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Delta hopes to reduce lost luggage with the implementation of an RFID tracking system. Paper radio frequency identification tags on each bag broadcast tiny radio waves that can be detected by hand-held devices.
Delta will be the first U.S. customer for Bombardier's CS100 — the newly designed, single-aisle jets that seat 110 passengers.
First Class seats in the CS100 will be configured 2-by-2, with the remaining classes in 2-by-3, Delta said.
The cabins offer a widebody feel with, seat-back in-flight entertainment, large lavatories and big windows, 50% larger than the Airbus A320.
The middle seats of this Delta CS100 were a generous 19 inches wide.
Delta plans to accept delivery of 50 new Boeing 737-900ERs over the next four years, the airline said.
Delta's new cabins inside its Boeing 737-900ERs will be outfitted with full spectrum LED ambient lighting, seat-back in-flight entertainment systems and large overhead bins rated to 130 pounds.
Delta announced in April it plans to add 37 additional Airbus A321s to its fleet. The planes "will seat 188 as compared to the MD-88 which seats 150," Bastian said. "So we'll provide more opportunity, more seats with a much better customer experience, as well," including high-capacity overhead bins, in-flight entertainment, full spectrum LED ambient lighting and in-flight Wi-Fi.
Delta plans to retire aging MD-88s from its fleet over the next five years, said Bastian. This one was built in 1987.