Just wondering if anyone has purchased the economy comfort seats on Delta Airlines. Was it worth the extra $$? I'm 6'2" and a little extra legroom and reclining would be nice for an international flight.
I've book economy comfort for an upcoming flight to Paris and the return trip on Delta. In the past, we've used economy comfort on United and the few inches of extra leg room made a difference on a long flight. Delta's economy comfort is less expensive than what we paid on United, but it appears that we get more (in addition to 4 extra inches, 50% more recline and complimentary liquor.... Flyer talk forums have a thread where people post about their various experiences with economy comfort on Delta (some include pictures)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-skymiles/1275228-faq-economy-comfort-seating.html Also, if you check out seatgurudotcom, they have more information as well
It is worth it. It is surprising how much difference 5" inches makes. I am 6-2 also. Still not great but better.
Get the scoop on the seats before buying on seatguru.com.
Sometimes there are other inconveniences on those types of seats- maybe armrests that don't move, etc.
On our trip back from Spain last June I flew EC on Delta. I am 6'3". It was worth the money, but...only because I could get an aisle seat. I really don't like being pinned in, so this flight was really wonderful Go to Seat Guru and check out the plane that you will be flying in. On Delta's "over the pond" flights from PDX and Seattle their standard "steerage" seats generally have more room (distance from the next seat; called "seat pitch") than many other airlines. I was happy with a standard aisle seat on the way over. But that aisle seat in EC, on the way back, with the free booze....well...it was just great!
Yeah, I always get an aisle seat (even if the flight attendants seem to make a point of banging your elbow or shoulder every time they walk by :P ). I think we have a consensus here on the Economy comfort :)
Thank you everyone for your kind responses. I've just purchased EC for the long flight over. Waiting for the return flight availability before purchasing that leg of the trip.
Definitely worth it. Besides the extra legroom, you get to board early. But Alison is right ... check out the location of your seats on seatguru.com before purchasing. Some of the economy comfort seats on our flight didn't recline very far, or were located directly across from the restroom.
I definitely recommend it also. I always buy these seats on Delta if they are available. Other airlines (such as American) offer "preferred seats" and such but you do not get extra legroom or free booze. To me it is worth the extra $80 or whatever it costs. Much more comfortable and the earlier boarding is nice.
We upgraded to EC on our delta flight to Belgium on our last trip in NOvember and will always do that for future trips, if it is offered for that particular airline. What a difference it makes. It is separate from the regular economy class and I found it to be peaceful and quiet. We got to board before economy, too. We opted for it on our way back too. I actually maybe even slept a little bit on our way over.
The flight I'm taking to Paris in Sept on Delta has the "exit row" seats designated as Ecomomy Comfort. Extra $80 or so. No "free comfort" in the exit row like on other planes for this flight! Boo Delta!! I still purchased it though :D
An additional comment - if you are in regular economy it would be a good idea to avoid the first row behind Economy Comfort. Those seats recline 50% further. And seatguru shows which ones they are...
We've bought EC for two trips and probably will again. One caveat: Your seats are right behind the restrooms for first and business class, but they make a point of telling you that you are not allowed to use those restrooms. They even hang up a curtain that tells you to keep out. You have to hike all the way down the aisle to the back. This may be an advantage sometimes, but if you drink a lot of water, like you're supposed to, and if you're not so young any more, you'll notice.