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Old Aug 3, 12, 4:51 am
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Hi Everyone,

There seem to be loads of threads growing on different aircraft, so I thought putting together one thread providing links to these threads might be useful. I've started with mostly international a/c and will update with domestic information as my time permits.

Please let me know if you have suggestions!

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Useful threads:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-do-delta.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...t-seating.html
Information on forthcoming updates: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ce-update.html

Useful links:
Delta.com - Aircraft Types and Layouts

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747-400/74S:
The 74S is the updated 744.
Seats:
There are 58 flat bed seats with direct aisle access in a 1-1-1 and 1-2-1 layout on the main deck and 1-1 upstairs. There are 42 EC seats with standard power ports and 268 Y seats are standard seats with USB power. Th 74S has lie flat BusinessElite seats and winged headrests in EC and Y.
IFE:
There is AVOD at each seat.
Threads and Discussions:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...heads-74s.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...heads-74s.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ng-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...nesselite.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ess-class.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ed-planes.html
Delta.com:
Modified 747-400 (74S)

Video of the 74S describing the modified J, EC, and Y cabins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlxLOKOv7Vg

777-200ER/200LR:
The 777 occasionally shows up on some domestic routes. Routes it is consistently used on include: LAX-SYD; ATL-JNB/DXB; MSP-NRT-SIN
Seats:
The 777 has lie flat BusinessElite seats in a herringbone configuration. EC and Y seats are 3-3-3 and have winged headrests.
IFE/Power:
EC and Y have AVOD and USB power. There are US/EU power outlets in rows 29-40. Row 29 is the bulkhead EC row and has excellent legroom. Row 44 is the exit row and unlimited legroom.
Threads and Discussions:
Modifications: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ng-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...operation.html
777 BusinessElite Seats: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ess-class.html; http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...lp-needed.html; http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...seat-recs.html
Economy Comfort/Exit Rows: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...questions.html
Trip report from DLJ - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-...-pictures.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...nfant-lap.html
Delta.com:
777-200ER
777-200LR

Video of the 777 BusinessElite cabin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK_FafqILjk

A330-300/200:
Seats:
All A330's have been modified with lie flat seats in BusinessElite. EC and Y seats are standard economy seats.
IFE/Power:
All seats have AVOD. Rows 10-19 have power ports.
Threads and Discussions:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-question.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ng-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...e-couples.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-...ed-a333-j.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...d-threads.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-business.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...200-300-a.html
Delta.com:
A330-200 (3L2) - modified with lie flat J seats - 34J/32EC/168Y
A330-300 (3L3) - modified with lie flat J seats - 34J/32EC/227Y
A330-200
A330-300

767-400/76D:
These aircraft are frequently used on routes to/from LHR.
Seats:
All of the 764's have lie flat BusinessElite seats. EC and Y have winged headrests.
IFE/Power:
BE seats have USB power and a US/EU power outlet. Rows 15-24 have USB power and US/EU power outlets that are located underneath the seat near the inner arm rests. Row 25 and higher have USB power, but tends to be unreliable.
Threads and Discussions:http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...eats-more.html (Not all of user's pics showing on photobucket)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/north...e-seating.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...e-seating.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...767-400-a.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-question.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...nny-outty.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...london-dl.html
Delta.com:
767-400ER - 77D - Transatlantic with Flat Bed Seats

Video of the 764 BusinessElite Cabin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N06mW...feature=relmfu
Video of the 764 Economy Comfort Section: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HvD4...feature=relmfu

767-300ER - 76G/76H/76L(76W)/76U/76L/76T/76G/76Z (Versions 1 and 2; also seen as the 76N; high density with 7 rows of J ihas been seen as the 76H):
All 763ERs have been modified with lie flat seats in J and AVOD for all seats.
Seats:
The 763 fleet has been upgraded lie flat BusinessElite seats. EC/Y seats have winged headrests.
IFE/Power: These a/c have AVOD and at least USB power at each seat.
The 76T have 36 flat bed seats (1-2-1 layout) with standard power ports, 32 EC seats with standard power ports, and 143 Economy seats with USB power. The 76H/ 76N/76Z has 26 flat bed seats (1-2-1 layout) with standard power ports, 29 EC seats with standard power ports, and 171 Economy seats with USB power.
Photos:
rwoman's photos of 76G seats: 20AB - exit row LINK; 20C - bulkhead LINK
Threads and Discussions:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...6w-j-seat.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...t-nrt-pdx.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ng-thread.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...onfig-76z.html
rwoman's thoughts on the modified 763: LINK
Using power ports on the 763: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ever-work.html
Seat 1A's photos of 17E (EC Bulkhead) and row 22CDE (regular Y bulkhead) - LINK
Delta.com:
767-300ER -76L
767-300ER - 76T
767-300ER-G
767-300ER - 76U
76Z Version 1 with flat bed seats
76Z Version 2 with flat bed seats

757-200ER (75E / 75S):This a/c is used for some TATL routes and JFK-SFO/LAX/SEA (marketed as BusinessElite). 75S designates modified a/c. NOTE: Domestic 757s are seen on some JFK-SEA flights
Seats: The unmodified a/c have recliner BusinessElite seats; modified a/c have lie-flat seats.
IFE/Power - There is AVOD throughout the BusinessElite and Economy cabins. In economy, rows 19-27 have power plugs.
Threads and Discussions:75E:
752 vs 763 TATL: LINK
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...7-200-75e.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ease-help.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...e-36a-23d.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...l#post21262979
75S:
AvidFlyer1990's comments on the 75S vs. 75E: LINK
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...at-beds-j.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...o-sfo-jfk.html
Delta.com:
757-200ER (with sleeper seats)- 75E - LINK
757-200ER - 75S - LINK

Description of Transcontinental BusinessElite

Video of the 75E BusinessElite Cabin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Juta...feature=relmfu

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767-300 - 76P:
DL previously used 76Q and 76P to identify these a/c; it appears they now only use 76P
Seats:
F seats are generally considered a tight fit; as such, many prefer the center section.

IFE/Power:
Rows 1-5 (F cabin) have 110v US/Euro plug power

Related flyertalk Threads:
Discussion on F seats on the 76P: LINK
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...0-76p-76q.html
Opinions on F on the 763 - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...7-f-class.html
PTV - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...767-300-a.html
Service to Hawaii - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-oct-28-a.html
763 power ports: Using power ports on the 763: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ever-work.html

Delta.com:
767-300 - 76P - LINK

757:

IFE/Power:
75U/75N/75A/75J/75M/75V/75X/753 - No power

Related flyertalk Threads:
Configurations - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...gurations.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-row-best.html
75A -
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...7-200-75e.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-j-config.html
753 - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-any-good.html
757s with row 8 - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...xperience.html

Delta.com:
Boeing 757-200 (version 1) - 757/75U
Boeing 757-200 (version 2) - 75N
Boeing 757-200 (version 3) - 75M
Boeing 757-200 (version 4) - 75J
Boeing 757-200 (Hawaii) - 75V
Boeing 757-200 (with personal video) - 75X
757-200 Version 5 - 75A
757-300

737-900 - 739:
Seats:
First: Rows 1-5
EC: Rows 10-13
IFE/Power:
Personal video, power ports, and USB power
Threads and Discussions:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...available.html
Delta.com:737-900 - LINK

737-700/800 - 737/738:
Seats:
IFE/Power:
No power outlets.
Threads and Discussions:
AVOD - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...l#post16423174
First Class Seats - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...best-seat.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...questions.html
Delta.com:
737-700 - 73W
737-800 - 73H
737-800 - 738

Related Threads & Posts:
T.J. Bender's negative feedback on the 737 Row 10 - LINK
cardood's thoughts on the 737 Row 10 - LINK
CBear's comments on using a rear facing car seat - LINK
lhitchner's feedback on the 737 Row 10 - LINK

A320:

Related flyertalk Threads:
First Class Seats - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...eat-a320.html; http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ing-12f-7.html; http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ows-first.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...20s-noisy.html
Possible intent for AVOD on the A320/A319 - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...vod-a319s.html

Delta.com: A320-200

A319:

Related flyertalk Threads:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ting-a319.html
Possible intent for AVOD on the A320/A319 - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...vod-a319s.html

Delta.com: A319-100

MD-90:

Related flyertalk Threads:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ve-thread.html

Delta.com: MD-90

MD-88:

Related flyertalk Threads:

Delta.com: MD-88

Boeing 717:
Seats:
IFE/Power:
None
Threads and Discussions:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...available.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ve-thread.html
delta.com: - Boeing 717

EMB Regional Jets - EMB-120ER/ERJ-145/ERJ-170:

Threads and Discussions:
F Seats - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...f-e-175-a.html
Carry on baggage - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ry-policy.html
Seats - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...75-seats.html;; http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...e-america.html

Delta.com: EMB-120ER
ERJ-145 (ERJ)
ERJ-170 (E70)
ERJ-175 (E75)

CRJ-100-200/700/900:

Related flyertalk Threads:
OH Bins: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...l#post16566490
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...p-66-crjs.html
CRJ-900 Economy Comfort: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ed-crj900.html

Delta.com: CRJ-100/200 (CRJ)
CRJ-700 (CR7)
CRJ-900 (CR9)

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rwoman: Nice job! Hopefully this will reduce the duplicate questions that pop up almost daily.
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rwoman: Nice job! Hopefully this will reduce the duplicate questions that pop up almost daily.
I know when I start answering numerous questions on a particular topic, it's time to present a possible solution.
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Great idea, thanks! Hope it becomes a stickie. Wonder if it might be worth posting some info of which a/c fly where for the more popular routes, though it sounds like a lot of work.
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Originally Posted by sbjnyc View Post
Great idea, thanks! Hope it becomes a stickie. Wonder if it might be worth posting some info of which a/c fly where for the more popular routes, though it sounds like a lot of work.
I've thrown in some of the information I know off the top of my head...can always update with others' input!
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Old Aug 3, 12, 10:55 am
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Thank you for taking on this project, rwoman.

When I looked at the thread count of the Delta SkyMiles forum, there were greater than 96,000 discussions. You might notice that that count has been reduced. This is due to the recent merging of threads, such as this newly-consolidated discussion:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ve-thread.html

I personally would like to see information in the Delta SkyMiles forum be as easily accessible as possible to FlyerTalk members, and I could use all the assistance I can get.

Suggestions are welcome...
Originally Posted by sbjnyc View Post
Great idea, thanks! Hope it becomes a stickie. Wonder if it might be worth posting some info of which a/c fly where for the more popular routes, though it sounds like a lot of work.
We are trying to not overwhelm the Delta SkyMiles forum with “sticky” threads, but discussions such as this one can certainly be added to the main “sticky” thread, which admittedly needs an overhaul:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-do-delta.html
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Much of the information in the threads are outdated. Becasue DL aircraft is reconfigured and changed, sometimes on an annual Basis, many of the 2 year old posts do not contain the current information. I think we need to start new threads on every subject.

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Originally Posted by Radiocycle View Post
Much of the information in the threads are outdated. Becasue DL aircraft is reconfigured and changed, sometimes on an annual Basis, many of the 2 year old posts do not contain the current information. I think we need to start new threads on every subject.

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The initial post may not provide information, but later posts may do so. As FT'ers have feedback, I'll update accordingly.
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Hello. I've put this together to aid in facilitating access to information.

If you have thoughts/input/etc., please let me know!

Thanks!
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I know this is OT, but a separate FAQs on upgrades would be helpful as well.

Information including:
  • Order of priority for domestic "free" upgrades
  • Order of priority and fare basis for using SWUs domestic/intl
  • How to redeem skypesos for upgrades (fare class pd, fare class open for upgrade, etc..) -->This one especially key for those of us coming from UA as the system is completely different over there
  • Using skypesos to upgrade an award ticket
I'm sure there's some other obvious u/g questions I missed but just a start to the list.

Great job rwoman on this list so far, very helpful to have a consolidated FAQ Page!!!
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Originally Posted by UpgradeMePlz View Post
I know this is OT, but a separate FAQs on upgrades would be helpful as well.

Information including:
  • Order of priority for domestic "free" upgrades
  • Order of priority and fare basis for using SWUs domestic/intl
  • How to redeem skypesos for upgrades (fare class pd, fare class open for upgrade, etc..) -->This one especially key for those of us coming from UA as the system is completely different over there
  • Using skypesos to upgrade an award ticket
I'm sure there's some other obvious u/g questions I missed but just a start to the list.

Great job rwoman on this list so far, very helpful to have a consolidated FAQ Page!!!
Forthcoming...
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Robin, thanks for another really useful thread.

I have a bit of information to add to the information on international aircraft: The 757-200ER (with BusinessElite) also seems to be used on the JFK-GEO route, admittedly a somewhat obscure one.

I also have a question related to this: Do you know what the J seats are like on that aircraft? Are they more like domestic BE seats than international? (I realize they are not flat-beds or lie-flats) Do you get a duvet and larger pillow?

Medallions are eligible for complimentary upgrades on the JFK-GEO route, which makes me pessimistic about the quality of the BE cabin!
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