Delta Completes 747-400 Fleet Lie-Flat Seat Upgrade

By Jesse Sokolow on 17 November 2012
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Delta Sky Club in San Francisco

Delta has finished installing lie-flat seats in the BusinessElite cabin of its Boeing 747-400 aircraft.  Each of the airline’s 16 747s is configured with 48 BusinessElite seats.  They are arranged in a 1-1 confirguration in the forward cabin of the aircraft as well as on the upper deck, and in a 1-2-1 configuration in the second BusinessElite cabin.

The lie-flat seats onboard the 747s follow the completion o of lie-flat seat installatoins on its Boeing 777 and 767-400ER aircraft.  Delta is currently upgrading its Boeing 767-300ER fleet of aircraft with lie-flat seats. 13 of the 767-300ERs have received the installations, and three more are expected to have them completed by the end of the month.

Along with lie-flat seats, Delta has also installed new seats in the economy cabins of the aircraft, each with an individual in-flight entertainment display.  Delta plans to have its entire widebody international fleet fully upgraded in all cabins by the middle of 2014.  The airline also recently announced plans to install lie-flat seats on flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.

(Photo: Jonathan Spira)

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