Just months after reconfiguring their long-haul fleet with Economy Comfort – additional legroom in the coach cabin – Delta Airlines announced today that they are expanding the deployment fleet-wide to all mainline aircraft as well as all two-cabin regional aircraft. This move brings the carrier into direct competition with United Airlines and their EconomyPlus product offering.
The product will be installed in the first three-to-five rows of the Economy cabin by removing a negligible number of seats from the current cabin configuration on all of Delta’s domestic Boeing 767, 757, 737, MD88, MD90, DC9, Airbus A320 and A319 aircraft, and all two-class regional jets including the CRJ900, CRJ700, E170 and E175 aircraft types by summer 2012. The breadth of this installation means flights to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and northern South America will also offer the Economy Comfort product. The first of these converted aircraft will be a Boeing 757 which will enter service in November.
The Economy Comfort will be priced between $19-99 per segment on the domestic flights and will include priority boarding. The domestic Economy Comfort product will be free for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion elites as well as full-fare customers. Silver Medallion elites will have the option of purchasing the seats for 50% off at time of booking or for free during the check-in process.
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