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Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:21 pm

Great video released by Delta today showcasing the improvements to the 747-400 fleet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlxLOKOv7Vg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-iHSl_Mkbw&feature=plcp


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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:55 pm

With the refurbished interior, the 24 year old 744 looks brand new!
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:24 pm

Quoting softrally (Reply 1):
With the refurbished interior, the 24 year old 744 looks brand new!

The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs. I really wish DL would have done some kind of update to the bins (not necessarily a Signature Interior mod, but any form of modernization), updated the PSUs, and perhaps replaced the tiny worded lavatory signs with larger symbolic ones.
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:46 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs.

Excuse me, what is the PSU?
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:55 pm

Quoting LY777 (Reply 3):
Excuse me, what is the PSU?

The passenger service units (PSUs) are the overhead units containing the reading lights, air vents, and FA call light. On narrowbody aircraft and some Airbus widebodies (particularly many A300s and A310s), they also have the buttons to control the reading lights and have an FA call button directly on them, while on most widebodies (including the 747) the buttons to control the reading lights and the FA call buttons are either in the armrest, IFE handset, or controlled through the touchscreen interface of the IFE (as is the case in this DL 744 example in Y).

[Edited 2012-06-18 12:56:37]
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:59 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs

Ah, I didn't notice that in the photo. YouTube is blocked at my school during the day so I couldn't watch the video. Yes, the bins look rather old.
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:11 pm

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs

I think the 747 Classic "Honeycomb" ceiling panels and sidewalls on the older -400s show the age more........
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:23 am

First of all, good on Delta for putting these videos out. This is the kind of stuff industry leaders do to promote their product.

That said, I think there are some deficiencies to the product. The seats and Biz Elite suites look rather plasticky and less than posh. Very bare bones. Also, it seems like the headphone jacks and USB ports in the AVOD unit is a recipe for problems - it may be better in terms of saving on maintenance, but I know I wouldn't want to be the guy in the middle seat on a 10+ hour flight having to have my seatmate disconnect every time I want to get up to stretch my legs or visit the restroom.

Still, they've done a good job updating an old classic.
 
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:37 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 2):
The only things that really show their age are the bins and PSUs. I really wish DL would have done some kind of update to the bins (not necessarily a Signature Interior mod, but any form of modernization), updated the PSUs, and perhaps replaced the tiny worded lavatory signs with larger symbolic ones.

I wonder if DL installed its signature row marker? My flights on DL aircraft without pivot bins and its signature row markets are intolerable.
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:49 am

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 8):
I wonder if DL installed its signature row marker? My flights on DL aircraft without pivot bins and its signature row markets are intolerable.

Actually, there has been a slight revision to the design, reducing the 3-D look. All EC row markers are of this new style (in red instead of blue), and all other seats on the PMNW fleet have also been updated (coinciding with EC installations). Much better than than having to look under the bins for the row numbers/letters on the A319s/A320s.

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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:22 am

is it just me or everytime the guy put his head back on the seat when sitting in BusinessElite did it not look extraordinarily uncomfortable / almost painful?

Quoting N202PA (Reply 7):
That said, I think there are some deficiencies to the product. The seats and Biz Elite suites look rather plasticky and less than posh.

agreed. I am very glad Delta has made this update, so much better then what was offered on the 747 (and power to them to updating all international products) but how could they seriously leave it looking that plastic and fake.
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:31 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 4):
The passenger service units (PSUs) are the overhead units containing the reading lights, air vents, and FA call light. On narrowbody aircraft and some Airbus widebodies (particularly many A300s and A310s), they also have the buttons to control the reading lights and have an FA call button directly on them, while on most widebodies (including the 747) the buttons to control the reading lights and the FA call buttons are either in the armrest, IFE handset, or controlled through the touchscreen interface of the IFE (as is the case in this DL 744 example in Y).

Thanks for this explanation
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:32 am

I don't like it. The materials used, and especially the seat covers look very cheap, plasticy and uncomfortable. The pictures look much better than the video though.

Maybe this is a cultural difference. In Europe and Asia, you wouldn't see an all-smiley faced, overly-enthusiastic guy talking about productivity, but probably a girl/woman who talks about enhanced comfort and a cozier environment.

But as I'm going to see these birds from the outside only, I am very happy Delta made this commitment to these aircraft.
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:43 pm

Quoting N202PA (Reply 7):
The seats and Biz Elite suites look rather plasticky and less than posh.
Quoting alaskaqantas (Reply 10):
how could they seriously leave it looking that plastic and fake.

Have you seen the 767-300er update? It has a similar feel to the 747-400 update. At least Delta is making it consistent.  
 
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:48 pm

Quoting akelley728 (Reply 13):
Have you seen the 767-300er update? It has a similar feel to the 747-400 update. At least Delta is making it consistent.

The 763ER look even better than the 744s IMO, thanks to the new bins
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:59 pm

Now if they would just work on the things that make it fly. Back on May18 LAX to NRT cancelled due to mechanical after sitting the beast on the ground for 3 hours. Next day, different 744, delayed 3 hours due to mechanical finally leaving though missed connection in NRT/HKG and had to stay in dump hotel at NRT.
 
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:33 pm

Quoting CompensateMe (Reply 8):

I wonder if DL installed its signature row marker? My flights on DL aircraft without pivot bins and its signature row markets are intolerable.

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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:05 pm

Quoting alaskaqantas (Reply 10):
is it just me or everytime the guy put his head back on the seat when sitting in BusinessElite did it not look extraordinarily uncomfortable / almost painful?

I believe he had to do such an angle due to the camera.

Quoting something (Reply 12):
I don't like it. The materials used, and especially the seat covers look very cheap, plasticy and uncomfortable. The pictures look much better than the video though.

The seat covers are leather.

Quoting something (Reply 12):
Maybe this is a cultural difference. In Europe and Asia, you wouldn't see an all-smiley faced, overly-enthusiastic guy talking about productivity, but probably a girl/woman who talks about enhanced comfort and a cozier environment.

This video was primarily for the Sales team and not for selling to the general public.
 
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Quoting cat3dual (Thread starter):

Very nice indeed. Do you know when ship N676NW (sn33002 ln 1303) will be refitted? This ex NW bird is only 10 years old and has lots of life left.
 
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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:24 pm

Quoting andypar (Reply 15):
had to stay in dump hotel at NRT.

I have stayed there, LOL. It was 11 years ago, so not surprising to hear it's a dump.

It is the NW mechanical hotel.

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RE: Delta 747-400 Interior Refurb Video Tour

Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:31 pm

Quoting jetlanta (Reply 16):
Made. My. Morning.

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