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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9417 times:

I have heard a few rumors about the mods planned for DL's 76Gs (767-300ER ex-Gulf Air), and here is what I heard:

- The 76Gs will get flat beds in J, however, they will be configured with a much smaller J cabin than the 76L/76T, and will have more Y seats added. Word is that DL will primarily be using this configuration for destinations with less premium traffic.
- Gasper vents will be added to the 76Gs.
- The code for the new configuration will be 76Z.

Can anyone confirm these rumors for me?


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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9182 times:

Where do these aircraft fly to? I've seen them a lot in Switzerland and Brussells but nowhere else (besides ATL, obviously). Do they ever get rotated through JFK?

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9087 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):

ATL to

BRU
DUS
EZE
GIG
LIM
MAN
STR
VCE
ZRH



What gets measured gets done.
User currently offlineslcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9040 times:

Seems like a smaller business cabin could make some sense in this economy and for a few routes

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8990 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 2):

Ah, thanks for that!


User currently offlinethegoldenargosy From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8935 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 2):
ATL to

BRU
DUS
EZE
GIG
LIM
MAN
STR
VCE
ZRH

I flew on one for the first time in January from ATL to DUB.


User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4976 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8622 times:
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The 76Gs already have a smaller Business cabin today compared to the regular 763ERs. They only have five rows of 2-2-2 today compared to six rows on the 76U/76L, as the 76Gs have a door 2L/R (the Business cabin is between doors 1 and 2).

The six rows in the old config 76U/76L translates to nine rows of 1-2-1 in the new config, so the current five rows on the 76G will probably translate to seven to eight rows in the new config. If DL were to further reduce the size of the 76G J cabins, then they would be adding Y seats to the cabin between doors 1 and 2.


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7946 times:

Quoting thegoldenargosy (Reply 5):

I flew on one for the first time in January from ATL to DUB.

If/when DUB downgrades back to a 767 it'll be on a 76G. Currently, it's being flown with a 330.

Quoting panamair (Reply 6):
The six rows in the old config 76U/76L translates to nine rows of 1-2-1 in the new config, so the current five rows on the 76G will probably translate to seven to eight rows in the new config. If DL were to further reduce the size of the 76G J cabins, then they would be adding Y seats to the cabin between doors 1 and 2.

That was my thinking as well. The J cabin will be smaller because of the physical dimensions of the cabin itself. The L2/R2 doors is what makes the front cabin smaller. And then you still have to fit the mid galley and lavs somewhere. There's one or two 76Gs flying around with 182 in Y. Not sure why or how though.



What gets measured gets done.
User currently offlineirishair98 From Ireland, joined Dec 2011, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7288 times:
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Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 2):


And occasionally DUB



Dhún Na Ngall Abú!
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7172 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 7):
That was my thinking as well. The J cabin will be smaller because of the physical dimensions of the cabin itself. The L2/R2 doors is what makes the front cabin smaller. And then you still have to fit the mid galley and lavs somewhere. There's one or two 76Gs flying around with 182 in Y. Not sure why or how though.

Well, from what I heard, DL generally uses the 1L door for boarding on the 76Gs, unlike the 764ERs where DL uses 2L if possible. It doesn't seem too strange that DL would shrink the J cabin even more.



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User currently offlinepanamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4976 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6217 times:
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Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 7):
There's one or two 76Gs flying around with 182 in Y. Not sure why or how though.

I believe all the 76Gs have 182Y currently.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 9):
Well, from what I heard, DL generally uses the 1L door for boarding on the 76Gs, unlike the 764ERs where DL uses 2L if possible.

I have boarded the 76Gs through 2L before (in ATL), but it has always been 1L at JFK.
The 764s board through either 1L or 2L depending on the gates, particularly at JFK, where there are some gates with fixed jet bridges, there is no choice but to use 1L.

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 7):
The L2/R2 doors is what makes the front cabin smaller. And then you still have to fit the mid galley and lavs somewhere.

There will be no more mid galleys anymore on the 767s. The redone 76Ts (and the 76Ds) now only have one large galley up front for the entire BE cabin. I assume the same thing will happen to the 76G. Like the 76T, they will fit the two lavs up front (in front of 1A and 1D) for BE.


User currently offlinecaptainstefan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5509 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
The 76Gs will get flat beds in J, however, they will be configured with a much smaller J cabin than the 76L/76T, and will have more Y seats added.
Quoting panamair (Reply 6):
If DL were to further reduce the size of the 76G J cabins, then they would be adding Y seats to the cabin between doors 1 and 2.

Well with the way some of the 757s are configured (with one or two rows of Y forward of door R2), it wouldn't surprise me if DL decided to do something crazy like that.



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User currently offlineSR117 From Mexico, joined Jun 2000, 799 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5403 times:

Glad to hear the 76G's are getting the makeover. So we shall wait and see if they end up putting some Y seats in the front cabin then.

So a less "premium heavy" 767... would this be handy for some of the beach market HNL-Japan flights like NGO and FUK? Or maybe positioning these exotic birds out in the Pacific would be more of a hassle than it's worth.


User currently offlinealaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

http://blog.delta.com/2011/08/05/del...67-300er-fleet-getting-a-new-look/

Quote:

Delta’s 767-300ER Fleet Getting a New Look
August 5th, 2011 by Chris B. in Onboard, Planes

I wanted to share some very exciting news from the Customer Experience team highlighting our ongoing interior projects. This update covers the 767-300ER New Interior Program, which I’m betting will elicit a lot of excitement from our customers and crews when the first aircraft enters service today!

And since a picture is worth a thousand words, take a look at the pics below, which illustrate just how dramatic this “extreme makeover” really is. The new interior mirrors the product we provide on our 767-400ER fleet.

The prototype 767-300ER (ship 1608) arrived in Atlanta last night and is undergoing final inspections before returning to service on the Atlanta-Manchester, UK flight later in the evening. The aircraft will also be flying from our JFK hub with rotations to Accra,, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dublin, Moscow, Pisa, Venice and Zurich. You can also expect to see the aircraft flow through Seattle with flights to Beijing and Osaka in the future.

The second 767-300ER is scheduled to begin its modification this weekend and the third is scheduled to begin on Aug. 15. A total of (7) 767-300ERs with new interiors, flat-bed seats and full cabin AVOD are scheduled to be in service by the end of this year, bringing the total number of flat bed-equipped aircraft to 46.

For those of you who want the ‘detailed’ details (you all know who you are)…here’s an overview of the new interior product:

BusinessElite


•36 seats in 1 x 2 x 1 layout•New seats are 20% wider than the cradle seats they replace
•180º fully flat bed
•Direct aisle access
•Electronic seat controls with adjustable lumbar support
•110v AC in-seat power + USB power
•Adjustable personal LED reading light
•Redesigned “flip-top” tray table mechanism with wide console



Economy Comfort
•29 seats at 35” pitch in 2 x 3 x 2 layout
•“Slim-line” seats providing more personal space
•Adjustable headrests
•110v AC in-seat power + USB power
Economy

•143 seats at 31-32” pitch in 2 x 3 x 2 layout
•“Slim-line” seats providing more personal space
•Adjustable headrests
•USB power
In-Flight Entertainment


•Personal On Demand Entertainment
•10.6”screens in BusinessElite (50% larger than previous screens); 7” in Economy
•28 films (expanding to 100 films Sept. 1)
•40 hours of HBO
•25 hours of TV in 6 categories
•4,100 digital songs in 14 music genres
•15 games
•Moving map
Cabin Enhancements

•New ceilings, sidewalls and Passenger Service Units
•New LED lighting
•New lavatories
•New high-capacity overhead bins
•New galleys
And as always, I’d like to extend a special thanks to the men and women of TechOps for all their hard work on this project.

So these have been around for a while now!!

~Cheers-
~~Kyle



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User currently offlineakelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

Quoting captainstefan (Reply 11):
Well with the way some of the 757s are configured (with one or two rows of Y forward of door R2), it wouldn't surprise me if DL decided to do something crazy like that.

Northwest did that to their 5500 series, that had nothing to do with DL.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
and will have more Y seats added.

My guess is that the above will happen because of this:

Quoting panamair (Reply 10):
There will be no more mid galleys anymore on the 767s. The redone 76Ts (and the 76Ds) now only have one large galley up front for the entire BE cabin

Additional Y seats can go where the old mid cabin lavs and galleys were.


User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 971 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4084 times:
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If they do anything to add more Y seats, it would probably be accomplished by moving the lavs to in front of 2L and 2R (displacing space in J), allowing an extra row or two of Y seats.

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

Quoting alaskaqantas (Reply 13):
So these have been around for a while now!!

~Cheers-
~~Kyle

Yes, but none of the 76Gs have been modded yet. In fact, I heard the 76Gs will be the last 763ERs that will get the mods.



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