Delta Air Lines seat reviews

2011-01-16
4 of 5
Seat7
FromTokyo-New Tokyo International Airport(NRT)
ToAtlanta, GA-Hartsfield-jackson Atlanta International(ATL)
Having read the reviews about the new lay flat sleeper seats on the Delta 777LR route from Tokya/Narrita/Japan direct to Atlanta, I was concerned about how I would fit/my comfort. I am over 6'3" and a large person nearing 300lbs. The tickets were already booked, so I decided I would take the chance and get on the flight. I can say that I had no problems "fitting" into the seat and had no problems sitting, resting or sleeping comfortably with just a little try and see how it feels positioning of my body. Could the seats have been better? absolutely they could have been, Delta (like most U.S. Airlines) are far behind in the game of seating when compared to other airlines, especially the Asian airlines, however the seat posed no problems for a me personally, so I can only speculate that anyone shorter or skinnier will just have that much more room in the seat.

As for the seats privacy, my seat was one of the single ones on one of the sides of the plane. For persons traveling alone/single, these seemed to be the best option, however the layout of the seats will not provide a traveling couple much interaction ability.

Misc notes:
I thought that the tv screen was positioned in an odd fashion, it was not able to be angled/positioned to be brought forward towards you while in the laying down or very reclined position and at times made for some odd viewing angles. The screen imo was a bit small and Delta should have sprung for some larger screens.

The footrest could have been wider/larger, which would be nice to have had a larger area for my feet to have rested and could have doubled as a sitting area for a traveling companion (if you had one) to sit and talk with.

Bottom line (imo):
If you are expecting an Asian airline type of seat, then you will certainly be disappointed, Delta seats for the 777-200LR (imo) rate a 2.5 in a scale of 0-5, with 5 being the best.
In comparison, Singapore airlines, all business class A340-500 plane, I would rate as a 4.5, with far superior markings on all of the seat comfort ratings.
The new lay-flat beds are a step in the right direction for Delta and they are certainly an upgrade from the angle reclined seats Delta/NWA had (and still does use on such aircraft as the 747-400), but more research (including some real fliers who would use the seats) should have been done by Delta before acquisition and installation of these seats were done in their planes.
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2010-12-28
3.5 of 5
Seat3A
FromNew York-John F Kennedy Intl(JFK)
ToChicago-Chicago Ohare Intl(ORD)
This is an excellent short-haul piece of equipment. The FC-A seats are really cool and they have a full galley for complete meal service. As I fly these a lot on 1.8 hour flights, IFE and/or WiFi would be an excellent addition.
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2010-12-28
3 of 5
Seat4g
FromLondon-London Heathrow(LHR)
ToAtlanta, GA-Hartsfield-jackson Atlanta International(ATL)
This is seat is unacceptable for a 9.5 hour flight. They tout their intercontinental BE seats as the lay-flat like on the 76-4 but I was on one of these because of the snow in London and cancelled flights. Delta really needs to overhaul its BE IFE/seats. I constantly get screens that will not stay up or in one place and trays that are sprung so that the fold lays in your lap. DON'T get steak if you're coming from GB to the US. Gray, tasteless, yuck.
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2010-12-28
5 of 5
Seat8D
FromNew York-John F Kennedy Intl(JFK)
ToLondon-London Heathrow(LHR)
These are excellent seats for long haul. If you are flying alone, make sure you are in A or D so that you aren't sitting next to anyone (if that's what you like). I prefer the odd aisles as the desk portion is to the aisle and the seat portion is towards the window. The screen is nice and large and I like that it doesn't have to be folded away like in Delta's non-lay flat BE seats. They seriously need to change their programming on a more regular basis. The same shows I see all the time when I fly domestically.
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2010-12-21
3.5 of 5
Seat9A
FromWashington, DC-Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport(DCA)
ToAtlanta, GA-Hartsfield-jackson Atlanta International(ATL)
Delta should put some sort of IFE on these planes.
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2010-12-13
3 of 5
Seat10A
FromMonroe-Municipal(MLU)
ToMemphis-Memphis International(MEM)
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2010-11-22
3 of 5
Seat14B
FromAtlanta, GA-Hartsfield-jackson Atlanta International(ATL)
ToMonroe-Municipal(MLU)
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2010-11-22
3.5 of 5
Seat12B
FromHouston-George Bush Intercontinental(IAH)
ToAtlanta, GA-Hartsfield-jackson Atlanta International(ATL)
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2010-11-22
3.5 of 5
Seat20B
FromAtlanta, GA-Hartsfield-jackson Atlanta International(ATL)
ToHouston-George Bush Intercontinental(IAH)
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2010-10-11
4.5 of 5
Seat38A
FromAtlanta
ToMemphis
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