Inside Delta: Take a Peek Inside the New 757-200 Business Elite Cabin // www.SteeleTravelBlog.com
August 6, 2013
By: Aaron S., Product Manager- Delta Customer Experience, Atlanta
If you’ve followed developments in Delta’s “transcon” service, you know that we have recently rolled out a whole host of product and service enhancements – everything from expanded Economy Comfort seating, to premium meal and beverage options, to flat-bed seats onboard our 767 widebody aircraft. Well there is much more to come! The product team is excited to share a sneak preview of our new 757-200 (75E) BusinessElite® flat-bed cabin. These aircraft will be getting completely refurbished from nose to tail and will offer an industry leading product with all of the bells and whistles. Cabin mood lighting, brand new leather seats, and the latest in in-flight entertainment are just a few of the highlights. Look for these aircraft to start hitting the skies in the spring of 2014. For those of you interested in the details, below is a full account of all of the changes.
BusinessElite® • 16 seats in a 2 x 2 configuration • Seats are staggered and slightly angled toward the windows to optimize privacy and personal space • Seat width is 20.2” which can be increased to 22.2” with the armrest stowed • 180º fully flat bed (average bed length of 76”) • Electronic seat controls with adjustable lumbar support • 110v AC in-seat power + USB power • Adjustable personal LED reading light
Economy Comfort • 44 seats at 35” pitch & and up to 50% more recline in a 3 x 3 layout • “Slim-line” seat provides more personal space • 4-way adjustable headrests • 110v AC in-seat power + USB power
Economy • 108 seats at a minimum of 31” pitch and 4” recline in 3 x 3 layout • “Slim-line” seat provides more personal space • 4-way adjustable headrests • 110v AC in-seat power + USB power
Personal On Demand Entertainment • 16” Elite Integrated Smart Monitors in BusinessElite; 9” Eco 9i Integrated Smart Monitors in Economy Comfort & Economy • 18 channels of live satellite TV • 350 films • 130 hours of stored TV • 95 hours of premium programming from HBO & Showtime • 5,000 digital songs • 27 games • Moving map
Cabin Enhancements • Full-spectrum LED cabin mood lighting system • Onboard Wi-Fi • New lavatories throughout the aircraft featuring LED lighting and touchless flush • Updated carpet color – a darker, richer shade of blue • New bulkhead “Sky Diamond” laminates reminiscent of the Sky Club backwall • Redesigned Economy Comfort & Economy seat covers with additional comfort padding • New placards and signage. This project is the result of a lot of hard work from many talented and passionate folks across Delta. We hope you are excited about the upcoming improvements and we’d love to hear any feedback you may have!