Busy week in aircraft updates…

First, Delta’s new flat-bed refurbished A330:

JAL’s touchscreen Anytime You Wish on-demand meal service – Boeing 777-300ER Sky Suite:

Alaska’s planned cabin upgrades with power outlets and new enhanced seats:

More on those DL A330 upgrades from Delta’s blog:

Say Hello to the Reinvented A330!

 If you have experienced our recently upgraded 747 BusinessElite cabin, you may be in for some deja-vu. We are proud to show off a few of the enhancements of the first flat-bed A330-300 to enter service, ship 3301.  This development means that we now have flat-beds flying on every wide-body fleet type. Our 777s, 747s, and 767-400ERs have been completed and our 767-300ERs are well underway. Our entire A330 fleet will be completed by summer 2014. While flat-beds often get the spotlight, there are a whole host of improvements and upgrades to look forward to throughout the aircraft:


  • 34 seats in a 1 x 2 x 1configuration
  • Seats are angled toward the windows at outboard locations and toward each other in the center
  • New seats are wider than those they replace
  • 180? fully flat bed (bed length is 78-80”)
  • Direct aisle access with no rear-facing or middle seats
  • Electronic seat controls with adjustable lumbar support
  • 110v AC in-seat power + USB power
  • Adjustable personal LED reading light

Economy Comfort

  • 32 seats at 35” pitch & 6” recline in a 2 x 4 x 2 layout
  • “Slim-line” seat provides more personal space
  • 6-way adjustable headrests
  • 110v AC in-seat power + USB power


  • 227 seats at 31-32” pitch and 4” recline in 2 x 4 x 2 layout
  • “Slim-line” seat provides more personal space
  • 6-way adjustable headrests
  • USB power

Personal On Demand Entertainment

  • 15.4” screens in BusinessElite; 9” screens in Economy Comfort & Economy
  • 350 films
  • 130 hours of TV
  • 95 hours of premium programming from HBO & Showtime
  • 5,000 digital songs
  • 27 games
  • Moving map

Cabin Enhancements

  • New BusinessElite lavatories
  • 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.

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Kyle April 23, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Can’t wait to try out the new BE on Delta’s a330’s! Any idea what routes they’re going to start out on. I know the first flight was on ATL-AMS but haven’t heard of any others.

Mike April 24, 2013 - 9:48 am

I have to fly the A330’s from SEA and cant stand the old product, hopefully the long 10+ hour flights get them first! The 747 version of Business is much nicer than the 767 so I am excited.


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