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Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour  
User currently offlinecat3dual From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13117 times:

Great video released by Delta today showcasing the improvements to the 747-400 fleet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlxLOKOv7Vg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-iHSl_Mkbw&feature=plcp


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[Edited 2012-06-18 10:27:22]

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User currently offlinesoftrally From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 12920 times:

With the refurbished interior, the 24 year old 744 looks brand new!


Flown on: 738, 744, 762/763, 772, 77W, 788, A306, A318/319/320/321, A332/333, E145, E190, CRJ700
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12536 times:

Quoting softrally (Reply 1):
With the refurbished interior, the 24 year old 744 looks brand new!

The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs. I really wish DL would have done some kind of update to the bins (not necessarily a Signature Interior mod, but any form of modernization), updated the PSUs, and perhaps replaced the tiny worded lavatory signs with larger symbolic ones.



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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12430 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs.

Excuse me, what is the PSU?



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12384 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 3):
Excuse me, what is the PSU?

The passenger service units (PSUs) are the overhead units containing the reading lights, air vents, and FA call light. On narrowbody aircraft and some Airbus widebodies (particularly many A300s and A310s), they also have the buttons to control the reading lights and have an FA call button directly on them, while on most widebodies (including the 747) the buttons to control the reading lights and the FA call buttons are either in the armrest, IFE handset, or controlled through the touchscreen interface of the IFE (as is the case in this DL 744 example in Y).

[Edited 2012-06-18 12:56:37]


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User currently offlinesoftrally From Canada, joined Mar 2012, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12070 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs

Ah, I didn't notice that in the photo. YouTube is blocked at my school during the day so I couldn't watch the video. Yes, the bins look rather old.



Flown on: 738, 744, 762/763, 772, 77W, 788, A306, A318/319/320/321, A332/333, E145, E190, CRJ700
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12040 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs

I think the 747 Classic "Honeycomb" ceiling panels and sidewalls on the older -400s show the age more........



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User currently onlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11752 times:

First of all, good on Delta for putting these videos out. This is the kind of stuff industry leaders do to promote their product.

That said, I think there are some deficiencies to the product. The seats and Biz Elite suites look rather plasticky and less than posh. Very bare bones. Also, it seems like the headphone jacks and USB ports in the AVOD unit is a recipe for problems - it may be better in terms of saving on maintenance, but I know I wouldn't want to be the guy in the middle seat on a 10+ hour flight having to have my seatmate disconnect every time I want to get up to stretch my legs or visit the restroom.

Still, they've done a good job updating an old classic.


User currently offlineCompensateMe From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1059 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11679 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs. I really wish DL would have done some kind of update to the bins (not necessarily a Signature Interior mod, but any form of modernization), updated the PSUs, and perhaps replaced the tiny worded lavatory signs with larger symbolic ones.

I wonder if DL installed its signature row marker? My flights on DL aircraft without pivot bins and its signature row markets are intolerable.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11631 times:

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 8):
I wonder if DL installed its signature row marker? My flights on DL aircraft without pivot bins and its signature row markets are intolerable.

Actually, there has been a slight revision to the design, reducing the 3-D look. All EC row markers are of this new style (in red instead of blue), and all other seats on the PMNW fleet have also been updated (coinciding with EC installations). Much better than than having to look under the bins for the row numbers/letters on the A319s/A320s.

[Edited 2012-06-18 17:53:12]


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User currently offlinealaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10751 times:

is it just me or everytime the guy put his head back on the seat when sitting in BusinessElite did it not look extraordinarily uncomfortable / almost painful?

Quoting N202PA (Reply 7):
That said, I think there are some deficiencies to the product. The seats and Biz Elite suites look rather plasticky and less than posh.

agreed. I am very glad Delta has made this update, so much better then what was offered on the 747 (and power to them to updating all international products) but how could they seriously leave it looking that plastic and fake.
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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 10222 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
The passenger service units (PSUs) are the overhead units containing the reading lights, air vents, and FA call light. On narrowbody aircraft and some Airbus widebodies (particularly many A300s and A310s), they also have the buttons to control the reading lights and have an FA call button directly on them, while on most widebodies (including the 747) the buttons to control the reading lights and the FA call buttons are either in the armrest, IFE handset, or controlled through the touchscreen interface of the IFE (as is the case in this DL 744 example in Y).

Thanks for this explanation



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User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9729 times:

I don't like it. The materials used, and especially the seat covers look very cheap, plasticy and uncomfortable. The pictures look much better than the video though.

Maybe this is a cultural difference. In Europe and Asia, you wouldn't see an all-smiley faced, overly-enthusiastic guy talking about productivity, but probably a girl/woman who talks about enhanced comfort and a cozier environment.

But as I'm going to see these birds from the outside only, I am very happy Delta made this commitment to these aircraft.



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User currently offlineakelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2190 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9063 times:

Quoting N202PA (Reply 7):
The seats and Biz Elite suites look rather plasticky and less than posh.
Quoting alaskaqantas (Reply 10):
how could they seriously leave it looking that plastic and fake.

Have you seen the 767-300er update? It has a similar feel to the 747-400 update. At least Delta is making it consistent.  


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8993 times:

Quoting akelley728 (Reply 13):
Have you seen the 767-300er update? It has a similar feel to the 747-400 update. At least Delta is making it consistent.

The 763ER look even better than the 744s IMO, thanks to the new bins



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User currently offlineandypar From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8862 times:

Now if they would just work on the things that make it fly. Back on May18 LAX to NRT cancelled due to mechanical after sitting the beast on the ground for 3 hours. Next day, different 744, delayed 3 hours due to mechanical finally leaving though missed connection in NRT/HKG and had to stay in dump hotel at NRT.

User currently offlinejetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 3255 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8447 times:

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 8):

I wonder if DL installed its signature row marker? My flights on DL aircraft without pivot bins and its signature row markets are intolerable.

Made. My. Morning.


User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7421 times:

Quoting alaskaqantas (Reply 10):
is it just me or everytime the guy put his head back on the seat when sitting in BusinessElite did it not look extraordinarily uncomfortable / almost painful?

I believe he had to do such an angle due to the camera.

Quoting something (Reply 12):
I don't like it. The materials used, and especially the seat covers look very cheap, plasticy and uncomfortable. The pictures look much better than the video though.

The seat covers are leather.

Quoting something (Reply 12):
Maybe this is a cultural difference. In Europe and Asia, you wouldn't see an all-smiley faced, overly-enthusiastic guy talking about productivity, but probably a girl/woman who talks about enhanced comfort and a cozier environment.

This video was primarily for the Sales team and not for selling to the general public.



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User currently offlineKDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7189 times:

Quoting cat3dual (Thread starter):

Very nice indeed. Do you know when ship N676NW (sn33002 ln 1303) will be refitted? This ex NW bird is only 10 years old and has lots of life left.


User currently onlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7164 times:

Quoting andypar (Reply 15):
had to stay in dump hotel at NRT.

I have stayed there, LOL. It was 11 years ago, so not surprising to hear it's a dump.

It is the NW mechanical hotel.

[Edited 2012-06-19 08:25:06]

User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5328 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7070 times:

Quoting jetlanta (Reply 16):
Made. My. Morning.

The answer was even better.  


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