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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 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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Old Apr 15, 17, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by 206driver
Can anything be tighter than the 767 coach to Europe? Can't wait to try the 350 though.

Bastian's comments to employees on the choice revolved around price and delivery schedules, but obviously it fit the mission.
Coach on DL 767 is one of the few decent coach experiences around. Not sure why you'd think it's the worst.
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This entire discussion (timing of the A350, why the A350 was chosen, which routes, how will upgrades work) is already happening in the existing thread

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Yes. It's in the current GUC T&Cs. They must pay their writers by the word.
And/or they know that many of us FTers will go nuts trying to decipher and parse what it means if they don't exhaustively list all the permutations
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Coach on DL 767 is one of the few decent coach experiences around. Not sure why you'd think it's the worst.
Maybe it was the flight where the entertainment screen was broken and my leg cramped up
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I wonder how the PS seats will be sold on the domestic training routes. Comfort+ with free Medallion upgrades?
I kind of doubt that, given that the PS seats will be on par, and even a little nicer than, most domestic F seats. They will have to figure this out though, and not jus for training routes, unless they never intend to run these domestically. However, there are certainly domestic routes that see regular intl planes (330 SFO-ATL, 777 LAX-ATL).

My guess is that both PS and D1 hard products will be sold as domestic F since this is the level of soft service you will get in each. It will be interesting to see if they charge more for one.
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel
I kind of doubt that, given that the PS seats will be on par, and even a little nicer than, most domestic F seats. They will have to figure this out though, and not jus for training routes, unless they never intend to run these domestically. However, there are certainly domestic routes that see regular intl planes (330 SFO-ATL, 777 LAX-ATL).

My guess is that both PS and D1 hard products will be sold as domestic F since this is the level of soft service you will get in each. It will be interesting to see if they charge more for one.
Highly doubt that. Im guessing itll be like AA, When they fly a three cabin plane in a two cabin matket. The front is sold as FC. The section that would be business is sold as MCE (C+).
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel
I kind of doubt that, given that the PS seats will be on par, and even a little nicer than, most domestic F seats. They will have to figure this out though, and not jus for training routes, unless they never intend to run these domestically. However, there are certainly domestic routes that see regular intl planes (330 SFO-ATL, 777 LAX-ATL).

My guess is that both PS and D1 hard products will be sold as domestic F since this is the level of soft service you will get in each. It will be interesting to see if they charge more for one.
Highly doubt that. Im guessing itll be like AA, When they fly a three cabin plane in a two cabin matket. The front is sold as FC. The section that would be business is sold as MCE (C+).
I agree. It would be pretty strange for a last minute full-fare F to be riding in PS while others had lie-flat suits.

I'm hoping that they'll also be trialing the PS menus and serving them in that section, but I doubt it.
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Highly doubt that. Im guessing itll be like AA, When they fly a three cabin plane in a two cabin matket. The front is sold as FC. The section that would be business is sold as MCE (C+).
I suppose since they market W as it's own class of service they could price it accordingly. Delta is pretty good and not leaving money on the table, I wonder if they would charge more for W on these routes, especially if there were certain routes where these seats would be in regular service.
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel
I suppose since they market W as it's own class of service they could price it accordingly. Delta is pretty good and not leaving money on the table, I wonder if they would charge more for W on these routes, especially if there were certain routes where these seats would be in regular service.
It would make sense to market the fares as W since that is normally how C+ books domestically. There will be no regular domestic A350 routes for the foreseeable future however, only limited time test runs before they start serving Asian routes.
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I just got my first Delta A350-900, ship 3501. I plan to fly it domestically for about a month for crew training, before moving it to DTW-Asia routes









Let me know if you'd like to see any other angles. Sorry, I can't provide interior photos atm
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I just got my first Delta A350-900, ship 3501. I plan to fly it domestically for about a month for crew training, before moving it to DTW-Asia routes

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Sorry, I can't provide interior photos atm
Darn! I was going to ask if it had C+ in addition to PS
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Originally Posted by C W
There will be no regular domestic A350 routes for the foreseeable future however, only limited time test runs before they start serving Asian routes.
AFAIK DL has not confirmed any routing. It is totally possible that there could be a domestic repositioning route or (more likely I think in this case) a route that takes advantage of downtime between TPAC routes in regular rotation.
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Darn! I was going to ask if it had C+ in addition to PS
Ya, I can't seem to open the doors. It also didn't come with landing gear. Ugh. I should have gone with the 787!!
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What, no interior pics?!?!?

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Ya, I can't seem to open the doors. It also didn't come with landing gear. Ugh. I should have gone with the 787!!
Spare your customers the suffering. A350 is the way to go! ^
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