Delta’s 777-200 Overhaul is Nice! (PHOTOS)
Delta Air Lines just rolled out its first overhauled Boeing 777-200, which is going onto the Detroit-Beijing route every other day this month. The daily flight will alternate with a new Delta A350, which already includes many of the features you’ll now find on the refurbished 777-200ER.
By 2019, it will extend to many more Delta routes as the carrier brings the same changes to its seven other 777-200ERs and its 10 777-200LRs.
Why you’ll likely love the Delta 777-200 ER or LR? Some highlights:
>An economy class with 220 seats in a nine-across (3x3x3) layout instead of the tighter 10-across design that many other carriers (including United) are adopting for their 777 fleets. Delta said that at 18.5 inches wide, the main cabin seats have the greatest width of any aircraft in its international fleet. (See slideshow at the top to compare Delta’s 9-abreast to United’s 10-abreast.
>The airline’s new international 48-seat “real” premium economy section, called Premium Select, with extra legroom and seat width, adjustable head and footrests, and enhanced in-flight service.
Photo: Chris McGinnis