PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7565 posts, RR: 28 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 30968 times:
-The first NW 744 will be repainted and reenter service by Dec. 12th
-Repainting being done in VCV
-744's will be some of the first to get repainted
-NW fleet to get DL blue leather
-Interiors & repainting to take 2 years
-20 to 30 aircraft-route swaps in Summer 2009
-Additional swaps phased in after next summer, in order to phase in a smooth transition
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8552 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 30418 times:
Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 7): Those blue leather seats look and feel like the back seats of police patrol cars
not having spent much time in the back seat of police cars I will bow to your expertise
Although I have to admit that I dont know why people think leather is so wonderful on aircraft , it always seems quite clammy to me on a lengthy sector as it does not breathe the same way that fabric does
Anyway , I look forward to seeing actual photos of the first Delta-ised 744 ( although my gut instinct tells me that they will not be staying in the fleet in the long term )
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
I had a hard time sleeping on a transatlantic flight on one of NW's A333s. The headrest would push your head forward enough that any seat recline was negated and it basically made my neck hurt and kept me awake all night. Never had a problem sleeping on DL (but haven't been in the new seats on TATL yet).
Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 7):
Those blue leather seats look and feel like the back seats of police patrol cars. Or Las Vegas cabs.
Maintain thine airspeed, lest the Earth rise up and smite thee.
NWA757300 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 30114 times:
I wonder if/when DL plans on upgrading the IFE on the 744. Will DL be installing their BE seats or leave the WBC seats for the time being? When DL decides to put in BE seats, what kind will they be? DL has about 4 or 5 different types of business class seats out there.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7565 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 29927 times:
Quoting KGAIflyer (Reply 4): There is another thread about NW terminating their SEA-LHR flight. But the Star Tribune article above mentions Delta's intention to "right-size" aircraft to routes across their network.
Wouldn't transitioning SEA-LHR from a [Northwest] 330 frame to a [Delta] 767 frame, with fewer premium seats to fill, make that route feasible?
A lot of what you are seeing happening in the short term are seasona suspensions during the traditionally slow travel periods, not so much merger related activity. The economic situation currently is hitting international travel, and this winter is expected to be weaker than normal across both oceans.
Some of these routes are set to come back, likely with smaller aircraft. They just aren't at a point to do that just yet.
Quoting TVNWZ (Reply 7): Those blue leather seats look and feel like the back seats of police patrol cars. Or Las Vegas cabs.
Personally, I like AA's Recaro seat better than DL's.
DeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9343 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 29374 times:
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): Any idea when the first A330 will appear in DL colours; that'll be a swell looking aircraft (either version!)
If i had to bet it would be the 2nd type to get paint.
Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 3): I think now, NW aircraft may begin to take paint priority over Delta NNC aircraft.
They will Delta planes will only get paint when needed
Quoting KGAIflyer (Reply 4): Wouldn't transitioning SEA-LHR from a [Northwest] 330 frame to a [Delta] 767 frame, with fewer premium seats to fill, make that route feasible?
I think it might.
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5): Boo on the uncomfortable DL seats going into the NW planes. Unless the NW seats are even worse?
I agree I miss the old seats
Quoting NWA757300 (Reply 16): I wonder if/when DL plans on upgrading the IFE on the 744. Will DL be installing their BE seats or leave the WBC seats for the time being? When DL decides to put in BE seats, what kind will they be? DL has about 4 or 5 different types of business class seats out there.
I think they will use the 777 seats on the 744 and the 764 seats will go on the A330 fleet. It seems to e the best way to save the C seat numbers
Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 17): The 747 would look über hideous with the DL livery.
1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6489 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 28269 times:
Quoting Soxfan (Reply 24): I've always wondered about this...what will happen to the old NW seats once they're removed? Do they just get thrown away, or does something else happen?
The NW Y seats probably won't actually be replaced, they will simply be re-covered in Delta's signature blue leather. This is exactly what Delta has done on most (but not all) of their aircraft. I assume the same will be done with the domestic F seats. As for international J class, they will probably get brand new flat-bed seats.
The Pink Delta 767-400ER - The most beautiful aircraft in the sky
Soxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 28140 times:
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 24): As for international J class, they will probably get brand new flat-bed seats.
I should have clarified, sorry...if they are to install the new flat-bed seats, they'll first have to remove the current J-class seats. What will happen to the _current_ J-class seats on NW longhaul planes?
Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
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: sometimes the trash them sometimes they store them
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