Last summer we introduced Economy Comfort on our international flights and it’s proven to be a huge hit with all of you! Since then we’ve received a ton of feedback and many of you have asked us ‘when will you make this available on the rest of your flights?’ Well today we’re happy to share that beginning in late spring for travel next summer, you can select Economy Comfort on more than 800 additional planes!
The product will be offered on domestic and short-haul international flights onboard all of our domestic 767, 757, 737, MD88, MD90, A320, A319, DC9 and all two-class regional jets including the CRJ900, CRJ700, E170 and E175 aircraft. Here’s what the seats will offer:
- 34+ inches of pitch. This means even more legroom!
- Priority Boarding. Now you can have just a little extra time to stow your carry-on and relax as you travel to your destination.
So how does it work? Once you have your Economy ticket purchased, you can choose an Economy Comfort seat via delta.com, our self-service kiosks or Delta reservations for an additional fee of $19-$99 one-way including Alaska, Hawaii, and short-haul international flights. Or, if you purchased a full-fare Economy class ticket, you’ll get complimentary access to the new seats.
Just like our long-haul international Economy Comfort option, if you’re a SkyMiles Medallion member you’ll receive added benefits. Here’s the breakdown:
- Diamond/Platinum/Gold: Complimentary access at time of booking
- Silver Medallion: 50% discount at the time of purchase or free access at check-in
We hope you like the expanded Economy Comfort product and we’d love to hear your thoughts. What flight are you booking next summer that might include an itinerary with an EC seat?
Sr. Product Manager
Customer Experience Planning & Development