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Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:10 am

Does anyone have a word on what amenities will Delta's upcoming 737-700s will feature (such as IFE, seats, and laptop power)?

Since they will mainly be used to the Carribbean, I don't think they will feature PTVs as there is no live TV signal over water, and the on-demand movies is mostly for transatlantic/transpacific flights. I would think that most likely they will be equipped with an IFE system similar to what the 737-800s currently offer, with drop-down LCDs.

I am sure the seats will be leather, but I am hoping that they feature headrests. Currently, only the 767-400s, 777s, and newest 767-300ERs feature them. Delta's 737-800s used to have headrests, but they were removed when Delta installed the thinner seatbacks. Some of the newest 757s also used to have them, but were removed when they were all converted to Song.

What about laptop power? Delta's 737-800s, 767-400s, and 777s feature EmPower ports. However, Delta's new transcontinental first class on the ex-Song 757s, as well as the newly-refurbised BusinessElite, have standard AC power, which do not require an adapter. I really would like these new 737-700s to feature some form of laptop power, maybe EmPower in economy class and AC power in first class.

Does anyone have any information on this?
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:13 am

I must be a little behind-the-times...when/where did Delta announce 737-700s? Can you provide a link?
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:17 am

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 1):

Yeah.. when did this get announced?

And I say it again. Why do you care about the IFE, PTV's, STD's and PSU's the aircraft has? If it has IFE good for Delta and kudos for the pax. If not, Bring a book.
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:18 am

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 1):
I must be a little behind-the-times...when/where did Delta announce 737-700s? Can you provide a link?

Same here. Did I sleep through an announcement?
 
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:18 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 2):
Why do you care about the IFE, PTV's, STD's and PSU's the aircraft has?

Maybe because delta is known to be revamping it's in flight product to compete with other carriers in the US, and to set itself ahead of the competitors in the domestic market. Just a hunch.
 
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:21 am

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 1):
I must be a little behind-the-times...when/where did Delta announce 737-700s? Can you provide a link?

http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10478

Delta has converted 10 of the 737-800s on order to 737-700s, and will sell off most of the remaining 737-800s on order. BTW, the 737-700s will be equipped with winglets.
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:25 am

the new 737-700s will have the Live Television and the MP3 system on them

Not sure on laptop power...

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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:25 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):

Gotcha...should be interesting.
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:29 am

I saw a note in aerotransport.org a couple weeks ago that DL was acquiring 10 73G's. I never saw a corresponding press release. Since it is an order conversion from 738's, that's not surprizing.
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:02 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
Delta has converted 10 of the 737-800s on order to 737-700s, and will sell off most of the remaining 737-800s on order

to clarify, Delta sold most of its -800s on firm order. Delta still has many options for 737s.
 
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:06 pm

They need the a/c for niche routes that are weight restricted. I read in a forum 3mths back about the 800's being weight restricted on Caribbean and other runs.

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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:26 pm

Well I'll be damned...so DL is getting 737-700s. Thanks for the scoop on that one! Seems all us obsessive A.netters missed the boat on that one. When you first posted it, I too was like, "Maybe he meant 800" LOL!
 
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:03 pm

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 8):
I saw a note in aerotransport.org a couple weeks ago that DL was acquiring 10 73G's. I never saw a corresponding press release. Since it is an order conversion from 738's, that's not surprizing.

Technically speaking, it's actually a new order, a conversion of options to orders, and not a swtich from 738s to 73Gs. Delta will still take delivery of all their 738s on order, but with the exception of the last 2, all of them will be sold upon delivery. Not sure of how exactly that works out, but financials-wise, it appearantly makes more sense for DL to take delivery of and then sell these 738s, then cancelling and/or deferring their orders. No doubt the current order surge for the 737NG and the fact that the line is sold out for quite a few years allow for DL to get a pretty good price of "their" 738s.
 
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:11 pm

the aircraft will have:

-PTVs
-leather seats
-Delta's new upcoming "Y" seat
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:43 pm

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 13):
-Delta's new upcoming "Y" seat

SWISS is successful with their new Recaro seats, which are so thin that they can increase capacity by 12 seats to 138 in their A319 and by 14 seats to 200 in their A321.

Will Delta and other US carriers buy these seats so they can increase capacity on existing aircraft? If so, perhaps the new DL B73G can have 136+ seats in a two-class config and get great CASM?
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:16 am

I believe these will have 125 seats total including 16 in the 1st Class cabin. Fewer total than a WN cattle car, but should be able to fly some of the routes that are too big for any CRJ service and yet too small for 738s with an acceptable CASM. For example SLC-MZT at this time of year fills up the EMB-170 they currently fly and it is always seemingly overbooked. This would work perfectly on this one. If DL weren't BK and could afford to do it, I'd like to see them get more of these and more of the 738s and get rid of their Mad-Dog fleet of 88s and 90s!  duck 
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:10 am

Will these replace the carribean/Mexico routes that are currently operated by CRJ's and MD-88's or 757's? I am thinking BZE, MID, KIN, STX, PLS BJX.
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:53 am

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 15):
believe these will have 125 seats total including 16 in the 1st Class cabin.

124 total.

12/112 configuration. Very similar to what CO has now.
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:12 am

At least they have some form of IFE, NW doesn't.
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:15 am

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 14):

Will Delta and other US carriers buy these seats so they can increase capacity on existing aircraft? If so, perhaps the new DL B73G can have 136+ seats in a two-class config and get great CASM?



Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 17):

124 total.

12/112 configuration. Very similar to what CO has now.

And little bit better than FL, who have theirs in a 12 Business (37" pitch, 22" width) 125 Coach (31" pitch, 18" width) layout (137 seats). IIRC, AirTran is using the new Recaro seats.


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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:35 am

Interesting. I didn't think DL would be interested in the 73G for it's fleet. Should be kind of cool to see what the cabins look like, and what the plane looks like in DL's colors.
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:04 am

Why did Delta take the headrests out of their domestic 737 and 757s? Do you think they will move the seats with headrests to their international fleet?
 
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RE: Amenities On Delta's Upcoming 737-700s

Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:16 am

Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 21):
Why did Delta take the headrests out of their domestic 737 and 757s? Do you think they will move the seats with headrests to their international fleet?

No, the 737s and 757s still feature the same seats, only with a different seatback. I do not know why the headrests were removed. On a previous thread, Delta's reconfigured 767-400ERs with the leather seat covers still have them, luckily. Hopefully the 737-700s will have them. I wonder if Delta will be keeping the original seats on the ex-TWA 757s or not. I know that Delta does intend on adding PTVs and leather seat covers to them.
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