Delta To Start Flying 757’s with Lie-Flat BusinessElite on JFK-LAX by July 1st

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Delta announced this morning that starting they will begin equipping their 757-200ER aircraft with lie-flat seats and will start flying between New York JFK and Los Angeles on July 1, 2014.

Currently Delta flies a mixture of 757’s with recliner seats in BusinessElite and 767’s with lie-flat seats on this route, so it’s nice that they are upping their game and that all planes on this route will have lie-falt seats starting this summer.

Some details of the new 757’200ER’s include 16 full flat-bed seats arranged in a 2-2 configuration in the BusinessElite cabin. Each seat is 20 inches wide – expandable up to 22 inches – with an average bed length of 76 inches. Cabin mood lighting and high definition 16-inch video monitor at each seat will further improve the onboard experience.

Here are some pictures of the new seats

Delta 757 BusinessElite

Delta 757 BusinessElite

Delta 757 BusinessElite

Bottom Line

Adding lie-flat seats on this route in BusinessElite is a great enhancement. This will be the first domestic route with lie-flat seats on the 757 by Delta and as more planes are retro-fitted with these seats they will start to expand to JFK-SFO and JFK-SEA in the coming months.

Currently Medallion upgrades are still available on this route, so there is a still a chance that you might be able to snag an upgrade to one of these.

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  1. will they still be the same hard ones they run now
    ( sea/nrt/bkk) 2 weeks ago) they were not very comfortable.

  2. Is there actually a “757-200ER” designation? I thought there was only a 757-200. Does Delta refer to their ETOPS 757-200s as ERs?

  3. @Mikey- They don’t fly 757’s between SEA/NRT or BKK, so these are different

    @Chris yes Delta calls their ETOP’s 757’s 757-200ER’s

  4. And here I thought Delta’s JFK-SFO/LAX product was on par with United’s, I guess better late than never. And by the way, it’s ETOPS, 757s, and 757-200ERs, you are a bit overzealous in your use of apostrophes.

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