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

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 Mar 26-Apr 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.
MSN 654 3520 N520DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN 661 3521 N521DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN xxx 3522 N522DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN xxx 3523 N523DN...Delivery scheduled 2024.
MSN xxx 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

The 9 ex-LATAM frames are due to be refurbished starting February 2022config of the 3-class cabin is D1/30C+/63MC/246 for a total of 339 seats. (7 of 9 completed2 in induction)

MSN 024...3568...N568DZ...ex PR-XTA...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN May 5-8 2023 for induction.
MSN 027...3569...N569DZ...ex PR-XTB...ferried VCV>SEA>SIN April 13-15 2023 for induction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Best Seats, Amenities, & Experiences on Delta's A350

Old Nov 15, 17, 10:27 pm
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A350 service from DTW>ICN>DTW starts on Nov. 18th, however, unlike the NRT routing, it's not a daily flight as the B744 is also still flying the route!
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Old Nov 16, 17, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by Steve M
I was at the NRT Hilton on Nov 1-2, and saw two other guests wearing Airbus polos that said "A350 Launch Team." I infer from that that Airbus had "boots on the ground" in NRT for support for the occasion.
pretty sure those are DL employees. They were on DL276 still on 13Nov, helping the FAs particularly in Premium Select with the food service scheduling and execution.
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Old Nov 17, 17, 9:21 pm
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The third aircraft delivered, N503DN, is flying its first revenue flight from DTW>NRT today.

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Old Nov 18, 17, 1:49 pm
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Does anyone know if they sell a350 model planes at DTW or museum in ATL?
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Old Nov 18, 17, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by GateGuardian
Does anyone know if they sell a350 model planes at DTW or museum in ATL?
No clue, but you can just buy it on Amazon, much simpler. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XHRPRDP/

Here's a few pics of mine, ship 3501







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Old Nov 18, 17, 2:02 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre
No clue, but you can just buy it on Amazon, much simpler. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XHRPRDP/

Here's a few pics of mine, ship 3501
Nice!

Does it have landing gear?
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Old Nov 18, 17, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by C W
Nice!

Does it have landing gear?
Sadly no. The 747 wheels even turn. But the A350 has to sit on a stand, or on its belly.
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Old Nov 18, 17, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre
Sadly no. The 747 wheels even turn. But the A350 has to sit on a stand, or on its belly.
Awww. No practicing takeoffs and landings
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Old Nov 18, 17, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre
Sadly no. The 747 wheels even turn. But the A350 has to sit on a stand, or on its belly.
Landing gear is AWESOME on models!!!!
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Old Nov 28, 17, 8:06 am
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A350 Delta one Suites - First thoughts

I don't see a consolidated thread on A350 experiences yet, so I thought I would start one.

Having just returned from round trip DTW-NRT in Delta One "suites" I thought I would share a few comments and notes on the product:

Pros:
  • I found the seat to be very comfortable for someone who is 6'6. I can't say the same about the 747 seat in BE that this plane is replacing.
  • Entertainment system screen is very high quality - I found it to be great
  • Two good crews in both directions
Cons:
  • I found the suite to be very much over engineered and unnecessary features.
  • The door provides little value as anyone walking in the aisle can see over it. The door itself is very flimsy and does not close all the day
  • There is a button to turn on and off the "feature light" that doesn't seem to provide much value
  • The lavatory door was easily jammed, and had to be Taken off and put back on the tracks by the FA at one point during the flight, rendering the lavatory light inoperable - it was stuck in the dark light when you needed to use the restroom.
  • No air vents for the middle seats
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Old Nov 28, 17, 12:40 pm
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Interesting......today's DTW-ICN appears to have been subbed for the 744. Are issues popping up with the A350?
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Old Nov 28, 17, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981
Interesting......today's DTW-ICN appears to have been subbed for the 744. Are issues popping up with the A350?
Looks like it might have happened on Sunday too. DTW-ICN is scheduled to alternate daily between 747 and A350, but the 747 has flown 4 days in a row now.
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Old Nov 28, 17, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre
Looks like it might have happened on Sunday too. DTW-ICN is scheduled to alternate daily between 747 and A350, but the 747 has flown 4 days in a row now.
Must have been a nice flight on the 744! A good amount of upgrades cleared into D1 and went out with over 90+ seats in the back.
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Old Nov 28, 17, 3:42 pm
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What did they do with the people who were in Premium Select? Upgrade them to D1 or downgrade them to C+?
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Old Nov 28, 17, 3:51 pm
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Award trip next month to PEK in J now has a broken DTW>PEK connection . MSN>DTW>ICN>PEK is showing up on list. Think it's worth the extra 8 hours of my time to fly on the A350 over the A330?
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