Delta Starts Installing Flat-Bed Seats on Boeing 747-400 Aircraft
Delta has begun the refurbishment of its Boeing 747-400 fleet, installing fully-flat-bed seats in a herringbone configuration in BusinessElite cabins. In the new configuration, each seat will have direct aisle access.
Approximately 80 inches long and 20.5 inches wide, BusinessElite seats onboard Delta’s 747-400 fleet will also have USB ports, universal power outlets, and 15.4-inch video monitors with more than 1,000 entertainment choices. The refurbished 747s will also offer an Economy Comfort section, with up to four more inches of legroom than in Economy class. Economy class will get new seats with more personal space and individual entertainment systems
The first such refurbished aircraft took its first flight from Tokyo-Narita to Detroit on January 26, 2012. Installation of the new seats on all of Delta’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft is scheduled for completion by October 2012.