Wow, very very impressed!  I really like the look of the upgraded cabin including the new leather seats, “wood accents”, darker carpeting, Sky Diamond bulkhead, and mood lighting. I’ll no longer have to avoid flying Business Elite on the 757-200s once the upgrades are complete…Screen Shot 2013-08-06 at 1.47.35 PM Screen Shot 2013-08-06 at 1.47.46 PM Screen Shot 2013-08-06 at 1.47.30 PM

Check out the reaction from Delta Points. Also, directly from Delta’s PR release…

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 Comfortseating, 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.


• 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


• 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! 

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Wandering Aramean August 7, 2013 - 8:21 pm

You do realize these are the exact same seats as AA and UA, and that DL is going to not start installing them until after UA is done, right??


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