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Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6436 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 5225 times:

Does anyone have a word on what amenities will Delta's upcoming 737-700s will feature (such as IFE, seats, and laptop power)?

Since they will mainly be used to the Carribbean, I don't think they will feature PTVs as there is no live TV signal over water, and the on-demand movies is mostly for transatlantic/transpacific flights. I would think that most likely they will be equipped with an IFE system similar to what the 737-800s currently offer, with drop-down LCDs.

I am sure the seats will be leather, but I am hoping that they feature headrests. Currently, only the 767-400s, 777s, and newest 767-300ERs feature them. Delta's 737-800s used to have headrests, but they were removed when Delta installed the thinner seatbacks. Some of the newest 757s also used to have them, but were removed when they were all converted to Song.

What about laptop power? Delta's 737-800s, 767-400s, and 777s feature EmPower ports. However, Delta's new transcontinental first class on the ex-Song 757s, as well as the newly-refurbised BusinessElite, have standard AC power, which do not require an adapter. I really would like these new 737-700s to feature some form of laptop power, maybe EmPower in economy class and AC power in first class.

Does anyone have any information on this?


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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

I must be a little behind-the-times...when/where did Delta announce 737-700s? Can you provide a link?


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 1):

Yeah.. when did this get announced?

And I say it again. Why do you care about the IFE, PTV's, STD's and PSU's the aircraft has? If it has IFE good for Delta and kudos for the pax. If not, Bring a book.



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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2911 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5197 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 1):
I must be a little behind-the-times...when/where did Delta announce 737-700s? Can you provide a link?

Same here. Did I sleep through an announcement?


User currently offlineFlypdx From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5187 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):
Why do you care about the IFE, PTV's, STD's and PSU's the aircraft has?

Maybe because delta is known to be revamping it's in flight product to compete with other carriers in the US, and to set itself ahead of the competitors in the domestic market. Just a hunch.


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6436 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5180 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 1):
I must be a little behind-the-times...when/where did Delta announce 737-700s? Can you provide a link?

http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10478

Delta has converted 10 of the 737-800s on order to 737-700s, and will sell off most of the remaining 737-800s on order. BTW, the 737-700s will be equipped with winglets.



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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 746 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5167 times:

the new 737-700s will have the Live Television and the MP3 system on them

Not sure on laptop power...

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI

[Edited 2006-12-31 03:26:55]


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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5167 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):

Gotcha...should be interesting.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5144 times:

I saw a note in aerotransport.org a couple weeks ago that DL was acquiring 10 73G's. I never saw a corresponding press release. Since it is an order conversion from 738's, that's not surprizing.


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User currently offlineOkie73 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5050 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
Delta has converted 10 of the 737-800s on order to 737-700s, and will sell off most of the remaining 737-800s on order

to clarify, Delta sold most of its -800s on firm order. Delta still has many options for 737s.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8661 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

They need the a/c for niche routes that are weight restricted. I read in a forum 3mths back about the 800's being weight restricted on Caribbean and other runs.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 4985 times:

Well I'll be damned...so DL is getting 737-700s. Thanks for the scoop on that one! Seems all us obsessive A.netters missed the boat on that one. When you first posted it, I too was like, "Maybe he meant 800" LOL!

User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 8):
I saw a note in aerotransport.org a couple weeks ago that DL was acquiring 10 73G's. I never saw a corresponding press release. Since it is an order conversion from 738's, that's not surprizing.

Technically speaking, it's actually a new order, a conversion of options to orders, and not a swtich from 738s to 73Gs. Delta will still take delivery of all their 738s on order, but with the exception of the last 2, all of them will be sold upon delivery. Not sure of how exactly that works out, but financials-wise, it appearantly makes more sense for DL to take delivery of and then sell these 738s, then cancelling and/or deferring their orders. No doubt the current order surge for the 737NG and the fact that the line is sold out for quite a few years allow for DL to get a pretty good price of "their" 738s.


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

the aircraft will have:

-PTVs
-leather seats
-Delta's new upcoming "Y" seat



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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 4670 times:
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Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 13):
-Delta's new upcoming "Y" seat

SWISS is successful with their new Recaro seats, which are so thin that they can increase capacity by 12 seats to 138 in their A319 and by 14 seats to 200 in their A321.

Will Delta and other US carriers buy these seats so they can increase capacity on existing aircraft? If so, perhaps the new DL B73G can have 136+ seats in a two-class config and get great CASM?



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 4519 times:

I believe these will have 125 seats total including 16 in the 1st Class cabin. Fewer total than a WN cattle car, but should be able to fly some of the routes that are too big for any CRJ service and yet too small for 738s with an acceptable CASM. For example SLC-MZT at this time of year fills up the EMB-170 they currently fly and it is always seemingly overbooked. This would work perfectly on this one. If DL weren't BK and could afford to do it, I'd like to see them get more of these and more of the 738s and get rid of their Mad-Dog fleet of 88s and 90s!  duck 


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4127 times:

Will these replace the carribean/Mexico routes that are currently operated by CRJ's and MD-88's or 757's? I am thinking BZE, MID, KIN, STX, PLS BJX.


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4742 posts, RR: 45
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3127 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 15):
believe these will have 125 seats total including 16 in the 1st Class cabin.

124 total.

12/112 configuration. Very similar to what CO has now.



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User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

At least they have some form of IFE, NW doesn't.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 14):

Will Delta and other US carriers buy these seats so they can increase capacity on existing aircraft? If so, perhaps the new DL B73G can have 136+ seats in a two-class config and get great CASM?



Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 17):

124 total.

12/112 configuration. Very similar to what CO has now.

And little bit better than FL, who have theirs in a 12 Business (37" pitch, 22" width) 125 Coach (31" pitch, 18" width) layout (137 seats). IIRC, AirTran is using the new Recaro seats.


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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

Interesting. I didn't think DL would be interested in the 73G for it's fleet. Should be kind of cool to see what the cabins look like, and what the plane looks like in DL's colors.

User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Why did Delta take the headrests out of their domestic 737 and 757s? Do you think they will move the seats with headrests to their international fleet?

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6436 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 21):
Why did Delta take the headrests out of their domestic 737 and 757s? Do you think they will move the seats with headrests to their international fleet?

No, the 737s and 757s still feature the same seats, only with a different seatback. I do not know why the headrests were removed. On a previous thread, Delta's reconfigured 767-400ERs with the leather seat covers still have them, luckily. Hopefully the 737-700s will have them. I wonder if Delta will be keeping the original seats on the ex-TWA 757s or not. I know that Delta does intend on adding PTVs and leather seat covers to them.



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