Delta Goes Lie-Flat on Transcon Boeing 757s
Delta Air Lines announced that it has put three updated Boeing 757-200 aircraft into service on its route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The aircraft will be used to operate three of the carrier’s eight daily flights between the two cities, while the other five flights operate using 767-300ERs.
The upgraded 757s feature 16 lie-flat seats in BusinessElite, arranged in a 2-2 configuration. Each seat is 20” wide, and has an average bed length of 76”.
The updated planes also offer 44 seats in Economy Comfort, the airline’s premium economy lite section. Seats have a pitch of 25”, and are in a 3-3 configuration. The aircraft also have 108 economy-class seats.
The updated 757s will be deployed on Delta’s New York-Los Angeles flights departing New York at 9:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 4:45 p.m., and arriving in Los Angeles at 12:28 p.m., 2:54 p.m., and 8:01 p.m., respectively. Return flights on the 757s depart Los Angeles at 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 9:30 p.m., and arrive in New York at 10:04 p.m., 12:25 a.m. the next day, and 5:30 a.m. the next day.
With the introduction of the upgraded 757s, all of Delta’s flights between JFK and LAX feature fully lie-flat seats in BusinessElite. In addition, the airline plans to offer lie-flat seats on all flights between JFK and both Seattle and San Francisco by mid-2015.
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