Delta's New Premium Economy Is Called Premium Select
In case you missed it, earlier this month, Delta announced it was launching its premium economy product, Premium, beginning in fall 2017. Here we are just a few weeks later, and it looks like the carrier is switching up its original plans a bit by changing the name of the new product from Premium to Premium Select.
All of the branding on Delta's site for the new product references it as Premium Select, but the name appears to be the only difference in what was originally announced and what's on the product's landing page today. As a reminder, Delta's Premium Select seats will offer 38 inches of pitch, 19 inches of width and 7 inches of recline. In addition, each seat will also have adjustable leg and head rests, a 13.3-inch in-flight entertainment screen and in-seat power ports. Passengers will also get a TUMI amenity kit, Westin Heavenly blanket and Sky Priority service.
Delta Premium Select isn't the only new product in the world of domestic premium economy cabins. Earlier this year, American Airlines launched a premium economy product on its Dreamliner (you can read our full review here). AA's premium economy offers 38 inches of pitch and are 19 inches wide (the same as Delta Premium Select). Also as a point of comparison, United's Economy Plus offers 35 inches of pitch and 17.3 inches of width, which is slightly less than both Premium Select and AA's premium economy. It's not yet clear if United will launch a separate premium economy cabin.