Delta's Economy Comfort Seating Options Are Everywhere, Starting Next Week
It’s been a couple summers since Delta first introduced their plans to help you stretch out on those long-haul international flights. Apparently travelers enjoyed not having their knees bash up against the seat in front of them, so the stretched out seating design was extended to some domestic flights as well. Obviously they’re looking to cash in on our willingness to pay for a little bit more comfort and space, and it also probably doesn’t hurt that the competition over at United Airlines has been doing something pretty darn similar with their Economy Plus options.
Delta’s Economy Comfort upgrade is almost complete, as it sounds like they’re just about finished upgrading and updating a whole mess of their airplanes. The airline is promising that as of June 7 the new seating options will be available for your seating pleasure on all two-class airplanes throughout the globe.
We’ve already kind of discussed if the new options are worth it—depends on the plane—but basically you can score up to four more inches of legroom as well as like a 50% increase in recline-a-bility. Oh, and wine, beer, and the hard stuff is all complimentary on international flights for those who call Economy Comfort home.
As for pricing it’s going to depend on where you’re going and how long it takes to get there. One-way fees vary between $19 and $99, so we’re thinking that Los Angeles to New York probably falls closer to that $100 price tag. Frequent flyers will get free access depending on their status with the airline, but the rest of us are stuck with paying for the ability to stretch out just a little bit more. Extra room could make you summer vacation travel that much more enjoyable, but we say save the extra bucks and blow it on souvenirs upon arrival.