Delta to Offer Lie Flat Seats on Transcons

By Jesse Sokolow on 7 November 2012
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Delta 757 Cockpit

Delta has announced that it will introduce lie-flat seats in the BusinessElite cabin of all transcontinental flights between New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, beginning in March 2013. All of Delta’s Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft that serve these routes will eventually offer the seats, which will be phased in over the next two years.

The 767s will feature a completely new interior, with 26 lie flat seats in BusinessElite in a 1-2-1 configuration. The seats will be 21″ wide, and will offer an average bed length of 79″, as well as a 10.6″ video monitor.

In addition to the new lie-flat seats in BusinessElite, Delta’s updated 767s will also include 29 Economy Comfort seats, each with 35″ pitch and 50% more recline than current seats. There will also be 171 Economy seats featuring 9″ video monitors and USB power outlets.

Onboard the 757s, there will be 16 lie flat seats in BusinessElite, each with an average bed length of 79″. The seats will be 20″ wide, and arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration, each with a 16″ HD video monitor.

The 757s will also offer 44 Economy Comfort seats, with 35″ pitch and 50% more recline than currently offered. In addition, there will also be 108 Economy seats, each with a 9″ video monitor, and standard 110v and USB power outlets. When the modification are complete, every transcontinental 767 and 757 in the fleet will provide in-flight Wi-Fi, as well as a library of over 1,000 on-demand offerings, and 18 live satellite TV channels.

(Photo: Jonathan Spira)

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