Last week, just before my 3 airplane 4 hour delay in Salt Lake, I got to ride up from Austin on flight 1234 at gate 5 (yeah, kinda funny). I also got to ride on one of the new “Mods” of the A320(OW) that Delta flies.
One of the things you will notice right away that is VERY different is the new larger pivot bins. They seem HUGE and even have helpful stickers to tell you how you are to put your bags in to maximize space. The only issue I seemed to see was they are a bit harder to close for FAs when really loaded so if you can try to help them out by closing full bins, I’m sure they’d appreciate it.
One thing I am not that impressed with is the new overhead controls on this A320. Notice the light button? Yes it is lit up where it is but it is also VERY tiny and not that simple to find. What is VERY simple to find is the DING button and I found folks hitting it often rather than the light button. Not the best design IMO.
What is great is having power right in front of you (standard power as well as USB). I hate having to squirm around under my seat to find power and many times those under seat ones are just nasty. This is so much better. Only one outlet but with my handy splitter I was just fine (love this thing)!
Overall I like the slim line seats Delta has gone with but just wish the tray table was long enough to span the entire seat. Even with my tray “fix” tip you are left floating on the one side and the only good fix is to prop the pillow under the tray. Again, not the best design.
Have you had a chance to fly the new MOD for the A320? Do you like the changes? – René
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