Starting May 1, 2015, for the summer, Delta will be upgauging their service between Atlanta and Honolulu, HI to a 747-700 aircraft, which features 48 seats in DeltaOne and 328 seats in coach. Previously, this route was served by a A330-300 aircraft which had 33 seats upfront and 259 seats in coach.
Keep in mind that even though this international aircraft will be on this route, that those looking for a true DeltaOne experience, will not be getting that, since service upfront is a hybrid of domestic first and DeltaOne. You’ll receive a three course meal, with ice cream sundaes for dessert.
I think one of the worst decisions though for this route, is that there is no complimentary meal option for those in coach. Think about a transatlantic flight, where Delta offers a meal in coach. This flight from Atlanta to Honolulu in coach is longer than some flights to Europe, yet if you want a meal, you’ll have to buy something onboard, and chances are they’ll run out.
It appears that the 747’s will be flying between Atlanta and Honolulu for the summer, so if you want to fly on one, you’ll have to do it this summer. Delta has been removing 747’s from their fleet all together. Delta is removing 6 more 747’s this year, which will leave them with only 6 747’s left which will be phased out by the end of 2017.
What do you think about Delta flying a 747 between Atlanta and Hawaii and that Delta is getting rid of their 747’s all together?