It has landed and it is loading into the schedule. I will be on it twice in January thanks to the amazing $73 each way mileage run that popped up from MKE last week. As you can see from the screen shot above, the official Delta Blog TakingOff is very proud of the new bird.
The inside looks interesting with the new lighting and interiors. The seats look good at first peek and the Boeing video above shows some nice first looks at what to expect.
Delta’s Facebook post about them shows the Zodiac slim-line seats in coach. EDIT: The 737-900 will have the Pinnacle seat by BE Aerospace in coach and the Zodiac 6810 in first class. We also know the “new” 717’s (that just stared flying today) will have slim-line seats and the airline promotes this as an “enhancement” to the customer experience as my Award Booking Guru ADAM points out in his post here.
I am trying to decide just where to sit (if I do not get my upgrade). Do I take the one I have now, the two seater that seems to say it has
full recline (EDIT: I have been told the Delta map is wrong and these have limited recline also) and exit. I think I want this over the front row of Economy Comfort that has a bulkhead wall as I will gladly trade “four more inches of recline” for better leg room. It is also interesting to compare the Delta seat map of what are good and bad seats compared to what Seat Guru says is a good seat!
Personally I am looking forward to flying this new bird as well as the Dreamliner one day. I think many of the visual changes Delta is making will have an impact on the travel experience. Clearly the technology in the 787 is beyond this and I look forward to that ride (just wish Delta would start getting some so I don’t have to go Skyteam to try it). Are you looking forward to this new jet in Delta’s livery? – René
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