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I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:09 pm

I had a flight today from TPA-ATL on a Delta 767-400ER and much to my surprise it had the new international configuration. The cabin was immaculate with all blue leather seats with comfortable headrests in the same color leather and the new Intl' AVOD system (so I guess the International 767s will have headrests with the new leather seats!) The refreshed BusinessElite looked so much better as well and will definitely hold up for a few years until the new seats are installed.

I have to say I really am proud of Delta when I see a product like this. A few years ago I hated Delta. Their product basically was horrible. Now they have taken a whole new approach with new leather, lighting, signage, and AVOD. My seat, 28G was very comfortable and the AVOD is awseome. No Satellite TV because this was an international configuration, but passengers had the choice of numerous TV shows in every genre (i.e. comedy, drama, family, sports, entertainment) as well as many First Run movies ( I believe 20 or so) in different categories as well. If this wasn't enough, there were many audio stations and CD selections to choose from as well.

They also had a survey on the PTV under "My Flight" asking for feedback on the cabin cleanliness (asking specifically if any trash was seen on the floor, on the seat, in the seat back and if the windows were cleaned to provide a clear view), if the carpet, leather seats or any stitching was worn or torn, and asked about the comfort of the seat.

The seats definitely seemed new and not just recovered because the metal didn't have a scratch on it. Also, one neat thing was all channel selections, volume, overhead lights and FA call buttons are now controlled on the touch screen on the PTV rather than on the arm rest.

Great job Delta. Keep up the good work! I hope to see this on the 767-300s too!

[Edited 2006-12-27 04:10:39]
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:35 pm

That is great to know! I havent gotten any updates on whether the international 767-300ERs will be getting PTVs in economy or not. It is good to know though that the headrests are still there. The newest 757s, which featured headrests, had them removed when they were converted to Song.
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:39 pm

THIS is awesome to hear......I need to look up the tail number tomorrow at work, I wasen't aware they had started work on the -400s

Thanks ATLflyer, we're working hard to keep your business!

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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:47 pm

Quoting Foxecho (Reply 2):
THIS is awesome to hear......I need to look up the tail number tomorrow at work, I wasen't aware they had started work on the -400s

Thanks ATLflyer, we're working hard to keep your business!

Andrew
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Andrew,

My flight number was 444 if you know how to look up what equipment was used.

Honestly, it looked like we were one of the first people on this plane. Everything was immaculate including the paint on the outside...very shiny...looked like it had been waxed...and it was gray in Tampa and Atlanta today!

Hopefully Delta will offer headrests and this AVOD system on all International flights on the 767-300ER, 767-400ER and 777.
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:50 pm

Quoting ATLflyer (Thread starter):
I hope to see this on the 767-300s too!

Me too! Seems like a nice new product they've gone and got themselves...

Are there any photos out there?
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:05 pm

Personally I should suggest these -400s get sent on 34/35 ATL-DKR-JNB because the AVOD is done in coach.....better this than Mainscreen for 16 hours......


ATLFlyer..I'll look it up thanks for the flight number dude...your post has made my day, to hear AVOD on a 764.....

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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:05 pm

Sorry for the bad quality...these were taken on my camera phone.





 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:16 pm

Quoting Foxecho (Reply 5):
Personally I should suggest these -400s get sent on 34/35 ATL-DKR-JNB because the AVOD is done in coach.....better this than Mainscreen for 16 hours......


ATLFlyer..I'll look it up thanks for the flight number dude...your post has made my day, to hear AVOD on a 764.....

Andrew
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The FA notified us that Flight 444 would continue to San Diego; however, not on this plane because it was an internationally configured 767-400ER. I heard on the overhead speakers in Atlanta that a flight to Mexico City would depart from our arrival gate(E5) and use that plane.
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:37 pm

hmmm... any Idea when Delta will have more of these planes done up with the new seats and AVOD? I am flying them in march and I can take a bit longer of a lay over in ATL and catch a 767-400ER to SLT instead of a 767-300 (non ER)
Also is ther any way with DL to check to see if my aircraft will have the new seats? (like if they have a different amount of seats that I could notice in the seat map etc...?)


I'm still amazed that DL has a 2-2-2 config in bizzelite on the 767's... I mean the seat is only .5 inches wider then economy.

even if I wasn't to get the new seats would it be worth taking the 767-400ER?
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:44 pm

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 3):
My flight number was 444 if you know how to look up what equipment was used.

N838MH possibly?

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RE: I FlewOn A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:13 pm

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 8):
hmmm... any Idea when Delta will have more of these planes done up with the new seats and AVOD? I am flying them in march and I can take a bit longer of a lay over in ATL and catch a 767-400ER to SLT instead of a 767-300 (non ER)
Also is ther any way with DL to check to see if my aircraft will have the new seats? (like if they have a different amount of seats that I could notice in the seat map etc...?)


I'm still amazed that DL has a 2-2-2 config in bizzelite on the 767's... I mean the seat is only .5 inches wider then economy.

even if I wasn't to get the new seats would it be worth taking the 767-400ER?
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Somehow the BusinessElite seats looked wider to me than 18.5'', but I guess they are not. Except for Continental, isn't 2-2-2 standard for a 767 in Business Class? No way they will keep 2-2-2- when they introduce the new BusinessElite seats next year...

I don't know if Delta has changed their seat maps yet, but I know that my seat, 28G, was in front of a coat closet and mini FA station when the current maps for the 767-400ER have many more rows of seats behind it before any type of divider. At first I thought it would be a problem sitting there, but it wasn't at all. The Flight Attendants were very quiet...also my seat still seemed to recline the same amount and it was nice not having anyone behind me. The window is slightly forward from the seat, so it makes it nice to put a pillow between the seat and wall for sleeping.
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:21 pm

I had the same Experience Going from ATL-SLC on the evining flight
even though i was the bulkhead of the first class cabin the seat was amazing along with the IFE
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:36 am

Looks like DL12 to LGW might be the new config 764ER...can't wait to fly on it!
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:06 am

ATLflyer...444 on 12/26 was indeed on A/C N838MH.

Delta took delivery of this aicraft on 01/10/2001.

It was Boeing Line number 821.

Glad to hear a positive feedback on Delta's continued improvment
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:15 am

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 7):
I heard on the overhead speakers in Atlanta that a flight to Mexico City would depart from our arrival gate(E5) and use that plane.

Really??? I hope someone at MEX had the chance to take some pics of the plane as it landed on or departed from MEX. Or better yet, I hope some a.net member took that flight and will write a trip report!
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:19 am

Looks great....keep up the good work Delta!!
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:53 am

Quoting BillReid (Reply 16):
This is all BS.

Dude get over it. Your rants aren't supported. Wait until DL introduces the new interiors around the entire fleet, and then complain if you don't get it. Sheesh, with only one plane being done, what are the chances that Mr. BillReid will get it! For that kinda of attitude you should get it last.

It was coming from TPA to operate an int'l flight. Some customers on the flight to MEX got the new product, I'm sorry it wasn't you.

Big thumbs up to DL for revamping the cabins, and continue the great work!

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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:14 am

Quoting BillReid (Reply 16):
Thank you DL. Once again you don't get it.

It looks like you are the one that does not get it. Delta uses their international configured aircraft on domestic routes, in between international flights so their aircraft can make money and not sit around.

This is a quote from your profile "Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!" Do you get it now????
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:43 am

as anne from little britain would say ''ehhhhhhhh ehhhhhhhhh ehhhhhhhh''
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 14):

Really??? I hope someone at MEX had the chance to take some pics of the plane as it landed on or departed from MEX. Or better yet, I hope some a.net member took that flight and will write a trip report!

I do too. I didn't expect to be on this airplane or else I would have brought a real camera (and not my camera phone) and taken down more information. I tried to share what I have though...

Flying on a nice, clean airplane makes all the difference to me. I feel like the entire experience is better and it makes flying what it should be.
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:01 am

From what I can see on delta.com, the 764 actually flew to LGW, not MEX. DL.com shows flt 444 as having arrived at E5 at 4:38, and at 7:15 (scheduled 5:50 departure) they show flt 12 to LGW as the flight that 764 continued on.
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:53 am

Nice to see the "new" 764er. I thought the 764 fleet was going for the new Virgin style Business Class not the existing version with AVOD in both classes.
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:11 am

How many 767-400ERs does Delta have? And will they convert all of them to this new configuration?
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:19 am

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 22):
How many 767-400ERs does Delta have?

21.

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 22):
And will they convert all of them to this new configuration?

IIRC, 8 will get the BizE configuration, and a further 5 will fly longhaul in regular domestic layout. Although, we can expect more to be used for longhaul flights. Heck, if DL will indeed ETOPS-certify their non-ER 763s as I have read somewhere, we could see all 764s on longhaul flights (that includes 2x ATL-HNL and 1x CVG-HNL), with the majority with BizE and the rest in standard domestic layout.
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:27 am

knew that 767-400ER was freshly painted too! It was too shiny not to be!
Take a look at the pic I took of it above and this one...the widget on the one I took is definitely the "original" widget...what Delta is going back to...rather than the curved widget.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...%20OL%20cubgb_vq%20QRFP&photo_nr=1
 
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:57 am

One quick question:

Why aren't all the No Smoking/Fasten Seat Belt signs are the fluorescent type? The only fluorescent signs are the three-in-one No Smoking/Fasten Seat Belt/Lavatory signs, and they were already that way before it was converted. The PSU reading lights don't really need an upgrade, as they are already quite modern.
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RE: I Flew On A Delta Reconfigured Intl' 767-400ER!

Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:25 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 25):
One quick question:

Why aren't all the No Smoking/Fasten Seat Belt signs are the fluorescent type? The only fluorescent signs are the three-in-one No Smoking/Fasten Seat Belt/Lavatory signs, and they were already that way before it was converted. The PSU reading lights don't really need an upgrade, as they are already quite modern.

Not sure although I noticed on a converted 752 that they are taking out (or disabling) the no-smoking overhead lights in the PSU. That would make sense to me in order for DL to not have to keep changing the bulbs as they blow. That would save quite a bit money over time. I think that most people by now know that you can't smoke on planes any more (at least in the US anyway).
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