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Old Jun 20, 17, 7:21 pm
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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 wasD1/32 seats...PS/48 seats...MC/226 seats 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...PS/48 seats...C+/36 seats...MC/190 seats for a total of 306 seats.

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: 19/35 delivered (19 in service, 0 in induction).
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 or will be 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 2022then 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).
MSN 654 3520 N520DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 661 3521 N521DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 673 3522 N522DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 677 3523 N523DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 680 3524 N524DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN xxx 3525 N525DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN xxx 3526 N526DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN xxx 3527 N527DN...Delivery scheduled 2025.
MSN xxx 3528 N528DN...Delivery scheduled 2025.

Upcoming deliveries/orders as of 12/31/22:
2023 0
2024 7
2025 6
2026 & later 3
Total 16

A350-900 (35L): Induction complete!
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. No WiFi.
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. No WiFi.
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. No WiFi.
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. No WiFi.
MSN 200...3572...N572DZ...ex PR-XTH...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN Nov 9-11 2022 for induction...induction completed & ferried SIN>ATL Jan 20 2023entered service ATL>GTB Feb 11 2023. No WiFi.
MSN 250...3573...N573DZ...ex PR-XTIferried VCV>SEA>SIN Sept 27-29 2022 for induction...induction completed & ferried SIN>ATL Dec 7 2022...entered service DTW>HNL Jan 1 2023. No WiFi.
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 inductioninduction completed & ferried SIN>MSP June 1 2022entered 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 inductioninduction completed & ferried SIN>MSP July 18 2022entered service ATL>SEA Aug 2 2022. 2Ku WiFi.
*The 9 ex-LATAM frames were refurbished between February 2022 and September 2023config of the 3-class cabin is D1/30C+/63MC/246 for a total of 339 seats.


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

Old May 27, 23, 2:37 pm
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3570 has entered revenue service ATL-CDG:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N570DZ

Just two 35Ls to go.
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Old May 27, 23, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by hhdl
Isn't SCL mostly served by the non-Suites 350s (as a taste of home cooking for the birds)?
no they already switched it to 359 a few months ago
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Old May 29, 23, 10:44 pm
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Flying on an A359 domestically soon, ATL-LAX. Im curious what folks think about having a middle PS seat versus an aisle C+ seat?

Currently booked in an aisle C+ seat (sold as a medallion preferred seat) and it looks like theres a fair number of middle PS seats (sold as C+) open and I might be able to snag one if I check off the middle seat box on the upgrade preferences or get the right priced seat upgrade offer. Ive never sat in Deltas PS seats and am not sure if its worth giving up the direct aisle access!
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Old Jun 2, 23, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by LoganFlyer
3570 has entered revenue service ATL-CDG:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N570DZ

Just two 35Ls to go.
I'm seeing some strange seat maps on my ATL-CDG A350 (DL82). Anyone know what the best economy seat might be on that plane? It's showing Row 36 as an exit row but every seat map I can find has row 41A/J as the window seat in the front row.
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Old Jun 2, 23, 7:07 pm
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Note that seatguru had its last update about 5 years ago.

https://www.aerolopa.com/dl-35l indicates that it's an ex-LATAM bird.
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Old Jun 2, 23, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by hhdl
Note that seatguru had its last update about 5 years ago.

https://www.aerolopa.com/dl-35l indicates that it's an ex-LATAM bird.
Thanks for that info! Anyone know if 36 A/J is a decent seat option?

edit: found this walkthrough on youtube
. Seems like it's not perfect as there's a protrusion from the exit door, but I do like the idea of having the window and nobody in front of me.

edit: or is @LoganFlyer's post implying that this seat map will change before my flight in July?

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Old Jun 2, 23, 7:49 pm
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My post was simply stating that the first DL revenue flight on 3570 was ATL-CDG, not that any future ATL-CDG will (or won't) be on 35Ls.
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Old Jun 2, 23, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by LoganFlyer
My post was simply stating that the first DL revenue flight on 3570 was ATL-CDG, not that any future ATL-CDG will (or won't) be on 35Ls.
That all makes sense now. Sorry for the noob posting!
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Old Jun 8, 23, 10:30 am
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Does the A35L have the improved cabin pressure option? I think I remember that being a manufacturer option, instead of a feature on all aircraft. Unless Im confusing it with the 787.
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Old Jun 8, 23, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by zeke3
Does the A35L have the improved cabin pressure option? I think I remember that being a manufacturer option, instead of a feature on all aircraft. Unless I’m confusing it with the 787.
I’ve never heard of this feature on the A350…but is definitely on the B787 where it’s standard!
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Old Jun 10, 23, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by audidudi
Ive never heard of this feature on the A350but is definitely on the B787 where its standard!
I seem to remember that it was an option, and, Delta chose NOT to take it. Weather or not the "L"s chose that option or not, I'm not sure, sorry
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Old Jun 10, 23, 1:24 pm
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From what I found on the internet, A350s all have the better cabin pressure, but not all have humidifiers.

Some digging around the pilot forums, some are adamant Delta didnt spring for the humidifiers. Others point out that humidifiers are in the tech manual, so maybe they just sprung for them in the passenger cabin? Everyone agrees it is all very contradictory. There is also general agreement that LATAM did not spring for them.

My last long haul was on a 787, and I felt way better after those flights than I have on any other plane. Illsee if the lack of humidifiers make a difference on the A35L trip coming up.
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Old Jun 23, 23, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by zeke3
From what I found on the internet, A350s all have the better cabin pressure, but not all have humidifiers.

Some digging around the pilot forums, some are adamant Delta didnt spring for the humidifiers. Others point out that humidifiers are in the tech manual, so maybe they just sprung for them in the passenger cabin? Everyone agrees it is all very contradictory. There is also general agreement that LATAM did not spring for them.

My last long haul was on a 787, and I felt way better after those flights than I have on any other plane. Illsee if the lack of humidifiers make a difference on the A35L trip coming up.
I've flown the DL A350 4 times in the last 2 months, and KE's 777 and 787 twice each...I felt better after the 787 flights than the A350 and 777 flights, for sure.
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Old Jul 4, 23, 10:06 pm
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According to flightaware, N569DZ appears to be returning from SIN to ATL (DL9950) on July 6th, 2023 after being at SIN for 80+ days. Unsure if the 80+ days was long enough to convert the LATAM interior to Delta interior.
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Old Jul 5, 23, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl
According to flightaware, N569DZ appears to be returning from SIN to ATL (DL9950) on July 6th, 2023 after being at SIN for 80+ days. Unsure if the 80+ days was long enough to convert the LATAM interior to Delta interior.
It'll have the DL-branded 35L interior. The average at SIN after the first two birds has been around 80 days.
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