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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 17 July 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. ViaSat IFC.
3513 N513DZ Delivered TLS>ATL March 1 2019. Entered service DTW>AMS March 21 2019. C+ installed at MSP April 22-25 2021. Arrived @ SIN 7/16/24 for mx/ViaSat IFC
(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...second test flight at TLS July 8 2024…delivery Summer 2024.
MSN 677 3523 N523DN...first test flight at TLS July 4 2024…delivery Summer 2024.
MSN 680 3524 N524DN...spotted in full livery w/ engines July 17 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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Best Seats, Amenities, & Experiences on Delta's A350

Old Jan 22, 2018, 9:21 am
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Reasonable mileage prices available for D1 Suites

If anyone has been looking to redeem SkyMiles for the A350, note that I’m seeing the DTW-AMS route (on the A350 frequencies) available for 86,000 miles one way in Delta One around Thanksgiving on off-peak days, at least as part of a NYC-AMS routing —not sure if other origin points will offer the same since award pricing is on an O&D basis these days. Not a steal but not terrible considering 70K is the cheapest on that route these days and 85K is the standard for partners.

Might be available on other dates too, I didn’t explore extensively. On the dates I booked around Thanksgiving the price seemed to be readily available — I booked two seats and the flights I booked still showed more inventory at the same price (without even an “x seats left at this price” warning).
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Old Jan 23, 2018, 5:40 am
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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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Do you know how these compare with the a330 seats?

I'm 6'4" and I can't lay flat on the 330's without bending my knees to sleep.

Hoping for more (longer) leg room.

Thanks for any info.
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Old Jan 25, 2018, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by DeltaFan4Now
Can anyone comment on the comfort and seat cushion in 40A/J? Is it considered an exit row with respect to scant cushion and narrow seat?
Ooops, I mean 41A/J...
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Old Jan 26, 2018, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by bgriff
If anyone has been looking to redeem SkyMiles for the A350, note that I’m seeing the DTW-AMS route (on the A350 frequencies) available for 86,000 miles one way in Delta One around Thanksgiving on off-peak days, at least as part of a NYC-AMS routing —not sure if other origin points will offer the same since award pricing is on an O&D basis these days. Not a steal but not terrible considering 70K is the cheapest on that route these days and 85K is the standard for partners.

Might be available on other dates too, I didn’t explore extensively. On the dates I booked around Thanksgiving the price seemed to be readily available — I booked two seats and the flights I booked still showed more inventory at the same price (without even an “x seats left at this price” warning).
Scored two D1 seats MSP-DTW-AMS on the A350 for 70K each the weekend before Christmas 2018. Seemed like a steal and super excited!
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Old Jan 27, 2018, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by Live4Miles
Do you know how these compare with the a330 seats?

I'm 6'4" and I can't lay flat on the 330's without bending my knees to sleep.

Hoping for more (longer) leg room.

Thanks for any info.
In 2A & 2D you will have more than enough room. I'm 6'2 and had enough to spare. Can't speak for the other seats, assume its the same pitch but less width at the feet.
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Old Jan 27, 2018, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by bgriff
If anyone has been looking to redeem SkyMiles for the A350, note that I’m seeing the DTW-AMS route (on the A350 frequencies) available for 86,000 miles one way in Delta One around Thanksgiving on off-peak days, at least as part of a NYC-AMS routing —not sure if other origin points will offer the same since award pricing is on an O&D basis these days. Not a steal but not terrible considering 70K is the cheapest on that route these days and 85K is the standard for partners.

Might be available on other dates too, I didn’t explore extensively. On the dates I booked around Thanksgiving the price seemed to be readily available — I booked two seats and the flights I booked still showed more inventory at the same price (without even an “x seats left at this price” warning).
Wow, and I remember when D1/BE was a good redemption when it was 80K OW to someplace in Asia....
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To anyone that has flown on the 350, does it have the ability to watch the tail camera or any external cameras at all, similar to the 380?
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Old Jan 27, 2018, 10:09 pm
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To anyone that has flown on the 350, does it have the ability to watch the tail camera or any external cameras at all, similar to the 380?
No
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Booked a one-way revenue ticket from ICN to ATL on the A350 in C in May. Very excited!
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Old Jan 30, 2018, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by shimps1
To anyone that has flown on the 350, does it have the ability to watch the tail camera or any external cameras at all, similar to the 380?
No.
This must be a Delta decision, though, because Finnair has the tail cam on the A350. I wish Delta would spring for the camera. It would make sitting away from the window a much better experience (and I feel frustrated -- or like a jerk for opening my shade -- when we fly over Greenland or other interesting location and everyone has the shades down on westbound flights).
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Per Fly GRFord's twitter account, they're doing some DTW-GRR-DTW pilot training runs. Darn short up and down for a big bird like that.
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Originally Posted by shimps1
Thanks! Any noticeable difference in width, or maybe psychological width, between even and odd seats? Thinking aisle might feel narrower since the aisle might make you feel like you have to keep your arm tucked in close.
Having now flown in both 3A and 4A, there was no noticeable difference in seat width. I felt like I had plenty of space in both seats. But 3A felt a little more secluded because a was further away from the aisle. As for room in the foot well, I had no issues but then again, I'm only 170 cms (5'7") so I fit pretty much anywhere.
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Originally Posted by RaflW
This must be a Delta decision, though, because Finnair has the tail cam on the A350. I wish Delta would spring for the camera. It would make sitting away from the window a much better experience (and I feel frustrated -- or like a jerk for opening my shade -- when we fly over Greenland or other interesting location and everyone has the shades down on westbound flights).
I'm pretty certain the cameras are a standard features of the aircraft (for operational use); the issue is that DL - as well as other legacy US carriers - chooses not to share the feed with its IFE systems. Allegedly, AA's cockpit cams yielded numerous lawsuits until they were deactivated in the late 1980s and therefore the US industry has rejected cams due to our legal environment.
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I'm pretty certain the cameras are a standard features of the aircraft (for operational use); the issue is that DL - as well as other legacy US carriers - chooses not to share the feed with its IFE systems. Allegedly, AA's cockpit cams yielded numerous lawsuits until they were deactivated in the late 1980s and therefore the US industry has rejected cams due to our legal environment.
I can certainly understand not having a cockpit cam. But the tail cam would not violate any worker privacy issues, I'd hope. Unless it's on during baggage loading and we end up in a situation like the one where the band did that 'United Breaks Guitars' song.
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N506DN finally enters service today, flying from DTW>ICN, having been delivered on December 22nd last year! The next deliveries of N507DN and N508DN are scheduled to happen this month, and presumably will be in service in late March, as ATL>ICN starts on March 24th, and DTW>AMS starts on March 31st (DL132/133 only).

Edit: N504DN is operating DTW>ICN today. N506DN will enter service tomorrow operating DTW>ICN as of now!

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N506DN

Last edited by audidudi; Feb 5, 2018 at 10:26 am Reason: Updated the A350 flying today from DTW>ICN!
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