The bigger question I have is why no PTV on the 767-300ER (international fleet). I understand on the older aircraft the wiring is the issue (we had same problem at AZ
with the older 763ERs in the fleet); but the bulk of DLs long haul fleet is the 763ER (yes, the 777s and 764s have the PTV). This would put DL
at a significant competitive disadvantage against other carriers who have this product in Y class on their aircraft.
As for the question of the shorter seat, I believe (and this is an opinion based on very old information...so take it with the appropriate grain of salt)...the seats are simply being recovered and not replaced. The original cloth seats on the 763s were pretty short, but wider (18 in vs 17.5 on the 764). That said, I do agree having flown both the 763 and the 764 that the seats on the 764 were more comfortable (this is pre refit) even though the pitch was slightly less than on the 763 (at the time I was flying them...which has been a couple of years now.
Anyone from DL
on this forum care to comment?
In any case, DL
is doing the right things (the 763 issue notwithstanding) in refitting the aircraft with slim line seats and especially on the 757 overwater aircraft, PTV in Y class.
baw716 (a big SkyTeam supporter)
David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998