For those who do not know, Delta is famous for flying jets a very long time. This can mean some seats are just worn out and WAY past their glory days. The jets themselves are fine as Delta does an amazing job of maintenance on the airframe itself. But the 777 fleet is in need of an interior redo and that is happening now and we will see the first one (at least scheduled) to fly from the USA on 2JULY18 Detroit to Beijing (DTW-PEK).
While these older jets are not as quiet, on the inside, as the new Delta “flagship” A350, the interior will look remarkably the same with 28 Delta One Suites on the 777 vs. 32 on the A350. Premium Select will have the same number of seats and main cabin coach 6 extra. Do notice the last row of coach has a 2 seat choice the A350 does not have. Could be nice if you are just two of you traveling.
When you look at this one single date above, as a one way price, the Premium Select is a no brainer choice over coach since you get such a better seat and service plus the same meal (served on one tray) as the Delta One Suite folks up front.
The first EVER Skyteam MegaDo is now on sale <-LINK. A MegaDo is a singularly unique event and this one looks like a ton of fun spread out across the USA and Europe. While not cheap, it is a once in a lifetime type event and for AVgeeks really a treat. I would like to attend but can not commit at this time. BTW I am told the Delta “discounted” prices to fly are really bad and you may want look at other choices to get from Seattle to Amsterdam (and back from Barcelona). You can do an open jaw with a SkyMiles award FYI.
Now on to the other travel bits that caught my attention this past week that I neglected to toss up over the weekend:
So you tell me. Are you excited about the 777 “mods” on the way? What about the MegaDo – are you going? Anything else we all should know about? Comment below! – René