777 D1 Suite Refit - PS + Comfort+

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Delta 777-200ER/LR Conversions to 7HD & 7HB. Pre-mods config is 37J/36W/218Y...Post-mods config is (temporarily) 28J/48W/220Y (7HD/7HB)...and will become 28J/48W/90Y+/122Y (7CD/7CB).

Modifications are taking place at SIN and the entry and exit dates are based on SIN time (GMT + 8 hrs). Comfort + installation was done at ATL on all the 7HD>7CD conversions, and on 7106. The remaining 9 LRs will have the C + cabins installed at SIN.

777-200ER 8/8 7HD...8/8 7CD.
N860DA 7001 - Entered Jan 2 2019; finished Feb 3 2019. Entered ATL March 12 2019 for C + installation; finished March 15 2019.
N861DA 7002 - Entered Jan 14 2019; finished Feb 17 2019. Entered ATL March 13 2019 for C+ installation; finished March 17 2019.
N862DA 7003 - Entered Nov 29 2018; finished Jan 5 2019. Entered ATL March 6 2019 for C+ installation; finished March 10 2019.
N863DA 7004 - Entered Feb 17 2018; finished June 6 2018. Entered ATL Feb 17 2019 for C + installation; finished March 3 2019.
N864DA 7005 - Entered Sept 18 2018; finished Oct 22 2018. Entered ATL March 3 2019 for C+ installation; finished March 7 2019.
N865DA 7006 - Entered Nov 16 2018; finished Dec 18 2018. Entered ATL Feb 21 2019 for C + installation; finished Feb 27 2019.
N866DA 7007 - Entered Oct 24 2018; finished Nov 27 2018. Entered ATL Jan 28 2019 for C + installation; finished Feb 16 2019.
N867DA 7008 - Entered Feb 4 2019: finished March 11 2019. Entered ATL March 25 2019 for C + installation; finished March 30 2019.

777-200LR: 2/10 7HB...2/10 7CB.
N701DN 7101
N702DN 7102
N703DN 7103
N704DK 7104 - Entered April 4 2019; est. exit May 10 2019.
N705DN 7105 - Entered Feb 25 2018; finished March 28 2019. C+ installed at SIN.
N706DN 7106 - Entered Sept 6 2018; finished Nov 1 2018. Entered ATL for C + installation March 1 2019; finished March 14 2019.
N707DN 7107 - Entered March 23 2019; est. exit April 30 2019.
N708DN 7108
N709DN 7109
N710DN 7110

Delta confirms first route with 777 offering Delta One Suites, Premium Select, Comfort+ and Main Cabin: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delt...nces-marc.html
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Old Sep 17, 18, 8:37 am
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Was looking at some award flights in late April 2019 to SYD and it was showing Premium Select, fyi...
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Old Sep 22, 18, 1:50 pm
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Looks like they might be finishing refits faster than anticipated. MSP-HND was scheduled to start on 11/16 with 777 suite service, but I'm seeing it start on 11/1 now. I'm on a HND-MSP flight in early November that has been a current style 777 since I booked, but today it was changed to a suite equipped version. Nice bonus if it sticks.
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Old Sep 23, 18, 11:31 pm
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There has been almost no mention of ATL- JNB. Isn't this Delta's longest route? Anyone have any insight as to why it is looking like it may be getting suites later than sooner and when that will likely happen. I'm hoping things will go faster as more are completed and the refit crews gain experience. I'm headed to Jo'burg at the end of May and really don't like the current seats.
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Old Sep 23, 18, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ABS1107 View Post
There has been almost no mention of ATL- JNB. Isn't this Delta's longest route? Anyone have any insight as to why it is looking like it may be getting suites later than sooner and when that will likely happen. I'm hoping things will go faster as more are completed and the refit crews gain experience. I'm headed to Jo'burg at the end of May and really don't like the current seats.
It's just not a competitive premium cabin route.

Yes, it's the longest route. That's mostly irrelevant. I think you should expect an unmodified plane unfortunately for your flight.

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Old Sep 24, 18, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by kjnangre View Post
It's just not a competitive premium cabin route.

Yes, it's the longest route. That's mostly irrelevant. I think you should expect an unmodified plane unfortunately for your flight.

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Thanks, that is what I thought. I'll keep checking back and keep my fingers crossed- hope springs eternal.
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Old Sep 27, 18, 9:48 pm
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SEA-HKG-SEA (B777-200ER) route ends within a weeks time. Will DL send another ER to SIN for upgrade soon after? The only ER routes running then are MSP-HND-MSP and CDG-SEA-CDG.
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Old Sep 27, 18, 10:10 pm
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Just noticed the CDG-SEA-CDG was moved to 77L for a month, then to a 76E (767-300ER) until 2019-03-30, then to a 33H (A330-300HGW) post 2019-03-31. That leaves only the MSP-HND-MSP until it gets the HD (777-200ER) w/upgrade on or around 2018-Nov-01. Guess at that point - DL could send all remaining 777-200ERs to SIN for the conversion.
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Old Sep 27, 18, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl View Post
Just noticed the CDG-SEA-CDG was moved to 77L for a month, then to a 76E (767-300ER) until 2019-03-30, then to a 33H (A330-300HGW) post 2019-03-31. That leaves only the MSP-HND-MSP until it gets the HD (777-200ER) w/upgrade on or around 2018-Nov-01. Guess at that point - DL could send all remaining 777-200ERs to SIN for the conversion.
I doubt that DL has set up that many rework lines and crews
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Old Sep 28, 18, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by ABS1107 View Post
There has been almost no mention of ATL- JNB. Isn't this Delta's longest route? Anyone have any insight as to why it is looking like it may be getting suites later than sooner and when that will likely happen. I'm hoping things will go faster as more are completed and the refit crews gain experience. I'm headed to Jo'burg at the end of May and really don't like the current seats.
It is but the only other options are (limited SA flights and I have no idea how the product compares) or go to Europe

compared to QF to LAX/SFO/DFW-SYD, LAX-MEL on QF, UA SFO/LAX/IAH to SYD, AA to SYD etc etc. DL/VA have a lot of competition where Jo'berg just doesn't.

any airline is going to try to roll its best product to its most competitive route then it'll roll down hill to little/no competition
sucks if you do a lot of JNB trips but logical overall.
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Old Sep 28, 18, 8:37 am
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Delta was running 7004 between Orlando and Atlanta last Friday. It was DL 1058, the inbound for DL 1058 and when I deplaned I noticed it was doing another run to Orlando.

Having flown both the A350 and now this reconfig'd 777 in PS, it was interesting that they didn't redo the bins/lights/air nozzles. (why would they if they weren't broken but it quickly reminded me that, although the seats were new, the plane was still old in comparison to the A350.)

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Old Sep 28, 18, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by ChamplinAl View Post
Just noticed the CDG-SEA-CDG was moved to 77L for a month, then to a 76E (767-300ER) until 2019-03-30, then to a 33H (A330-300HGW) post 2019-03-31. That leaves only the MSP-HND-MSP until it gets the HD (777-200ER) w/upgrade on or around 2018-Nov-01. Guess at that point - DL could send all remaining 777-200ERs to SIN for the conversion.
It also depends how many slots are available for the mods at SIN. It could be that only two can be modded simultaneously.
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Old Oct 17, 18, 8:35 am
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7005 did some test hops on the 17th, so should be wrapping up 7HD mods soon:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n864da
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Old Oct 17, 18, 11:11 am
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The first 7HD route is MSP-HND-MSP that begins Nov 1st 2018, based on scheduled times, 2 HDs will be needed for that daily route, which DL will have be then. The following 7HD route begins on Nov 13th and is MSP-CDG-MSP - which appears to need an additional converted 777 at that time - totaling 3. Delta still is not saying much on where the 1st 77L (7HB) converted (N706DN) will be used, maybe as last minute swap-in if any 359's or 7HDs have issues, unless the 77L is going to be used as the 3 out of MSP. Just speculating.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 8:24 am
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Just my luck, everything out of MSP. Personally I'd rather have the old config than gamble on GUC's with no C+
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Old Oct 18, 18, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by UnluckySven View Post
Delta was running 7004 between Orlando and Atlanta last Friday. It was DL 1058, the inbound for DL 1058 and when I deplaned I noticed it was doing another run to Orlando.

Having flown both the A350 and now this reconfig'd 777 in PS, it was interesting that they didn't redo the bins/lights/air nozzles. (why would they if they weren't broken but it quickly reminded me that, although the seats were new, the plane was still old in comparison to the A350.)
The only upside would be that middle seats on the 777 have air nozzles in D1 where middle seats on the 350 don't - correct?
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