This is how Delta plans to Compete ! Comfort and Toys!

Delta announced today that it has begun upgrading its Boeing 747-400 jets to include full flat-bed seats in its Business Elite cabin.

In coach, Delta Airlines Stated the upgrade will include the installation of its "slim line" seats, which come with individual in-seat entertainment.

Delta already has taken delivery of its first upgraded 747, which flew its first flight from Tokyo Narita to Detroit on Jan. 26. The airline says it expects all of its 16 of it 747s to be upgraded by October.

Delta says "as modifications are completed throughout 2012, customers will increasingly see the upgraded aircraft on various routes across the Pacific and Atlantic."

Each 747 will have 48 Business Elite full flat-bed seats on the upper and lower deck of the aircraft featuring direct aisle access for every seat, a 110-volt universal power outlet, USB port and a personal LED reading lamp. In addition, each seat comes with a 15.4 inch widescreen video monitor with instant access to more than 1,000 entertainment options – more than any other U.S. carrier – including more than 300 films, 88 hours of television programming, nearly 100 hours of premium programming from HBO and Showtime, 27 video games and more than 5,000 digital music tracks.

The new 747 Business Elite seat … are approximately 80 inches in length and 20.5 inches wide, and will be arranged in an angled herringbone layout, similar to the flat-bed product currently offered on Delta's 777 fleet. Window seats will face outward, while center seats are angled toward each other. The new seats are 20% wider than those they replace and include a large dining table and side console. There are no middle or rear-facing seats."

"Our best customers want a full flat-bed seat with direct aisle access," Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president – Marketing, Network and Revenue Management, says in its news release. "The days of having to step over a sleeping customer in the seat next to you are over. These upgrades will make the 747 the premier aircraft in our international fleet and customers will immediately notice the improved experience."

Delta also detailed the changes coming to the Economy Comfort and Economy sections of its 747s. Here are the d details Delta gave in its release:

Economy Comfort
Like all of Delta's international fleet, the 747s also will feature the Economy Comfort product in its Economy cabin which includes up to four additional inches of legroom for 35 full inches of seat pitch and 50 percent more recline. Delta's 747 aircraft each have 42 Economy Comfort seats.

The product, which is similar to upgraded Economy services currently available on flights operated by Delta's joint venture partners Air France-KLM and Alitalia, is located in the first few rows of the Economy cabin on more than 160 Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft.

In addition to more leg room and recline, customers seated in Economy Comfort will enjoy priority boarding and complimentary spirits throughout the flight. These benefits are in addition to Delta's standard international Economy class amenities, including complimentary meals, beer, wine, entertainment, blankets and pillows.

Changes to the Economy cabin will be immediately evident as Delta transitions to a "slim line" seat, providing customers with up to two inches of additional knee clearance. All seats feature a headrest with adjustable wings, height and tilt, USB power and an industry-leading nine-inch touch screen featuring personal on-demand entertainment including the same extensive library of entertainment choices as those offered in Business Elite.