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Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:23 pm

I did a search; nothing came up. I saw this video on Delta's Facebook page and thought I'd share for those that haven't seen and are interested. Looks pretty good to me! A significant upgrade over the former NW cabin, and a step in the right direction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-iHSl_Mkbw
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:39 pm

A definite upgrade, the old interiors were looking very very worn. I'm not a huge fan of the 'leather' seats on long haul but whatever they've done is a big upgrade from previous. Was this a rip out the entire interior from nose to tail, seats, carpet, panels, bins, the works and rebuild with new everything? I can imagine this is far from a quick process so when will the entire 744 fleet be upgraded?
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:42 pm

I like that they did the ENTIRE cabin and not just the Premium section . We have as good or better in the 1st class and businewss cabin but NOT in economy at UAL So whomever DAL used they did a damn good JOB!
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:34 pm

Is N670US still the only carrier to have the new refurbished seats? Shes been only operating LAX-NRT-LAX route for weeks now.
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:11 pm

Isn't the Economy product the same as AA's new product being introduced on their 77W's later this year on DFW-GRU?
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:28 pm

When will the entire fleet be finished?
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:56 pm

Since the merger, shouldn't the 747 become the Flagship rather than the 777?? Just look at that beauty!!
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:30 pm

Recently traveled JFKNRT on DL in the back. Embarassing, really, compared to the Asian carriers.
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:30 pm

The cabin looks great, nicely done Delta. One question, does anyone know why UA has decided against AVOD on the B744? Just curious.

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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:55 pm

Quoting jacobcal (Reply 8):
The cabin looks great, nicely done Delta. One question, does anyone know why UA has decided against AVOD on the B744? Just curious.

Likely due to the A350's entering service by the time they could convert the 744 fleet. They are, however, planning to add some sort of wireless streaming video IFE system.
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:04 am

Great video of a great plane. I love the Japanese flight attendent, so humble and friendly  
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:12 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 7):
Recently traveled JFKNRT on DL in the back. Embarassing, really, compared to the Asian carriers.

I agree. This refit will make DL much more competitive on Transpac flights. Believe it or not, passengers WILL pay a bit more for superior service on long-haul flights.
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:43 am

Quoting jacobcal (Reply 8):

Numerous reasons:

1) being that most passengers bring their own entertainment with them
2) That entertainment most likely has Wi-FI capabilities (iPad, Laptop etc..)
3) Saves on weight for those ULH flights to Australia and Asia.
4) They are not willing to invest so many dollars for a product-744- that isn't going to be around to truly gets its money worth.

Just a few possibilities.
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:13 am

Quoting strfyr51 (Reply 2):
I like that they did the ENTIRE cabin and not just the Premium section . We have as good or better in the 1st class and businewss cabin but NOT in economy at UAL So whomever DAL used they did a damn good JOB!

Agree... Very well done!!!! Even Eco seats look wonderful and comfy!!!! Getting similar to the one's on the 787!!!
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:39 am

When will they have enough of these done to put them on JFK-NRT?

How many have been done as of today?
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:28 am

Quoting 777ord (Reply 12):
Numerous reasons:

1) being that most passengers bring their own entertainment with them
2) That entertainment most likely has Wi-FI capabilities (iPad, Laptop etc..)
3) Saves on weight for those ULH flights to Australia and Asia.
4) They are not willing to invest so many dollars for a product-744- that isn't going to be around to truly gets its money worth.

Just a few possibilities.

Hmm,
If it was because of numbers 1 and 2, no airline could justify AVOD.
As for 3, well the weight saved is taken up by personal applicances the passengers bring aboard.

I think number 4 is the most realistic option. Either that or UA really cannot be bothered to upgrade anything and will continue to offer an inferior service to maximise profits after the merger.

[Edited 2012-04-11 03:25:06]
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:44 am

Quoting garpd (Reply 15):
That is what annoyed me about the UA/CO merger. They got UA management, who from my reckoning were far inferior to the CO bosses.

????? Smisek was the CEO of CO, not UA

Quoting 777ord (Reply 12):
3) Saves on weight for those ULH flights to Australia and Asia.

New seats + AVOD are about the same weight as the old seats without AVOD.
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:26 am

Quoting PanAm788 (Reply 16):

????? Smisek was the CEO of CO, not UA

I had somehow gotten the wrong end of that particular stick! Whoops
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:39 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 11):
Believe it or not, passengers WILL pay a bit more for superior service on long-haul flights.

  

While it's great to see the upgrade completed, that sort of interior has been the bare minimum for years now around the world; also, I've flown DL enough to know that the actual service won't come anywhere near what you get on a carrier like JL or NH. Until there is a *serious* price advantage for DL, I'm going to stick with JL and NH for my trans-pac flights.
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:13 pm

Quoting Independence76 (Reply 4):
Isn't the Economy product the same as AA's new product being introduced on their 77W's later this year on DFW-GRU?

Yes, they're pretty much the same seat, but AA took their current power outlets a step higher and installed them on every seat. The seat-back pocket looks nicer on AA's as well.
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:16 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 15):
think number 4 is the most realistic option. Either that or UA really cannot be bothered to upgrade anything and will continue to offer an inferior service to maximise profits after the merger.

United completed their 747 conversions almost four years ago. It didn't make sense then to add AVOD and it certanly doesn't now. Both Ua (2007) and now Co (2011) managment teams came to that same conclusion. I don't know DL's retirement plans for their 747s, but United's is in 2016/2017.

A.netters have been talking about this impending mass exodous from UA due to their lack of PTVs on the 744s going back 10+ years. It still hasn't happened, and the UA Transac network is still operating as robustly as ever.
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:01 pm

Haha... poor Melissa... According to the video she lacks inflight service  

On a more serious note, well done DL - a big improvement!
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 14):
When will they have enough of these done to put them on JFK-NRT?

4/29 supposedly, but it will only be on the flight every 4 days.

Quoting wjcandee (Reply 14):
How many have been done as of today?

3 have been finished, the 4th in a couple of weeks.

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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:42 pm

I wish we could have a DL 744 here at SFO. They have a direct SFO-NRT but they don't operate a 744 on that route for some reason. In fact, no carrier JL.NH,or UA uses 744 aircraft from San Francisco to Japan anymore. I remember seeing a DL 744 in Manila las year in May.
 
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:27 pm

I worked on this airplane since she went into service back in 1989. Delta's new interior and new AVOD system is a HUGE plus! Delta, as usual, did an incredible job. Be patient, guys. There are 16 airplanes to change and that can't be done over night!

And to the writer who said the Japanese flight attendant was so great--you are spot on! All of the Pacific Division f/a's are organized, professional and incredibly funny away from the passengers. For that matter, the same goes for all the US based ones. Twenty-two thousand strong and proud. It has been an honor and a privilege to share my life with them.
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RE: Video Of Delta 744 Refurbed Interior

Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:14 pm

I am very happy for DL and for the frequent users of their trans-Pac services. This is a great improvement.

Questions, though:

The IFE is the same as in the 777s?

Why did they go with the 777 herringbone C-Class layout instead of the beautiful C-Class seats of the 764s?

Quoting AF022 (Reply 7):
Recently traveled JFKNRT on DL in the back. Embarassing, really, compared to the Asian carriers

+ 1. I did JFK-ICN with KE and NRT-JFK with DL in May of last year and there was simply no point of comparison!

Quoting BD338 (Reply 1):
I'm not a huge fan of the 'leather' seats on long haul but whatever they've done is a big upgrade from previous

Me neither. Leather seats are one of the few faults I find in the new DL product.
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