The largest expert travel community:
  • 777,466 Total members
  • 3,657 Users online now
  • 1,734,116 Threads
  • 32,186,155 Posts
Airlines

Delta Is Removing Seats to Make Room For…

Delta Is Removing Seats to Make Room For…
Jeff Edwards

Delta says it will remove seats on some aircraft in an effort to give cabin crews more elbow room.

Delta Air Lines is reversing an industry trend and will begin removing seats from some of its planes to make more space in the cabin. Unfortunately, the legacy carrier’s move will not translate into more legroom for flyers.

The airline plans to use the newly freed-up space to expand the size of galleys on select aircraft. Company officials say that while reducing the number of seats will not result in extra pitch for passengers, flyers should still benefit from a more pleasant in-flight experience as a result of the project.

“This is an investment to give our flight attendants the room that they asked for, and in turn so they can provide better customer service,” Delta spokesman Michael Thomas told Bloomberg.

Delta says it will begin removing three rear-row seats from its Airbus SE A320, as well as three rear-row seats on an additional 45 Airbus A321 that are on order. The airline will also remove two rear-row seats from its fleet of MD-90. The MD-90s do not have a rear galley, so the extra space will be used to create additional storage.

Delta had previously created extra room for additional seats by retrofitting many of these planes with “space-saving galleys.” The about-face management is an indication that cabin crews found the smaller workspace unworkable.

[Photo: Delta Air Lines]

View Comments (2)

2 Comments

  1. IflyfromABE

    October 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Delta does not have A321s… FWIW

  2. vbscript2

    February 23, 2016 at 11:33 am

    @IflyfromABE: As the article mentioned, Delta has 45 A321s on order. They plan to enter service within the next few months. I have a flight scheduled on one in May, so they should at least be in service by then. It’s on a route that has normally been operated with 752s in the past.

You must be logged in on the FORUM to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Airlines

Fight Over Face Masks on Spirit Airlines Flight Ends with a Taser

Joe CortezOctober 28, 2020

JetBlue Could Raise Up to $2 Billion on TrueBlue Loyalty Program

Joe CortezOctober 27, 2020
The opening of the WestJet flagship Elevation Lounge. Image courtesy: WestJet

Photos: WestJet Introduces New Flagship Lounge at Calgary Airport

Joe CortezOctober 27, 2020

Copyright © 2014 Top News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.

SIGN UP FOR FLYERTALK TIPS & NEWS


I want emails from FlyerTalk with travel information and promotions. I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails