Per this Flyertalk post, Chris Babb, Manager Customer Experience – Aircraft posted that Delta is planning to reduce their 757-200 aircrafts serving the domestic and Hawaii regions from 24-26 seats to only 20 seats.
Dropping 6 seats on the popular 75X, down from 26 to only 20 seats is a major change, and another devaluation for Medallion members.
If you’ve experience flights on their 757’s with long upgrade lists, just imagine how much harder it will now be to get an upgrade with this reduced amount of first class seats.
However a positive update is that they will be adding 4 seats back to the A320’s which will bring the first class offerings up from 12 seats to 16 saets.
Once all modifications are made, these are the number of First Class seats each plane type will have:
A320 16 (up from 12 seats)
757-200 Transcon 16
757-200 Interport/Pacific 18
757-200 Domestic/Hawaii 20 (down from 24-26 seats)
Delta’s has many 757’s in their fleet so I’m disappointed that they are dropping these first class from 26 down to 20. However, as a pro they are adding 4 seats back to the A320’s to bring it up to 16 seats.
What are your thoughts on the latest Delta devaluation?