Thursday, April 02, 2009

New Plane

There was an airplane problem in Seoul apparently, and they had swapped planes for my flight to Atlanta. Turns out this plane is the first in a new fleet of long range Boeing 777-200LR aircraft to be used by Delta. From talking to the crew, it will be used at first on flights that are even longer the Seoul-Atlanta, say flights to Sydney or Dubai. The cool feature of this plane is new lay-flat seats/beds in the business class cabin.

They were very nice as a bed. I slept for more than 8 hours with no problems. As a seat, I think they need to go back to the drawing board however. I felt like I was sitting too high and too far forward. There were lots of neat shelves, controls, etc., but I felt like I had to reach back to get to them. Anyway, I enjoyed it while I could - this plane won't be regularly flying the Seoul routes anytime soon.

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