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Old Jun 20, 2017, 8:21 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 (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.

Config of the 3-class cabin (ex-LATAM) isD1/20 seats (rows 1-5)C +/63 seats (rows 16-22)MC/246 seats (rows 23-51)for an total of 339 seats.

New config of the 4-class cabin starting 06/01/24 isD1/40 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.

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 2022ferried 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...Second test flight Feb 23 2024delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 661 3521 N521DN...spotted at TLS in Team USA livery Jan 28 2024...delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 673 3522 N522DZ...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): 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 2023entered service ATL>GTB Feb 11 2023. ViaSat IFC.
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. 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 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 Nov 19, 2023, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by audidudi
The 2 lavs adjacent to doors L2/R2 which are currently shared between D1 and PS customers are still there as far as I can see. There would be absolutely no reason to remove them as the next 4 are currently between rows 39 and 40.
Its odd because because the lavs in the front are labeled lav and depict a toilet and sink. The boxes by the second door seem to now indicate galley space.
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Has their been any indication for if/when the ex-LATAM 35L's will be brought in line with the rest of D1?
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Old Nov 24, 2023, 9:13 am
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Not sure if its been mentioned upthread but there should be a new A359 high-J configuration coming in Q1 2024 with the new deliveries. Should be called the 35H with 40 D1 suites, up 8 seats from the current 32; DPS will go from 48 to 40 seats, Comfort Plus will remain at 36 seats, and Main Cabin will go from 190 to 159 seats. Total will be 275 seats, down from the current 306.
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Old Nov 24, 2023, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by aerslingus
Has their been any indication for if/when the ex-LATAM 35L's will be brought in line with the rest of D1?
Originally Posted by ClipperDelta
Not sure if its been mentioned upthread but there should be a new A359 high-J configuration coming in Q1 2024 with the new deliveries. Should be called the 35H with 40 D1 suites, up 8 seats from the current 32; DPS will go from 48 to 40 seats, Comfort Plus will remain at 36 seats, and Main Cabin will go from 190 to 159 seats. Total will be 275 seats, down from the current 306.
My understanding is that the 35L's will eventually move to the 35H config outlined by ClipperDelta, starting in late 2024.
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Old Nov 25, 2023, 7:35 am
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Originally Posted by N515CR
My understanding is that the 35L's will eventually move to the 35H config outlined by ClipperDelta, starting in late 2024.
Very Interesting......If its only the LATAM 359's (L versions) to be configured this way, that would mean that all current A330's (333's and 339's) will have more total seats. And, will that also mean that any new delivered 359's will have the same new layout? DL A350-1000 guys ?? That leaves the current DL configured A359's with a unique seat count.....will those interior layouts change eventually also? DL A350-1000 guys ?? Delta also is setting up to run a second ATL-ICN, but not necessarily daily - scheduled to commence around 2024 May 10th. Maybe Delta might be planning to convert any or all of the remaining A350's (future deliveries) from the -900's to the -1000's.....just a thought.
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl
Delta also is setting up to run a second ATL-ICN, but not necessarily daily - scheduled to commence around 2024 May 10th. Maybe Delta might be planning to convert any or all of the remaining A350's (future deliveries) from the -900's to the -1000's.....just a thought.
The second ATL-ICN will start at less than daily (IIRC at 3x weekly) in April 2024 but then will ramp up to daily later in the spring/early summer.
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We're on the A350 going EZE-ATL. I imagine that this plane is relatively reliable for power and IFE? We're in Comfort Plus, bulkhead, first row, middle section? I may bring a battery charger with me. But it would be nice to just have a reliable A/C power I could use instead.
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Originally Posted by zitsky
We're on the A350 going EZE-ATL. I imagine that this plane is relatively reliable for power and IFE? We're in Comfort Plus, bulkhead, first row, middle section? I may bring a battery charger with me. But it would be nice to just have a reliable A/C power I could use instead.
The only issue I ever had on an A350, IFE-wise, was someone had broken off their headphone prong in the device. Annoying, for sure, but otherwise worked fine. Never had an issue with power.
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Originally Posted by zitsky
We're on the A350 going EZE-ATL. I imagine that this plane is relatively reliable for power and IFE? We're in Comfort Plus, bulkhead, first row, middle section? I may bring a battery charger with me. But it would be nice to just have a reliable A/C power I could use instead.
Do you know which version of the 350 you're on? Since it is EZE-ATL, odds are its an ex-latam which if you're in anything but C+ is a significant downgrade from the normal 350 (J seats are 2x2x2 instead of the suites and direct aisle access at all seats, and no PS and no wifi. But for C+, you get a tiny bit more legroom and seat width in the Ex-Latam version vs the normal DL version that has PS.
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Originally Posted by rylan
Do you know which version of the 350 you're on? Since it is EZE-ATL, odds are its an ex-latam which if you're in anything but C+ is a significant downgrade from the normal 350 (J seats are 2x2x2 instead of the suites and direct aisle access at all seats, and no PS and no wifi. But for C+, you get a tiny bit more legroom and seat width in the Ex-Latam version vs the normal DL version that has PS.
What the heck? I'm flying ATL-SCL on DL147. Is there WiFi? Similar situation to the ATL-EZE flights?

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Old Dec 4, 2023, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by rylan
Do you know which version of the 350 you're on? Since it is EZE-ATL, odds are its an ex-latam which if you're in anything but C+ is a significant downgrade from the normal 350 (J seats are 2x2x2 instead of the suites and direct aisle access at all seats, and no PS and no wifi. But for C+, you get a tiny bit more legroom and seat width in the Ex-Latam version vs the normal DL version that has PS.
Its the one that flies lol. A 350-900 with 2-2-2 J. No PS.

I guess its gonna suck balls. We come back from EZE on the 767-400 which is probably older than me and Im 57.

Who booked these tickets? Sigh.
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The 767-400 are refurb'd cabins with new D1 and PS and full avod, wifi etc.

As for the other poster asking about ATL-SCL, they are usually running the ex-latam A350 on that also. I'm not sure if they've installed or are in process of adding wifi to those .......ized 350s... just that DL acquired them from latam and they came without wifi, and DL slapped them into service with minimal refurb.
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Originally Posted by rylan
The 767-400 are refurb'd cabins with new D1 and PS and full avod, wifi etc.

As for the other poster asking about ATL-SCL, they are usually running the ex-latam A350 on that also. I'm not sure if they've installed or are in process of adding wifi to those .......ized 350s... just that DL acquired them from latam and they came without wifi, and DL slapped them into service with minimal refurb.
No WiFi on a ten hour flight? Damn

At least theres USB for charging underneath the IFE screen?

What's the plan to get the LATAM A350s up to standard?
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Originally Posted by lsquare
No WiFi on a ten hour flight? Damn

At least theres USB for charging underneath the IFE screen?

What's the plan to get the LATAM A350s up to standard?
ATL-SCL is a 9 hour flight. My EZE-ATL is 10 1/2 hours.

Ill bring my own video and a battery charger for the A350.

Heck Im just thrilled to be flying RDU-ATL on a real plane 737-800/900 not the CRJ-900 that Im used to flying out of Raleigh.
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Originally Posted by zitsky
ATL-SCL is a 9 hour flight. My EZE-ATL is 10 1/2 hours.

Ill bring my own video and a battery charger for the A350.

Heck Im just thrilled to be flying RDU-ATL on a real plane 737-800/900 not the CRJ-900 that Im used to flying out of Raleigh.
Where is the outlet in economy?
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