Delta Adds More Comfort to Transcontinental Economy Comfort

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Delta announced today that their Economy Comfort product on all premium transcontinental routes (JFK to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle) will enjoy new benefits that will hopefully take the sting out of turning right upon boarding the plane. In addition to the existing perks of 50% more recline and leg room, priority boarding and free beer, wine and spirits, as of today June 4 Economy Comfort passengers will also receive the following:

  • Complimentary pillows, blankets and food options
  • Sleep kit, including eye shades and ear plugs
  • Complimentary Luvo snack wraps and a full-size bottle of water for all flights and Luvo frozen yogurt bars as a mid-flight snack on most flights except those flights leaving the West Coast after 9 p.m.
One of their new mid-flight frozen yogurt bar snacks.. looks good!
One of their new mid-flight frozen yogurt bar snacks.. looks good!

It’s nice to know that Delta is not just improving BusinessElite (which should be all lie-flat beds on all transcontinental routes by summer 2015), but also the economy experience as well. This is  great news for Medallions who recently got complimentary transcontinental upgrades taken away as a Medallion benefit. However, Gold Medallions and higher get free Economy Comfort on these transcontinetnal flights (as those who purchase Y,B and M fare classes. Silver Medallions get 50% off or free if still available at check-in).

Luvo grilled chicken wrap
Luvo grilled chicken wrap

Partner airline elites can also snag these seats for free or at discounted prices. Flying Blue Platinum and Gold, SkyTeam Elite Plus and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold all get transcontinental Economy Comfort for free. Flying Blue Silver, SkyTeam Elite and Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum get 50% off.

Medallion Benefits at a glance
Medallion Benefits at a glance

Partner airline elites can also snag these seats for free or at discounted prices. Flying Blue Platinum and Gold, SkyTeam Elite Plus and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold all get transcontinental Economy Comfort for free. Flying Blue Silver, SkyTeam Elite and Virgin Australia Velocity Platinum get 50% off.

It’s been a couple years since I’ve flown Economy Comfort and I remember feeling “Eh, it’s better than regular economy, but the difference isn’t that substantial”. What are your thoughts on Economy Comfort?

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