panamair : Been on the new '88s and it is a lot brighter and 'cleaner' looking with the new design. Plus, another great improvement is the new signage for seat n
27 RamerinianAir : The aircraft that really need an update are the 763ERs. They use these on some long hauls and they only offer large screens at the front of the cabins
28 B4real : As a blood deep loyal DL flier, I agree with you RamerinianAir. The 763I config in Y is flushable. I don't know if I go for a Diesel10... I feel it i
29 N766UA : What's with DL's MD80s? They've got the 3X2 backwards from everyone else. The just feel like being different?
30 Alitalia744 : no. having the aircraft seat 3x2 (vs. 2x3) allows for a larger galley in the back of the aircraft. while useless now (as all they serve are pretzels
31 B4real : Not entirely useless... DL uses the MD-88 on select longer range flights, like CVG-PHX, ATL-DEN, and the returns - where they do food for sale. While
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