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I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!  
User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 740 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9651 times:

I had a flight today from TPA-ATL on a Delta 767-400ER and much to my surprise it had the new international configuration. The cabin was immaculate with all blue leather seats with comfortable headrests in the same color leather and the new Intl' AVOD system (so I guess the International 767s will have headrests with the new leather seats!) The refreshed BusinessElite looked so much better as well and will definitely hold up for a few years until the new seats are installed.

I have to say I really am proud of Delta when I see a product like this. A few years ago I hated Delta. Their product basically was horrible. Now they have taken a whole new approach with new leather, lighting, signage, and AVOD. My seat, 28G was very comfortable and the AVOD is awseome. No Satellite TV because this was an international configuration, but passengers had the choice of numerous TV shows in every genre (i.e. comedy, drama, family, sports, entertainment) as well as many First Run movies ( I believe 20 or so) in different categories as well. If this wasn't enough, there were many audio stations and CD selections to choose from as well.

They also had a survey on the PTV under "My Flight" asking for feedback on the cabin cleanliness (asking specifically if any trash was seen on the floor, on the seat, in the seat back and if the windows were cleaned to provide a clear view), if the carpet, leather seats or any stitching was worn or torn, and asked about the comfort of the seat.

The seats definitely seemed new and not just recovered because the metal didn't have a scratch on it. Also, one neat thing was all channel selections, volume, overhead lights and FA call buttons are now controlled on the touch screen on the PTV rather than on the arm rest.

Great job Delta. Keep up the good work! I hope to see this on the 767-300s too!

[Edited 2006-12-27 04:10:39]

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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6651 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9555 times:

That is great to know! I havent gotten any updates on whether the international 767-300ERs will be getting PTVs in economy or not. It is good to know though that the headrests are still there. The newest 757s, which featured headrests, had them removed when they were converted to Song.


The Pink Delta 767-400ER - The most beautiful aircraft in the sky
User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9534 times:

THIS is awesome to hear......I need to look up the tail number tomorrow at work, I wasen't aware they had started work on the -400s

Thanks ATLflyer, we're working hard to keep your business!

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9480 times:

Quoting Foxecho (Reply 2):
THIS is awesome to hear......I need to look up the tail number tomorrow at work, I wasen't aware they had started work on the -400s

Thanks ATLflyer, we're working hard to keep your business!

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI

Andrew,

My flight number was 444 if you know how to look up what equipment was used.

Honestly, it looked like we were one of the first people on this plane. Everything was immaculate including the paint on the outside...very shiny...looked like it had been waxed...and it was gray in Tampa and Atlanta today!

Hopefully Delta will offer headrests and this AVOD system on all International flights on the 767-300ER, 767-400ER and 777.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3987 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9469 times:

Quoting ATLflyer (Thread starter):
I hope to see this on the 767-300s too!

Me too! Seems like a nice new product they've gone and got themselves...

Are there any photos out there?


User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9398 times:

Personally I should suggest these -400s get sent on 34/35 ATL-DKR-JNB because the AVOD is done in coach.....better this than Mainscreen for 16 hours......


ATLFlyer..I'll look it up thanks for the flight number dude...your post has made my day, to hear AVOD on a 764.....

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9398 times:

Sorry for the bad quality...these were taken on my camera phone.







User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9354 times:

Quoting Foxecho (Reply 5):
Personally I should suggest these -400s get sent on 34/35 ATL-DKR-JNB because the AVOD is done in coach.....better this than Mainscreen for 16 hours......


ATLFlyer..I'll look it up thanks for the flight number dude...your post has made my day, to hear AVOD on a 764.....

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI

The FA notified us that Flight 444 would continue to San Diego; however, not on this plane because it was an internationally configured 767-400ER. I heard on the overhead speakers in Atlanta that a flight to Mexico City would depart from our arrival gate(E5) and use that plane.


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8966 times:

hmmm... any Idea when Delta will have more of these planes done up with the new seats and AVOD? I am flying them in march and I can take a bit longer of a lay over in ATL and catch a 767-400ER to SLT instead of a 767-300 (non ER)
Also is ther any way with DL to check to see if my aircraft will have the new seats? (like if they have a different amount of seats that I could notice in the seat map etc...?)


I'm still amazed that DL has a 2-2-2 config in bizzelite on the 767's... I mean the seat is only .5 inches wider then economy.

even if I wasn't to get the new seats would it be worth taking the 767-400ER?
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8945 times:

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 3):
My flight number was 444 if you know how to look up what equipment was used.

N838MH possibly?

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8734 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 8):
hmmm... any Idea when Delta will have more of these planes done up with the new seats and AVOD? I am flying them in march and I can take a bit longer of a lay over in ATL and catch a 767-400ER to SLT instead of a 767-300 (non ER)
Also is ther any way with DL to check to see if my aircraft will have the new seats? (like if they have a different amount of seats that I could notice in the seat map etc...?)


I'm still amazed that DL has a 2-2-2 config in bizzelite on the 767's... I mean the seat is only .5 inches wider then economy.

even if I wasn't to get the new seats would it be worth taking the 767-400ER?
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.

Somehow the BusinessElite seats looked wider to me than 18.5'', but I guess they are not. Except for Continental, isn't 2-2-2 standard for a 767 in Business Class? No way they will keep 2-2-2- when they introduce the new BusinessElite seats next year...

I don't know if Delta has changed their seat maps yet, but I know that my seat, 28G, was in front of a coat closet and mini FA station when the current maps for the 767-400ER have many more rows of seats behind it before any type of divider. At first I thought it would be a problem sitting there, but it wasn't at all. The Flight Attendants were very quiet...also my seat still seemed to recline the same amount and it was nice not having anyone behind me. The window is slightly forward from the seat, so it makes it nice to put a pillow between the seat and wall for sleeping.


User currently offlineFLLspoter From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8692 times:

I had the same Experience Going from ATL-SLC on the evining flight
even though i was the bulkhead of the first class cabin the seat was amazing along with the IFE



FLL justs gets better and better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8490 times:

Looks like DL12 to LGW might be the new config 764ER...can't wait to fly on it!


"To fly or not to fly there is no question!"
User currently offlineN839MH From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8400 times:

ATLflyer...444 on 12/26 was indeed on A/C N838MH.

Delta took delivery of this aicraft on 01/10/2001.

It was Boeing Line number 821.

Glad to hear a positive feedback on Delta's continued improvment
of its service and product!



Solodude!
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7633 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8132 times:

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 7):
I heard on the overhead speakers in Atlanta that a flight to Mexico City would depart from our arrival gate(E5) and use that plane.

Really??? I hope someone at MEX had the chance to take some pics of the plane as it landed on or departed from MEX. Or better yet, I hope some a.net member took that flight and will write a trip report!



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8118 times:

Looks great....keep up the good work Delta!!


We Love To Fly And It Shows.
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3015 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7982 times:

Quoting BillReid (Reply 16):
This is all BS.

Dude get over it. Your rants aren't supported. Wait until DL introduces the new interiors around the entire fleet, and then complain if you don't get it. Sheesh, with only one plane being done, what are the chances that Mr. BillReid will get it! For that kinda of attitude you should get it last.

It was coming from TPA to operate an int'l flight. Some customers on the flight to MEX got the new product, I'm sorry it wasn't you.

Big thumbs up to DL for revamping the cabins, and continue the great work!

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineSspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 477 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7755 times:

Quoting BillReid (Reply 16):
Thank you DL. Once again you don't get it.

It looks like you are the one that does not get it. Delta uses their international configured aircraft on domestic routes, in between international flights so their aircraft can make money and not sit around.

This is a quote from your profile "Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!" Do you get it now????



Go Delta!
User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 7315 times:

as anne from little britain would say ''ehhhhhhhh ehhhhhhhhh ehhhhhhhh''


next flights : BD LHR-TXL J, FR SXF-STN Y, SN BRU-LHR Y, MA LHR-BUD Y, BA BUD-LHR J, BA LCY-SNN-JFK J, BA JFK-LHR J, BA
User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6819 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 14):

Really??? I hope someone at MEX had the chance to take some pics of the plane as it landed on or departed from MEX. Or better yet, I hope some a.net member took that flight and will write a trip report!

I do too. I didn't expect to be on this airplane or else I would have brought a real camera (and not my camera phone) and taken down more information. I tried to share what I have though...

Flying on a nice, clean airplane makes all the difference to me. I feel like the entire experience is better and it makes flying what it should be.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6259 times:

From what I can see on delta.com, the 764 actually flew to LGW, not MEX. DL.com shows flt 444 as having arrived at E5 at 4:38, and at 7:15 (scheduled 5:50 departure) they show flt 12 to LGW as the flight that 764 continued on.

User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8517 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 days ago) and read 5680 times:
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Nice to see the "new" 764er. I thought the 764 fleet was going for the new Virgin style Business Class not the existing version with AVOD in both classes.

User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

How many 767-400ERs does Delta have? And will they convert all of them to this new configuration?

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4805 times:

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 22):
How many 767-400ERs does Delta have?

21.

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 22):
And will they convert all of them to this new configuration?

IIRC, 8 will get the BizE configuration, and a further 5 will fly longhaul in regular domestic layout. Although, we can expect more to be used for longhaul flights. Heck, if DL will indeed ETOPS-certify their non-ER 763s as I have read somewhere, we could see all 764s on longhaul flights (that includes 2x ATL-HNL and 1x CVG-HNL), with the majority with BizE and the rest in standard domestic layout.


User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

knew that 767-400ER was freshly painted too! It was too shiny not to be!
Take a look at the pic I took of it above and this one...the widget on the one I took is definitely the "original" widget...what Delta is going back to...rather than the curved widget.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...%20OL%20cubgb_vq%20QRFP&photo_nr=1


25 1337Delta764 : One quick question: Why aren't all the No Smoking/Fasten Seat Belt signs are the fluorescent type? The only fluorescent signs are the three-in-one No
26 AV8AJET : Not sure although I noticed on a converted 752 that they are taking out (or disabling) the no-smoking overhead lights in the PSU. That would make sen
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