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Best Seats, Amenities, & Experiences on Delta's A350

Old Jun 20, 2017, 7:21 pm
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Status as of 20 Jun 2024

Initial flights:
DTW>NRT effective Oct 30 2017 (from B744). Inaugural A350 flight, flown by N502DN.
DTW>ICN effective Nov 18 2017 (in conjunction with the B744). First flight flown by N501DN. Transitioned to the A350 Dec 18 2017.
DTW>PEK effective Jan 17 2018 (in conjunction with the A332). First flight flown by N503DN. Transitioned to the A350 Feb 13 2018.
DTW>AMS effective March 31 2018 (from A332/333) - DL132/133 only.
DTW>PVG effective April 19 2018 (from B744/B777).
ATL>ICN effective March 24 2018 (from B777).
LAX>PVG effective July 2 2018 (alternated with the B777 until July 18 2018).

Press Releases Regarding A350 Routes
http://news.delta.com/delta-s-new-a3...eon-march-2018
http://news.delta.com/delta-expands-...rope-and-china

Related threads:
2017 The Year of the A350
Are there enough toilets on the new A350?
UA 77W Polaris vs DL A350 DeltaOne in Business

All cabins feature wifi, USB power, and AVOD at every seat.

Delta One (business/first seats, rows 1-9)
* Features 32 of the new Delta One Suites with lie-flat seats, 22-24" width, and 76-81" length in a 1-2-1 configuration.
* A full-height door at every suite and sliding privacy dividers between center suites
* In-suite, customizable ambient lighting; dedicated stowage compartments for shoes, headphones and laptops; and memory foam-enhanced comfort cushion
* An 18-inch, high resolution in-flight entertainment monitor and 110-volt power
* Delta's webpage on the new suites: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...ess-class.html

Delta Premium Select (premium economy seats, rows 20-25)
* Has 48 seats with 18.5" width, 38" pitch, up to 7" of recline, and adjustable leg rests in a 2-4-2 configuration
* Up to a 13.3-inch, high resolution in-flight entertainment screen and 110-volt power
* Delta's webpage on these new seats: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...m-economy.html

Main Cabin (economy seats, rows 30-55)
* Has 226 seats with 18" width and 31-32" pitch in a 3-3-3 configuration.
* Preferred seats are window and aisle seats in rows 30-33, 41, and all seats in exit row 40
* Does not have 110-volt power

Config of the 3-class cabin was…D1/32 seats (rows 1-9)…PS/48 seats (rows 20-25)...MC/226 seats (rows 30-55)…for a total 306 seats. This config was on the first 13 frames (3501-3513) delivered and then subsequently they were updated to the 4-class cabin as detailed below.

Config of the 4-class cabin is...D1/32 seats (rows 1-9)...PS/48 seats (rows 20-25)…C +/36 seats (rows 30-33)…MC/190 seats (rows 34-55)… for a total of 306 seats. Aircraft designation is 359.

Config of the 3-class cabin (ex-LATAM) is…D1/20 seats (rows 1-5)…C +/63 seats (rows 16-22)…MC/246 seats (rows 23-51)…for an total of 339 seats. Aircraft designation is 35L.

New config of the 4-class cabin starting 06/01/24 is…D1/40 seats (rows 1-11)…PS/40 seats (rows 20-24)…C +/36 seats (rows 30-33)…MC/159 seats (rows 34-51) for a total of 275 seats. Aircraft designation is 35H.

Seat map (link to Delta webpage)
359 (4 class) cabin tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ3D-xZGfAs
35L (ex-Latam) cabin tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgO-Os_rLCk

A350 Current Routes:
DTW>NRT Started Oct 30 2017 (from B744). First flight was flown by N502DN and it was the inaugural A350 flight.
DTW>ICN Started Nov 18 2017 (from B744). First flight was flown by N501DN.
DTW>PEK Started Jan 17 2018 (from A332). First flight was flown by N503DN.
DTW>AMS (Alternating DL132/133 and DL134/135) Started March 31 2018 (from A332/333). First flight was flown by N502DN.
DTW>PVG Started April 19 2018 (from B777). First flight was flown by N508DN.
ATL>ICN Started March 24 2018 (from B777). First flight was flown by N504DN.
LAX>PVG Started July 2 2018 (from B777). First flight was flown by N504DN.
SEA>NRT Started March 1 2019 (from B767/A333). First flight was flown by N502DN.

Press Releases Regarding A350 Routes:
http://news.delta.com/delta-s-new-a3...eon-march-2018
http://news.delta.com/delta-expands-...rope-and-china

A350-900 (359 config): 19
3501 N501DN Delivered TLS>ATL Aug 5 2017. Entered service Oct 31 2017. Flew the first A350 flight DTW>ICN Nov 18 2017. C+ installed at MSP Jan 10-Feb 2 2021.
3502 N502DN Delivered TLS>ATL Sept 1 2017. Entered service and flew the inaugural A350 flight DTW>NRT Oct 30 2017. C+ installed at MSP Feb 17-March 1 2021.
3503 N503DN Delivered TLS>MSP Nov 1 2017. Entered service DTW>NRT Nov 18 2017. Flew the first A350 flight DTW>PEK Jan 17 2018. C+ installed at MSP Feb 2-16 2021.
3504 N504DN Delivered TLS>MSP Nov 29 2017. Entered service DTW>NRT Dec 18 2017. Flew the first A350 flight ATL>ICN on March 24 2018. Flew the first A350 flight LAX>PVG on July 2 2018. C+ installed at MSP March 1-15 2021.
3505 N505DN Delivered TLS>ATL>MSP Dec 12-13 2017. Entered service DTW>NRT Jan 12 2018. C+ installed at MSP March 26-April 9 2021.
3506 N506DN Delivered TLS>ATL Dec 22 2017. Entered service DTW>ICN Feb 7 2018. C+ installed at MSP March 15-26 2021.
3507 N507DN Delivered TLS>ATL Feb 21 2018. Entered service DTW>NRT March 17 2018. C+ installed at MSP Dec 30 2020-Jan 20 2021.
3508 N508DN Delivered TLS>ATL March 6 2018. Entered service DTW>ICN March 30 2018. C+ installed at MSP Jan 17-31 2021.
3509 N509DN Delivered TLS>ATL April 13 2018. Entered service DTW>ICN May 6 2018. C+ installed at MSP Jan 30-Feb 15 2021.
3510 N510DN Delivered TLS>ATL May 24 2018. Entered service DTW>NRT June 16 2018. C+ installed at MSP Feb 15-March 6 2021.
3511 N511DN Delivered TLS>ATL June 14 2018. Entered service DTW>ICN July 7 2018. C+ installed at MSP March 16-April 16 2021.
3512 N512DN Delivered TLS>ATL Jan 26 2019. Entered service ATL>ICN Feb 14 2019. C+ installed at MSP April 17-22 2021.
3513 N513DZ Delivered TLS>ATL March 1 2019. Entered service DTW>AMS March 21 2019. C+ installed at MSP April 22-25 2021.
(Note: all A359s with ship numbers 3514 and higher were delivered with C+ installed.)
3514 N514DN Delivered TLS>NRT Sept 16-17 2020. Entered service DTW>CDG Oct 17 2020.
3515 N515DN Delivered TLS>AMS Sept 16 2020. Entered revenue service (cargo) NRT>ATL Nov 5 2020 and revenue passenger service ATL>ICN Nov 6 2020.
3516 N516DN Delivered TLS>NRT Jan 26-27 2022. Entered service MSP>DTW Feb 24 2022.
3517 N517DZ Delivered TLS>NGO Feb 1-2 2022…ferried NGO>NRT for induction Feb 12 2022. Entered service DTW>AMS March 7 2022.
3518 N518DZ Delivered TLS>NRT Nov 22-23 2022. Entered service DTW>HND Dec 18 2022.
3519 N519DN Delivered TLS>NRT Dec 16-17 2022. Entered service MSP>PHX Jan 9 2023…ViaSat IFC (prototype).
A350-900 (35H config): 2/16 delivered (2 in service, 0 in induction).
3520 N520DN Delivered TLS>NRT April 4-5 2024...exited NRT-MSP April 18 2024…Entered service ATL>AMS May 5 2024...ViaSat IFC.
3521 N521DN Delivered TLS>ATL May 3 2024…”TEAM USA” livery…Entered service ATL>LAX May 25 2024…ViaSat IFC.
MSN 673 3522 N522DZ...“LA 2028 OLYMPIC GAMES” livery...engines run and taxi check at TLS June 20 2024…delivery Summer 2024.
MSN 677 3523 N523DN...spotted in full livery w/o engines April 10 2024…delivery Summer 2024.
MSN 680 3524 N524DN...spotted in full livery w/o engines April 24 2024…delivery Summer 2024.
MSN 687 3525 N525DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 709 3526 N526DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 720 3527 N527DN...Delivery scheduled 2025.
MSN 722 3528 N528DN...Delivery scheduled 2025.

MSN 735 3529 N529DN…Delivery scheduled 2025.
MSN 747 3530 N530DN…Delivery scheduled 2025.
MSN xxx 3531 N531DN…Delivery scheduled 2025.
MSN xxx 3532 N532DN…Delivery scheduled 2025.


Upcoming deliveries/orders as of 12/31/23:
2024 7
2025 6
2026 & later 3
Total 16

A350-900 (35L): 9
MSN 024...3568...N568DZ...ex PR-XTA...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN May 5-8 2023 for induction. Induction completed & ferried SIN>SEA>ATL Aug 19-20 2023….entered service ATL>MXP Sept 3 2023. ViaSat IFC.
MSN 027...3569...N569DZ...ex PR-XTB...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN April 13-15 2023 for induction...induction completed & ferried SIN>LAX>ATL July 7 2023...entered service ATL>BCN July 15 2023. ViaSat IFC.
MSN 048...3570...N570DZ...ex A7-AMC/PR-XTE...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN Feb 24-26 2023 for induction...induction completed & ferried SIN>ATL May 17 2023...entered service ATL>CDG May 27 2023. ViaSat IFC.
MSN 064...3571...N571DZ... ex A7-AMB/PR-XTF...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN Jan 12-14 2023 for induction...induction completed & ferried SIN>ATL April 4 2023...entered service ATL>AMS April 15 2023. ViaSat IFC.
MSN 200...3572...N572DZ...ex PR-XTH...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN Nov 9-11 2022 for induction...induction completed & ferried SIN>ATL Jan 20 2023…entered service ATL>GTB Feb 11 2023. ViaSat IFC.
MSN 250...3573...N573DZ...ex PR-XTI…ferried VCV>SEA>SIN Sept 27-29 2022 for induction...induction completed & ferried SIN>ATL Dec 7 2022...entered service DTW>HNL Jan 1 2023. ViaSat IFC.
MSN 265...3574...N574DZ...ex A7-AQA/PR-XTJ...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN June 2-5 2022 for induction...induction completed & ferried SIN>SEA>MSP Aug 19 2022...entered service ATL>SEA Sept 9 2022. 2Ku WiFi.
MSN 282...3575...N575DZ...ex A7-AQB/PR-XTK...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN Feb 11-13 2022 for induction…induction completed & ferried SIN>MSP June 1 2022…entered service ATL>DTW June 13 2022. 2Ku WiFi.
MSN 313...3576...N576DZ...ex A7-AQC/PR-XTL...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN March 10-12 2022 for induction…induction completed & ferried SIN>MSP July 18 2022…entered service ATL>SEA Aug 2 2022. 2Ku WiFi.
*The 9 ex-LATAM frames were refurbished between February 2022 and September 2023…config of the 3-class cabin is D1/30…C+/63…MC/246 for a total of 339 seats.






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Old Mar 9, 2023, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerfirsts
Tall people tend to be more successful. I believe this is because of the motivation provided by the pain of coach seats.
Exactly why I’m pushing towards VP-Ship since my company only springs for extra legroom or premium select for the majority of travel at my tier😄 - unless I can scour deals and shenanigans to score D1. Thank god for status , but everyone is a plat/diamond these days. The lists are outrageous 😩, and delta is on a mission to make back all the Covid contingency spending and then some!
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Old Mar 9, 2023, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ralph4878
Currently on DL27 to ICN from ATL.
If you search the forums you will see my (relative) disdain for D1 on the A350. In the past, my 6’3” frame found the suites a bit like a coffin: too tight, too low to the ground, a bit narrow.
I must say, however, that after about 4 years of avoiding this product…I’m really enjoying it. While it’s showing it’s age a bit and it’s still a bit tight, I’m enjoying it tremendously. I think it’s, in large part, due to the service on this flight, and the fact that I came into the flight not expecting to enjoy it. Granted, the door is janky (and I don’t get turned on by doors…) and I don’t need a cheeseburger 6 hours in, but the crew has been terrific - attentive but not intrusive, genuine, not saccharine - and it’s set me so at ease that I am truly enjoying the experience. Kudos to Delta and this crew!
I don’t mind it on the 350… the 777 on the other hand was plank hard.
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Old Mar 12, 2023, 11:00 am
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I am flying an A350 with suites in a few months. I was not able to find a reply to this. Is anyone able to confirm that seats 2A and 2D have larger footwells?


Originally Posted by The Situation
Any further insights on this for 2A/D? If they do have massive footwells, I would probably take one of these seats as I have big feet. Are there any caveats for these seats that would be different than the 767 bulkhead? If these seats are advisable, is there anything I should consider in seat selection? I will be taking a window. All even numbered seats on both sides are open. Row 3 and 5 windows are all taken.
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Old Mar 12, 2023, 11:11 am
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Originally Posted by dtwtransport
I am flying an A350 with suites in a few months. I was not able to find a reply to this. Is anyone able to confirm that seats 2A and 2D have larger footwells?
Yes -- you can confirm with a thread search for "footwell". In fact on any DL lieflat configuration where the seats are aligned straight forward/backwards (i.e. not herringbone or angled) the first row has larger footwells.
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Old Mar 12, 2023, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak
Yes -- you can confirm with a thread search for "footwell". In fact on any DL lieflat configuration where the seats are aligned straight forward/backwards (i.e. not herringbone or angled) the first row has larger footwells.
Thank you. I saw confirmation and a picture about 1B/C using that search but was not aware it also applied to 2A/D.
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Old Mar 12, 2023, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by dtwtransport
Thank you. I saw confirmation and a picture about 1B/C using that search but was not aware it also applied to 2A/D.
​​​​​​This post was earlier in the thread than the post you quoted, so it might not have stood out. I trimmed the images from the quote below to conserve space but here's a direct link to the post:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29247534-post832.html

Originally Posted by Gabrca

Hi All,

Just flew DTW-NRT on the A350 in Delta One.

Some initial impressions:
  • WOW! Having travelled in J extensively, this was easily the most spacious business class seat I have travelled in. 2A has more space, storage, and privacy than British Airways First Class.
  • Try to book 2A or 2D if you can, the footwell is huge, and the seats are still a good distance back from the galley and bathrooms. I’m 6 foot 2 so this is a huge plus.
  • The doors seemed a bit gimmicky at first, but in fully flat mode, it makes for a really peaceful oasis.
  • TV screen is huge and great selection
  • Heavily advertised fast WiFi didn’t work. According to the FAs, this is a known problem with the A350s
  • Service and food service has been very good, flight attendants seem proud of the aircraft.

Any other questions feel free to reach out.
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Old Mar 12, 2023, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by dtwtransport
Thank you. I saw confirmation and a picture about 1B/C using that search but was not aware it also applied to 2A/D.
yes, the front seat at each position, whatever the number, has a big footwell.
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Old Mar 12, 2023, 9:29 pm
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Q. Have any ideas why N501DN (A359) appears to be stuck in SIN? Is the seat reduction beginning to happen all ready ?
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Old Mar 12, 2023, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl
Q. Have any ideas why N501DN (A359) appears to be stuck in SIN? Is the seat reduction beginning to happen all ready ?
Seat reduction?
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Old Apr 4, 2023, 12:22 pm
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3571 is on its way to ATL from SIN:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N571DZ
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Old Apr 8, 2023, 12:07 pm
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Anyone know if DL is outsourcing A350 Mx to SIN? N501DN has just exited after being there since March 3 2023 as mentioned in reply #1494 above.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N501DN
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Old Apr 13, 2023, 10:28 am
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3569 is on its way to SIN for induction:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N569DZ

BTW, 3501 (see above) has returned from SIN and seat maps for its future flights show the standard (non-LATAM) 359 configuration. So it was just there for maintenance.
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Old Apr 13, 2023, 11:36 am
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I notice that all the ex-LATAM frames have gone to SIN for mods in exactly reverse MSN order…ie from the newest to the oldest (N576DZ to N568DZ)…probably a reason for this or it’s just a coincidence, but it’s interesting to me nonetheless!
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Old Apr 13, 2023, 11:40 am
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The older the plane, the more cycles it likely has, so it makes sense that DL would put the newest frames into service first to try to even that out.
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