Delta Airlines Installs New Cabin Products On B747 Fleet

Following news of United Airlines’ premium cabin rebranding last week, another USA-based airline is announcing product enhancements to stay competitive. Delta Airlines has unveiled its own cabin upgrades currently being carried out on its Boeing 747-400 fleet, the first of which is already returned to service.


A workhorse of the airline’s transpacific services, the 15 jets are being refitted with new flatbed seating in BusinessElite, a significant improvement over the previous recliner seat which was outclassed by Delta Airlines’ competitors. The aircraft also gain a new Economy Comfort cabin and slimline seating in Economy Class.



48 full-flat seats (similar to those selected by Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific) will be arranged in a herringbone layout on the upper and lower decks of the aircraft, with the new seat 20 percent wider and incorporating a large dining table and side console. Each features direct-aisle access, a 15.4-inch widescreen personal monitor delivering on-demand inflight entertainment, a 110-volt power outlet, USB connectivity and personal reading lamp.


Economy Comfort and Economy Class

Delta Airlines’ Boeing 747s will also feature the Economy Comfort product onboard. Located in the first few rows of the Economy Class cabin and similar to those in service with the airline’s fellow Skyteam members Air France, Alitalia and KLM, the 42 seats offer 4 additional inches of legroom for a seat pitch of 35 inches and 50 percent more recline over regular Economy Class seating.


Changes to the Economy Class product will be immediately evident as the airline transitions to slimline seating allowing up to 2 inches of additional legroom. Adjustable headrests provide improved comfort on long-haul flights, while a 9-inch touchscreen monitor and USB connectivity keep guests entertained.


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