Delta Adds “Economy Comfort” Class Seating


Delta has announced a new Economy Comfort Class of seating for international routs.  The seats have  “up to” four inches extra leg room, and let you recline 50% further.   I’ll be curious to see how this works out.

Economy Comfort Seating

4″ is only about the width of your hand, but at least this means someone 6′ tall won’t be hitting their knees on the seat in front of them. The extra recline sounds nice, and will probably be very helpful when trying to sleep on international flights. The seat also comes with free spirits, in addition to the beer/wine that are already complimentary on international flights. This, too, will help with sleeping.  :)

They’re going to let you board early, which doesn’t seem beneficial on a long flight. For domestic flights, overhead space is at a premium, and you need to grab it early. But I’ve never had problems with overheads on international flights. There’s already more space up there,  and people tend to check their bags for such a long trip.

I’m planning a trip to Asia soon, and hope to be able to find upgraded seats on my trans-Pacific flights…but if not, these Economy Comfort seats should a step-up from cattle class.

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