I it worth the extra $80/ea to have these seats? The extra leg room and recline sounds like it may be worth it but I am hoping some of the worlds saviest travelers may have some first hand experience.
Definitely worth it! I had Economy Comfort seats both to and from Europe last May, and it did make a noticeable difference. And the price is minimal compared to other airlines.
Much better than being wedged in standard economy. Buy it.
Absolutely worth it--and I am short. It is a minor expense for the added comfort
Curt, $80 for Economy Comfort Seats? You're very fortunate! I paid about $200 each way on KLM on my trip last fall. During the flight I took a walk through the plane to see what type of seating the folks in "sardine class" had. After seeing that, I came to the conclusion that the extra cost for Economy Comfort was absolutely worthwhile. One extra bonus for me was that on one of the trips, there was no one in the second seat, so I had lots of room (seating configuration was 2-4-2). BTW, our Politicians are conducting an investigation at the moment on why Canadians seem to pay more for everything (the price of books is especially noticeable). I'm not expecting anything to change in the near future. Cheers!
We really appreciated the extra leg room returning from Europe last August, but we had to pay 50 percent more than you are paying!?!
It is so worth it. Extra leg room, extra recline (barely noticible, but it is there), priority boarding. It is maybe more quiet too.
Curt, As a fellow Kansas Citian I would buy it. I flew Delta last summer from Atlanta to Frankfurt and it was most definitely worth it. You are served right after first class, early boarding, and lots of leg room. I am 6ft tall and I could cross my legs with tons of room. Free newspapers even!
Thanks everyone, I knew I could count on the the folks on this site for good advice.
Just a side bar, on our trip about 3 years ago to Rome on US Air when I checked in online I was offered a chance to upgrade to the "envoy" seats for a $100/ea. We were on a tight budget and I really didn't know what they were. Here we were 24 hours before departure, one more decision to make. Well, I passed then when we boarded I almost started crying seeing what I passed up.
Yes, but check Seat Guru before you book. Some of the economy comfort seats on our flight did not recline much and/or were across from the door to the lavatory.
How about United's version of the comfort seats? Has anyone flown in them?
Jeffrey, I just signed up for United's version of EC, called Economy Plus. (no free booze on the United seats...dang) I could not agree more with Charlene's post. Go to seat Guru.com and check out the EC seats. You will see that they vary from plane to plane, and from area to area. United does not tell you what the price will be, it varies depending on which EC seat you pick, and it varies by flight. So I called them and gave them the flight numbers, and they gave me an approx. idea. After you book, they display the prices as you mouse over each EC seat. I picked Exit row seats (most expensive). On one of my over-the-pond flights an aisle exit row was $114, the seat next to it was much less. The window seat was as expensive as the aisle seat. Other EC seats were much less on that flight. Is it worth it? I'm 6'2" with a bad back. For an 8 to 10 hour flight these make the difference. I love these seats...as long as I pick the biggest one.
I think so. They have 50 percent more recline than regular seats. That's more important to me than the leg room. You also get free mixed drinks on international flights. I try to avoid the EC seats in the last row, since the people behind you don't get any extra leg room (I don't think). So your extra 50% recline is likely to set them to complaining. I am very uncomfortable not reclining, so don't want anything getting in my way.
I believe we paid and extra $100 per seat and it was well worth it, and we are cheap,cheap,cheap. Actually, we opted for the regular assigned seat, and it came back that they seated us in Comfort Plus (or whatever) on the outbound, so we amended our purchase and added the extra for our return flight. We got lucky, something not too common for me and the airlines. I am thinking this was Continental/Lufthansa.