Delta announced today they are upgrading many of their 757-200 (they have many versions), 737-800, Airbus A319 and A320. You can see the full press release here. On the 757’s, if I am reading it right, there may be a reduction in first class seats totals.
For flyers, it will be nice to have power, IFE & Satellite TV and on some more space in coach (who would not like to see ALL coach seats 18″ wide). One big plus for 1st class is the A320 that has 16 first class seats in the NWA days will again have 16.
For Delta, lighter seats save money and GAS! From the “new” 717’s from AirTran to buying MD’s Delta has shown it can revamp older jets and fly them at a profit rather than just buying new.
I will be spending some “quality time” in coach on the 737-900’s the next few days and will give more feedback on the seats and there is sure to be a lively discussion about them more here on FlyerTalk today.
Rookie Wednesday will be live at 1:PM today to make room for this seat upgrade announcement.- René