I was browsing the interwebs today, when I came across this gallery of the new interior of Delta’s Boeing 767-300ERs. Over the next year and a half, Delta plans to introduce these aircraft to the wonder that is lie-flat business class seats. The new business class seats are more than 20% wider than the current offering, and provide aisle access for every business class customer with their 1-2-1 configuration. Other features include:
…a universal 110V power outlet, USB port, a large console, personal reading light, lumbar support and plenty of storage for all your stuff. And we’ve also improved the in-flight entertainment experience by increasing the size of the widescreen monitors by 50%.
Additionally, the entire fleet of 767-300ERs will be retrofitted with the new in-flight entertainment devices (the Panasonic EFX), and new Weber slim-line seats in coach.
Currently, the entire fleet of Boeing 767-400ERs has been retrofitted with the new seats, and Delta’s various sub-fleets of 767-300ER (58 aircraft in total) will all eventually be retrofitted as well.
This has the potential to improve scheduling flexibility for Delta, as they are forced to use the 767-400ER on routes to premium destinations (such as London-Heathrow, Frankfurt, and Sau Paulo) for their lie flat business seats. Now, with the 767-300ER getting the flat beds, they’ll be able to better match economy class capacity to demand in those markets (the 767-300ER has 34-36 less seats than the 767-400ER; 0-3 fewer premium seats).
Anyway, take a look at the awesome pictures (especially the crew rest area!) and enjoy. I really want to get on one of these birds some time soon.