Delta to Sell Economy Comfort Through Travelport Systems

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/04/4536320/delta-to-sell-economy-comfort.html

    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Travelport have reached agreement to sell Economy Comfort, Delta's premium Economy product offering more leg room, through Travelport's global distribution systems.


    The agreement will create Economy Comfort booking access later this year for travel agents who use Galileo, Worldspan or Apollo.

    "Customers today can purchase Economy Comfort directly with Delta at delta.com, through a Reservations agent or at the airport via a kiosk or ticket agent," said Wayne Aaron, vice president -- Marketing Programs and Distribution Strategy at Delta. "Partnering with Travelport broadens the availability of this popular product to Travelport-affiliated travel agents. We are always willing to work with partners such as Travelport that bring value to the distribution chain and can deliver our product on a cost-effective basis."

    Delta's agreement with Travelport is its largest ancillary service partnership to date and enables Travelport to integrate these merchandising capabilities into the standard travel agency desktop. It demonstrates Delta's ongoing commitment to work with distribution partners in broadening access to popular ancillary products such as Economy Comfort.

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    I'm just glad Delta created Economy Comfort!
     
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    Some of us were talking over the weekend about the DL EC section only being three rows in most aircraft, which doesn't seem like nearly enough capacity for those elit es who get domestic EC for free to be able to get these seats with high probability when they book late or do not get FC upgrades.
     
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    That's a valid point especially on the smaller aircraft.
     
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    Heck, EC has been packed on my 777 flights!!
    :)
     
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    Glad to see that it is popular on the big planes too.
     
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    The big planes are the ones that go further and sorely require EC.
     
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