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Original DL 757 Layout

Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:51 pm

I can't find any seat maps online, but I'm trying to confirm the layout of DL's 757s from when they were delivered through the late 80s/early 90s. My recollection is that there were 3 rows in F, a bulkhead, then a "mini" Y cabin of about 3 rows before the 2L and 2R doors, with the rest of the Y cabin behind another bulkhead after the 2L/2R doors. I believe this was the layout through the late 80's until they changed it to the current all F cabin between the 1L/1R and 2L/2R doors.
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:58 pm

Ask, and ye shall receive.  http://boardingarea.com/blogs/freque...ap-delta-air-lines-boeing-757-200/

Rows 1-3: Non-smoking First Class
Row 4: Smoking First Class

Rows 10-34: Non-smoking Coach
Rows 35-39: Buffer
Rows 40-45: Smoking Coach

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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:06 pm

Why is Row 10 DEF partial/no recline? Or was that a mistake it was suppose to be Row 11 DEF?
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:18 pm

I stand to be corrected, but my recollection is that 10DEF had a bit more legroom with limited recline. Notice that there are only two rows on the right side in the mini-cabin due to the closets and staggered seating in F, so there wasn't as much space to work with.
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:19 pm

A quick, related question: Were the seat covers on the early DL 752s the same (ugly) ones as those on the 762s?

I flew on a DL 762 with those seat covers in 1995 - they actually scared me.
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:20 pm

DL always used to start a new zone at multiples of ten. Thats why todays' coach cabin starts at row 20 (now 19 after a galley was removed). Row 10 was the start of the first coach cabin, aft of first class.

The only real remnant of the old configuration is an extra set of NS/FSB signs in the F/C cabin around row 4. That is where the old bulkhead was located.

This cabin modification occured around 1992 and involved the installation of the closet aft of L1 and the galley aft of R1 (where the old coat closet was located).

Boeing continued to deliver new planes to DL with the 16F cabin well into the late 90s. All went directly into mods at TechOps after delivery. It was explained to me that it was cheaper for DL to do the mods in house, rather than have Boeing do them at Renton.
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:25 pm

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 4):
Were the seat covers on the early DL 752s the same (ugly) ones as those on the 762s?


No, but they were just as bad.

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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:52 pm

Also, the oldest 757s did not come with IFE from the factory; they were retrofitted in the late 1980s/early 1990s. This explains why the PMDL 757s, even the oldest ones, have the button/LED 7-segment display passenger controls, rather than the spin-dial controls that were once found on the 762s and most domestic 763s (ships 1401-1404 being the exceptions, which had the same button/LED 7-segment display controls as the 763ERs) prior to AVOD installation, which had their IFE systems installed from the factory.
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:24 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Ask, and ye shall receive. http://boardingarea.com/blogs/freque...-200/

What an interesting website! Take a look here:

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/freque...-american-airlines-boeing-747-100/

and notice the "Dining in the Sky" area from rows 11 - 15. Wow!
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:37 pm

Great map!

Jeez, remember the insanity of smoking on aircraft! I recall smelling cigarettes all through the cabin, though the rear was definitely the worst.
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:56 pm

Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 9):
Jeez, remember the insanity of smoking on aircraft!

Mechanics loved it when smoking was allowed on airplanes. If they needed to find the source of a pressurization leak, all they had to do was look for the nicotine marks.
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:49 pm

Quoting bohica (Reply 10):
Mechanics loved it when smoking was allowed on airplanes. If they needed to find the source of a pressurization leak, all they had to do was look for the nicotine marks.

None of the ones I know "loved it". Having to change the last 15 window inner panes because they could not be cleaned, cabin outflow valve being gummed up with nicotine/tar, ceiling panels and ducting, and just the constant stink on the cloth covered seat covers.

Mechanics LOVED IT when they quit smoking on the airplanes..
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:00 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
Rows 35-39: Buffer

What the hell is a buffer?
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:50 pm

Quoting strandedinbgm (Reply 12):
What the hell is a buffer?

The separation area between smoking and non-smoking that they'd try to fill with passengers last.
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:37 am

Quoting Alnicocunife (Reply 11):
None of the ones I know "loved it".

I guess it depends who you talk to.
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:01 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):

Thanks very much Westy. Happy New Year to you and yours.
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:24 pm

Hard to believe that the standard DL seat cover throughout the fleet were those ridiculous patterns. By the late 1980s, all the major US carriers had one standard seat pattern except for DL which seemed to be stuck in the '70s.

Amazing that DL still has a good amount of the 1985 builds still flying, some with AVOD after all these years.
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:33 pm

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 16):
Hard to believe that the standard DL seat cover throughout the fleet were those ridiculous patterns. By the late 1980s, all the major US carriers had one standard seat pattern except for DL which seemed to be stuck in the '70s.

Amazing that DL still has a good amount of the 1985 builds still flying, some with AVOD after all these years

The Y cabin on the 757s had a more contemporary mix of blue, gray, and red seat covers. However, the 762s and most domestic 763s had an autumn-themed cabin of red, orange, and tan. The main bulkheads even had an autumn tree wallpaper on them and had retractable projection screens to show the wallpaper when boarding.

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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:42 pm

Thanks for bringing back memories of that aircraft layout. I flew a DL 757 in July of 1986 in seat 10F on a short flight from ATL to TYS one morning. I remember being one of only 2 passengers in that mini cabin, and had lots of attention from the flight attendant. I thought it was a super aircraft, and couldn't believe they were using it for such a short ( 35 mins or so) flight!
When did DL start taking their first deliveries of these 752's? I'm guessing it was fairly new in 1986?
 
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RE: Original DL 757 Layout

Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:16 pm

Quoting IAHWorldflyer (Reply 18):

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