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User currently offlineFlyTheWidget From United States of America, joined May 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12659 times:

In continuing with the subject of Delta interiors and future/possible upgrades, the 737-800, ship 3752, is flying around in scheduled service and I had the opportunity to see and get some shots of what people have been talking about.

The bulkhead geometric pattern blends well with many of the new Sky Club interiors. The FC seats did not have the two tone insert like most do, but the FC and YC seats all had newer/textured/patterned detail to them. (the EC seat pitch and covers had not been installed yet) How long the 'test' is and whether or not what will be decided 'flies' or not for the rest of the fleet, I do not know.

Hopefully some of you will be able to fly on her soon!

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User currently offlineFlyTheWidget From United States of America, joined May 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12718 times:



User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12477 times:

They'd be better served leaving the SkyClub pattern in the SkyClub.

Looks horribly cheap.

At least in my opinion. Surely DL product/marketing must be able to come up with a better interior.



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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12103 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 11912 times:
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I think it looks GREAT! I am taking back that it is Delta and looks so modern and dare I say hip.


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User currently offlinejetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 3267 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 11856 times:

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 2):
They'd be better served leaving the SkyClub pattern in the SkyClub.

Looks horribly cheap.

At least in my opinion. Surely DL product/marketing must be able to come up with a better interior.


It looks and feels pretty good in person, considering it is really only a slight evolution. New seat cushioning is dramatically better and the F class leather is of significantly finer quality. I thought the bulkhead treatment was pretty cool too, it has a very rich 3D effect in person.

All of that said, I think I'm in the camp of preferring something more dramatically different. The Business Elite cabin, in particular, needs an overhaul on the long-haul fleet.

I think, however that capex for this project is quite low for the size of the fleet, so dramatic changes are probably not in the cards.

[Edited 2012-04-30 06:54:45]

User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 11837 times:

I like it, although it would be nicer if there were more red accents somewhere to break up the blue. The economy class seats in particular look much nicer, less like a school bus seat.

User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11697 times:

Quoting jetlanta (Reply 4):

It looks and feels pretty good in person, considering it is really only a slight evolution. New seat cushioning is dramatically better and the F class leather is of significantly finer quality. I thought the bulkhead treatment was pretty cool too, it has a very rich 3D effect in person.

All of that said, I think I'm in the camp of preferring something more dramatically different. The Business Elite cabin, in particular, needs an overhaul on the long-haul fleet.

I think, however that capex for this project is quite low for the size of the fleet, so dramatic changes are probably not in the cards.

Jet- thanks, I'll wait to judge fully until I sit in the seats. I think my opinion stems from not fully loving the pattern design and when hearing of a cabin evolution in the works, I wrongfully assumed there would be a bigger adjustment beyond new leather and a bulkhead pattern change.

I was secretly hoping Delta would have taken the opportunity to create an even more premium look through the introduction of some of the core Delta Brand elements (not the SkyClub) and colors OR a complete evolution to a design that evokes emotion and senses (like AF's color use in the long-haul cabins).

Lets see what comes of it all!

 



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User currently offlinejetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 3267 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11599 times:

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 6):
I was secretly hoping Delta would have taken the opportunity to create an even more premium look through the introduction of some of the core Delta Brand elements (not the SkyClub) and colors OR a complete evolution to a design that evokes emotion and senses (like AF's color use in the long-haul cabins).

Thumbs up to this. This what I'd like to see as well. In fact, I think a lot of people at DL would like the same. Unfortunately, few of them are in the Finance Department.


User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11509 times:

Quoting jetlanta (Reply 7):

Thumbs up to this. This what I'd like to see as well. In fact, I think a lot of people at DL would like the same. Unfortunately, few of them are in the Finance Department.

It doesn't help that today USAirways and Amtrak use a similar dark blue/light blue leather seat combo....says a lot.



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3062 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9960 times:

The Y seats remind me of US from a distance. Kinda think it's weird there are no adjustable headrests in F.


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User currently offlinePI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 673 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9901 times:
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It is definitely an impovement over the blah white bulkhead panels we see now. Subtle power of suggestion with the widget design. Of course, they'll look that way until people start propping their feet with shoes up on them.......or their dirty smelly feet.... even with socks on. Drives me crazy to see that..........my sweet Mother would let you know in a heartbeat "Act like you got some upbringing" that your feet don't go on the furnishings!
Overall, cabin looks fresh, clean and professionally crisp. I second the suggestion to add a splash of red somewhere in there beyond the blankets, but overall a nice change.



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User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4898 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9719 times:
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Quoting PI4EVER (Reply 10):
Of course, they'll look that way until people start propping their feet with shoes up on them.......or their dirty smelly feet.... even with socks on. Drives me crazy to see that

Reminds me of a 73H transcon from JFK once where my seat mate in 1B put her bare feet up on the wall-mounted PTV, and then proceeded to use her toes to switch channels and adjust the volume....


User currently offlineB727FA From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9392 times:

That's right up there with JR picking his toenails on the tray table. Class!


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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8682 times:

Still have yet to see it this ship but FWIW, on the domestic fleet for a/c that have gotten the full EC mod (including seat covers) this is the same pattern being used on the EC seats so my money is on it being rolled out fleet-wide eventually. Otherwise, why spend the money on the EC seats on the 757s (only a/c ive seen them on) to only pull the idea months later.


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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7461 times:

Too bland, airline cabins generally need more colours. IMO, the modded interior is way too sterile and the 3D pattern is distracting. It is definitely better than what they had before.

Even though Gulf Air's new cabin is almost exclusively shades of gray, their aircraft looks more inviting. I think they should just bring back the blue bulkheads (like what was on N3733NZ).

[Edited 2012-04-30 16:24:44]


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User currently offlineAv8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7338 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 9):
The Y seats remind me of US from a distance.

I had the "pleasure" of flying US last month and must say I was surprised at the comfort in their economy class seats, especially in the Airbus A319 from ATL-CLT and CLT-ATL (my onward leg to DFW was a 734 and not as good).

Very good cushioning, lumbar support, and supple leather. I've spent many, many hours in the hard blue leather "bus seats" that comprise Delta's slimline economy product - including a 15 hour journey to Australia. US has the upper hand there.



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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6669 times:

Not sure if this is o/t, but apparently Delta serves their meals on wooden trays.


by Modhop

Very classy. Does anybody know if DL still has laminate wood in their 767 lavatories? I think it'd be very nice if they keep those.. and *consider* putting something similar on the bulkheads. Wood feels very warm and classy, but it's also clean.. which would, in my opinion, keep in line with their overall image. It'd also look nice with the widget.



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7565 posts, RR: 28
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6597 times:

Quoting ghifty (Reply 16):
Not sure if this is o/t, but apparently Delta serves their meals on wooden trays.

Yes they do. They switched to this in late 2011. Don't get too excited, its the same meal just on a faux wood tray.

Quoting ghifty (Reply 16):
Very classy. Does anybody know if DL still has laminate wood in their 767 lavatories? I think it'd be very nice if they keep those.. and *consider* putting something similar on the bulkheads. Wood feels very warm and classy, but it's also clean.. which would, in my opinion, keep in line with their overall image. It'd also look nice with the widget.

They are removing the laminate faux wood floors. There is no way DL would put faux wood grain paneling on their bulkheads it does not fit their branding.


User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6444 times:

Is the "D E L T A" logo on the rearward facing bulkhead a decal with a shadow, or mounted?

User currently offlinejetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 3267 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6196 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 18):
Is the "D E L T A" logo on the rearward facing bulkhead a decal with a shadow, or mounted?

Mounted, Looks great.


User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1937 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 17):
There is no way DL would put faux wood grain paneling on their bulkheads it does not fit their branding.

Some 727s had woodgrain bulkheads until their retirement in 2003. Todays DL is no longer your daddys' DL.




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User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1723 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5867 times:
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Quoting jetlanta (Reply 19):
Quoting catiii (Reply 18):
Is the "D E L T A" logo on the rearward facing bulkhead a decal with a shadow, or mounted?

Mounted, Looks great.

I don't get the whole bulkhead thing...unless they're going to install solid class dividers in 2/3rds of the domestic fleet, what's the point of the mounted 'DELTA'? The 319, 320, M9K, M8R are all curtain dividers and what we see here on this 738 isn't going to even come close to working on a cloth divider.


User currently offlineusdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 965 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 20):
Some 727s had woodgrain bulkheads until their retirement in 2003. Todays DL is no longer your daddys' DL.

Of course...that scheme done as a retro interior would rock. I love the acid trip pattern of the first class seats and the sunset red/orange color scheme in coach. The problem, however, is that one could never replace the class and style of a 727. They don't build planes like that anymore (nor spend that kind of money), so it would be hard to do the look justice, but with retro flight attendant uniforms and attitude, it might just work.

Meanwhile, the new interior misses the mark for the general public and would probably bore the average gay traveler to tears. No color, fantasy, nor, just like this poster stated so eloquently:

Quoting alitalia744 (Reply 6):
a complete evolution to a design that evokes emotion and senses

I would recommend that Delta put in some sort of colorful pattern either as trim on the seats or in the center of the cushions. Red seat number strips on the overheads might be nice. The 3D logo looks elegant, but I'm not sure about the geometric headache. I'm glad they attempted to change the carpeting. The current stuff makes me want to run and get those orange/purple/red curtains from the retro pic and throw them on the floor to cover up the tedium.


User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10398 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5760 times:

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 20):

Not to change the subject, but this pic of the 727 interior looks like it was taken right after cabin service was finished cleaning it......I mention this because I can see the corrugated paper that was rolled out to protect the carpets while they dried after they were cleaned......also to keep the cleaning fluid ("Argosheen") from being spread to the rest of the floor by feet.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6494 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5762 times:

Quoting usdcaguy (Reply 22):
Red seat number strips on the overheads might be nice.

The Economy Comfort row markers are red.



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25 MSPNWA : To me the light-colored bulkhead just clashes with blue seating. Just not attractive. Hopefully the new seat cover style will look better though. Can'
26 1337Delta764 : Maybe there will be a curtain divider on those aircraft with the Delta logo printed or sewn onto them.
27 DL_Mech : DL kept those seat covers until 1995 or so. A few more years and it would've been in style again. BTW, I actually like the colorful seats on MH and t
28 Post contains images RyanairGuru : so true... btw "acid trip pattern" is definitely one of the better descriptors I've seen round these parts They've grown on me, but my first thought
29 mayor : We usually didn't have to add any fresh argosheen when we were doing the carpets......just add water and the argosheen was there, trapped in the carp
30 Post contains images DLD9S : The bulkhead reminds me a lot of the type TZ used their final years:
31 gaystudpilot : Pass the tissue please. The color choices are cold and materials are cheap looking. DL could certainly do better, especially in the premium cabins. I
32 thegoldenargosy : Is the picture of the 727 interior a Western interior?
33 Post contains links DL_Mech : No, that is one of two DL 727 interior schemes. The Western 727s had woodgrain bulkheads as well, but had Dark Blue leather in F/C and blue and gray
34 ghifty : That looks lovely! It's tiring seeing a white/gray bulkhead. The fact that the white/gray bulkhead now *pops out* isn't really a plus. Darn.. it woul
35 1337Delta764 : From what I heard, the faux wood floors in the lavatories were difficult to keep clean.
36 GSPSPOT : There's WAAAAAY too much of that kind of crap going on in FC these days. It's totally off-putting. I don't even want to be in the same CABIN as peopl
37 Post contains links AeroWesty : Ahh, the days when Flower Power ruled the skies. There were some pretty bizarre seat coverings back then. TWA Interiors From The 70s (Flower Power!)
38 B727FA : I liked the "hardwood" in the lav.
39 L1011 : I am getting tired of so many blue or gray interiors. I recently flew on an Aer Lingus A330 with green seat covers and it looked very nice. I've also
40 DL_Mech : That material was in consideration for C class seats in the late 90's. It looked very nice with a British Racing Green Leather headrest.
41 FlyASAGuy2005 : It looked pretty neat when they were faced installed but after only a year they looked pretty crappy. A lot of the CR9s still have it and the laminat
42 Post contains images n7371f : ...now if we could just do away with the all-blue bathroom basin on the CR9 from the PMDLX fleet The new bathroom flooring is showing up quickly. It'
43 FlyASAGuy2005 : Not sure what that's all about. It's not a BBD thing because i've never seen it on US's CR9s.. Much better IMO. I mean it's plain but..it's just a la
44 B727FA : I remember when they first came out in the lav we were all saying how cool the galley floors would look in the "hardwood!" Almost "homey." But they DO
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