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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Posted (6 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 8061 times:

I've had a look on seatguru.com to try and find out some information about Delta's transatlantic 757's but couldn't find the info I wanted.

I'm looking at booking flights for the summer and was wondering whether or not the 757's doing the MAN-JFK route have been fitted with the new interior with AVOD. The exterior of these 757's look so smart, I want to know if the inside is the same!

If anybody could help me with finding out this stuff it would be very much appreciated!

Thanks,
Paul


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User currently offlineGpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 7983 times:

As far as I'm aware, the 757s on the MAN run have been refitted. I travelled on one of these from JFK-SNN last week so can give you some info on them if you'd like. What do you want to know?


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User currently onlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4027 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 7957 times:
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i doubt anyone is going to have the ablity to pinpoint a specific 757. are all of the 757's retrofitted????


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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4759 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 7886 times:

Flew in BusinessElite two weeks ago JFK-BRU-JFK with both legs on a 757.

Smart interior, AVOD seemed to work fine for most pax.

Not sure what birds you'll be on, but we were on N713TW and N711ZX on the return and both were refitted.

The planes (for interior buffs) feature new side panels, bulkheads, extended overhead bins, new 757 style interior (similar ceiling panel to 73NGs). Recaro in BizE, Weber Slimline in Coach, AVOD throughout (no live TV, but pre-programmed video on demand and several TV shows).



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User currently offlineDelta4eva From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 7843 times:



Quoting Daleaholic (Thread starter):
I'm looking at booking flights for the summer and was wondering whether or not the 757's doing the MAN-JFK route have been fitted with the new interior with AVOD. The exterior of these 757's look so smart, I want to know if the inside is the same!

Yes, all summer the MAN-JFK flight will be operated with the new interior 757s. The only transatlantic flights that will see the old TWA/AA interiors with the DL seat covers will be JFK-SNN. JFK-EDI, MAN, BRU, AGP, CDG, LYS, LGW, FRA and CVG-AMS should be operated with the newly refurbished 757s all summer long.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 7624 times:



Quoting Gpbcroppers63 (Reply 1):
the 757s on the MAN run have been refitted



Quoting Delta4eva (Reply 4):
Yes, all summer the MAN-JFK flight will be operated with the new interior 757s.

Until it is swapped out for (pick a reason) one that isn't. Until they are all done, you cannot say for certain that one particular route will be getting a particular airplane/aircraft.



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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 7618 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 5):
Until it is swapped out for (pick a reason) one that isn't.

Looking at the info given above, that is a 1 in 10 chance in the rare case that a ship swap were to actually occur.



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User currently offlinePanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4947 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 7483 times:
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Quoting Delta4eva (Reply 4):
The only transatlantic flights that will see the old TWA/AA interiors with the DL seat covers will be JFK-SNN.

Actually, JFK-SNN is now scheduled to be a BusinessElite-equipped 752 as well. Given that they are now flying fewer 752s across the pond than originally scheduled (e.g. JFK-ORY not starting JFK-CDG remaining a 763ER), there should be enough of the refurbished birds to go around even if there is a delay in the mods.


User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 7431 times:



Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 3):
The planes (for interior buffs) feature new side panels, bulkheads, extended overhead bins, new 757 style interior (similar ceiling panel to 73NGs)

Thats great! I wonder if Continental will retro fit their 757 fleet with the new interior in the future  Yeah sure


User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6631 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 7360 times:



Quoting CB777 (Reply 8):
Thats great! I wonder if Continental will retro fit their 757 fleet with the new interior in the future

Continental's 757-200s actually feature extended overhead bins as well, but not the curved ceiling panels. However, the 757-300s have a full 737NG-style interior.

Most U.S. airlines actually installed extended overhead bins on their 757s in the early 2000s. Notable exceptions included NW, US, HP, and AA on the ex-TWA 757s. On DL's 757 fleet, the curved ceiling panels were installed on the Song 757s, which now operate as DL's Transcon 757 fleet. When the ex-TWA 757s were delivered to DL, most of them entered service with their old AA interiors, except with leather seat covers and some changes in signage. The overhead bins on them are the old 1980s-style bins, despite the fact that they were made in the mid/late-1990s. The newly reconfigured aircraft were modded with the extended overhead bins and the curved ceiling panels like on the Transcon 757 fleet.

Here is a picture of the interior. You can see the overhead bins toward the back of the aircraft:

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User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 7360 times:

SNN-ATL will also be operated by the new interior 752 during the summer.

User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 7259 times:

Thanks everybody. A 757 across the pond doesn't seem so bad when you throw in AVOD  Silly


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months ago) and read 7189 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 6):
Looking at the info given above, that is a 1 in 10 chance in the rare case that a ship swap were to actually occur.

10% is still 10%. There are many reasons to swap out an aircraft. Kind of like when we were installing the winglets and/or the AVOD on our 757s. Just when you think you're getting on one, aircraft swap and (as an a.netter) hopes dashed and crushed.

[Edited 2008-04-27 14:21:22]


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User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 868 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months ago) and read 7135 times:



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 9):
Here is a picture of the interior.

Maybe it's just the photo quality but the interior of this plane looks very bright and spacious, almost as if it were new. Has anyone who has flown on the transatlantic 757s found that they are, in fact, a bit more bright and spacious, or do they seem just like other 757s, at least in coach (I know BusinessElite is different from domestic first, which means more space.)



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User currently offlineCOalways From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months ago) and read 7085 times:



Quoting CB777 (Reply 8):
Thats great! I wonder if Continental will retro fit their 757 fleet with the new interior in the future

As of right now CO is retrofitting there 757 with AVOD Nose To Tail curently i believe there are 16 A/C done with the new state of the art sytem. There suppose to install new BF seats across the fleet when the 787 arrive but who knows with all this merger mania.

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User currently offlineGpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months ago) and read 7058 times:



Quoting Soxfan (Reply 13):
Has anyone who has flown on the transatlantic 757s found that they are, in fact, a bit more bright and spacious, or do they seem just like other 757s, at least in coach

They do indeed look very bright and fresh. The only problem is that the new coach seats are quite hard and not too comfortable for sleeping in. The AVOD is great which did help to while away the time when I was unable to sleep. My overall feeling was that the upgrade looks nice but is not a huge leap forward in comfort levels. I'm sure the BizElite is very comfortable though.



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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6881 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 12):
10% is still 10%

That 10% only comes into play when there is an aircraft swap, which makes it even more unlikely. Point is, I think the OP can be fairly certain his bird will have AVOD.



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User currently offlineCatIII From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3058 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6655 times:

On a related question, I have to fly to Nantes via CDG out of JFK early next month. My options are to go on AF metal to CDG, or take the DL 757 for its BizElite. Is the DL 757 BizElite seat like the current Biz Elite seat?

User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6631 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6639 times:



Quoting CatIII (Reply 17):
Is the DL 757 BizElite seat like the current Biz Elite seat?

It is fairly similar, although there are differences. One disadvantage is that the have 55" pitch rather than 60". However, the seats are 20" wide vs. 18.5" wide on the 767s. The seats also have a unique massaging feature. These BusinessElite seats are made by Recaro rather than B/E Aerospace like on most of Delta's aircraft. They are the Recaro CL 4420:
http://www.recaro-as.com/ras/product...class/longrange/cl-4420/index.html



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4759 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5677 times:



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 18):
It is fairly similar, although there are differences. One disadvantage is that the have 55" pitch rather than 60". However, the seats are 20" wide vs. 18.5" wide on the 767s. The seats also have a unique massaging feature. These BusinessElite seats are made by Recaro rather than B/E Aerospace like on most of Delta's aircraft.

Personally, I prefer the 76E seats (even tho they are narrower).

The 757 seats, while nice, I found to be limited in recline and the massage function to be non-functional.

I'll recompare Tuesday, scheduled to fly TATL on a 76E again.



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