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

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

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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


A350 Deliveries/Fleet (6/25 delivered)
3501 N501DN Delivered TLS>ATL Aug 5 2017. Entered service Oct 31 2017, and flew the first A350 flight DTW>ICN Nov 18 2017.
3502 N502DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Sept 1 2017. Entered service and flew the inaugural A350 flight from DTW>NRT Oct 30 2017.
3503 N503DN Delivered from TLS>MSP Nov 1 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Nov 18 2017. Flew the first A350 flight from DTW>PEK Jan 17 2018.
3504 N504DN Delivered from TLS>MSP Nov 29 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Dec 18 2017. Flew the first A350 flight from ATL>ICN on March 24 2018. Flew the first A350 flight from LAX>PVG on July 2 2018.
3505 N505DN Delivered from TLS>ATL>MSP Dec 12-13 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Jan 12 2018.
3506 N506DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Dec 22 2017. Entered service from DTW>ICN Feb 7 2018.
3507 N507DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Feb 21 2018. Entered service from DTW>NRT March 17 2018.
3508 N508DN Delivered from TLS>ATL March 6 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN March 30 2018.
3509 N509DN Delivered from TLS>ATL April 13 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN May 6 2018.
3510 N510DN Delivered from TLS>ATL May 24 2018. Entered service from DTW>NRT June 16 2018.
3511 N511DN Delivered from TLS>ATL June 14 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN July 7 2018.
3512 N512DN On order...estimated delivery Jan 2019.
3513 N513DZ On order...estimated delivery Feb 2019.


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
* There are NO Comfort+ seats on the aircraft

Seat map (link to Delta webpage)



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: 13/25 delivered (13 in service, 0 in induction).
3501 N501DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Aug 5 2017. Entered service Oct 31 2017. Flew the first A350 flight from DTW>ICN Nov 18 2017.
3502 N502DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Sept 1 2017. Entered service and flew the inaugural A350 flight from DTW>NRT Oct 30 2017.
3503 N503DN Delivered from TLS>MSP Nov 1 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Nov 18 2017. Flew the first A350 flight from DTW>PEK Jan 17 2018.
3504 N504DN Delivered from TLS>MSP Nov 29 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Dec 18 2017. Flew the first A350 flight from ATL>ICN on March 24 2018. Flew the first A350 flight from LAX>PVG on July 2 2018.
3505 N505DN Delivered from TLS>ATL>MSP Dec 12-13 2017. Entered service from DTW>NRT Jan 12 2018.
3506 N506DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Dec 22 2017. Entered service from DTW>ICN Feb 7 2018.
3507 N507DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Feb 21 2018. Entered service from DTW>NRT March 17 2018.
3508 N508DN Delivered from TLS>ATL March 6 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN March 30 2018.
3509 N509DN Delivered from TLS>ATL April 13 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN May 6 2018.
3510 N510DN Delivered from TLS>ATL May 24 2018. Entered service from DTW>NRT June 16 2018.
3511 N511DN Delivered from TLS>ATL June 14 2018. Entered service from DTW>ICN July 7 2018.
3512 N512DN Delivered from TLS>ATL Jan 26 2019. Entered service from ATL>ICN Feb 14 2019.
3513 N513DZ Delivered from TLS>ATL March 1 2019. Entered service from DTW>AMS March 21 2019.
3514 N514DN MSN 395...On order and due to be delivered in July 2020.
3515 N515DN MSN 404...On order and due to be delivered in July 2020.

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Old Jan 29, 17, 9:56 pm
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2017 The Year of the A350

Any idea when we'll begin to see the new A350s at Delta or what routes will be A350 routes? I'm so excited and can't wait to blow my Sky Miles on a Delta One Suite on the A350!
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can't wait to blow my Sky Miles on a Delta One Suite on the A350!
How many millionz do you have in the SkyBank?!?
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Probably starting in Sept., and definitely on some TPAC routes.
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Probably starting in Sept., and definitely on some TPAC routes.
I am betting either SEA-HKG or (assuming they are not carrying too much cargo on it, so don't have a weight restriction) ATL-JNB.

If they add a flight, think SEA-SIN, or SEA-BOM/BLR. The only fly in the ointment may be the current Trump immigration actions, which may put a brake on new routes...
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I am betting either SEA-HKG or (assuming they are not carrying too much cargo on it, so don't have a weight restriction) ATL-JNB.

If they add a flight, think SEA-SIN, or SEA-BOM/BLR. The only fly in the ointment may be the current Trump immigration actions, which may put a brake on new routes...
Doubtful Trump's immigration action will have any effect at all, considering the only permanent ban is Syria. All the rest are only for 90 days, so they will be lifted in April, well before the A350 starts being delivered to Delta.
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Unless they are renewed...or extended.
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I'm so excited and can't wait to blow my Sky Miles on a Delta One Suite on the A350!
The press info on the Suites looks meh. I think by using "Suites" branding, they are hoping to position against the likes of SQ and EK. I think the soft product will be a HUGE shortfall.
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Old Jan 30, 17, 6:24 am
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The press info on the Suites looks meh. I think by using "Suites" branding, they are hoping to position against the likes of SQ and EK. I think the soft product will be a HUGE shortfall.
Yeah it honestly looks like a glorified 767 seat with a 5 inch plastic partition that can be opened or closed. Nothing like a Suite.

Funny how an airline runs away crying from ME carriers but tries to market their subpar product as anything akin to what those far superior carriers offer.
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Old Jan 30, 17, 7:58 am
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If they are delivered and go into service this year, they'll most likely start with service domestically to get crew familiar with operating the aircraft in the real world. Similar to what UA and AA have done when they first starting taking delivery of their 787s.

Could be a good way to fly on it without having to take such a long journey/time off work.
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DTW-NRT/ICN/PVG this year. Next year.....
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DTW-NRT/ICN/PVG this year. Next year.....
There's a thread on airliners.net speculating A350 routes and it contains much of the standard "DTW then wherever they feel like it". Would guess it will be the routes that currently require the 77L's as they go through the cabin mod. LAX-SYD, ATL-NRT,ATL-JNB, others I'm unaware of.

Contemplating booking a SYD-LAX for January '18 in hopes that it gets the A350 by then, but I'm not optimistic.

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Old Jan 30, 17, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by FlyerTalkUserName View Post
There's a thread on airliners.net speculating A350 routes and it contains much of the standard "DTW then wherever they feel like it". Would guess it will be the routes that currently require the 77L's as they go through the cabin mod. LAX-SYD, ATL-NRT,ATL-JNB, others I'm unaware of.

Contemplating booking a SYD-LAX for January '17 in hopes that it gets the A350 by then, but I'm not optimistic.
I hope you mean 2018 as for January 2017, you're going to have to leave PDQ and no 350's have been delivered yet!
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Old Jan 30, 17, 9:32 am
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I hope you mean 2018 as for January 2017, you're going to have to leave PDQ and no 350's have been delivered yet!
Lol. Originally typed "Next January", then changed it to be more specific and typed the wrong year. It was a long weekend.
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The only "negative" side if you are on an A350 in economy and want to use a Global upgrade, you will be upgrade from economy to premium select... (not to business)
I wish to try the new premium select on the A350, but use my global upgrade on other airplane.
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The only "negative" side if you are on an A350 in economy and want to use a Global upgrade, you will be upgrade from economy to premium select... (not to business)
I wish to try the new premium select on the A350, but use my global upgrade on other airplane.
Hu? That's a joke, right?
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