FYI, Economy Comfort now available for booking

Discussion in 'Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles' started by Bob Smolinsky, May 4, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. Bob Smolinsky
    Original Member

    Bob Smolinsky Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,346
    Likes Received:
    14,569
    Status Points:
    10,575
    Title says it all.
     
  2. mtkeller
    Original Member

    mtkeller Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Status Points:
    910
    I'm sure we've got a fair number of PM/DM passengers who won't need to pay for EC, but should we try to collect some price points for reference? I don't think DL has actually put out a list saying "On XXX-YYY, an EC seat for a non-status passenger is $z."

    I can start:

    DTW-LHR is coming up at $60 for an FO, so that should mean full price is $80.
     
    sobore likes this.
  3. samonyc
    Original Member

    samonyc Silver Member

    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    152
    Status Points:
    375
    The official pricing is $80 to $160 one way. It's available on my September JFK-TXL and November JFK-LHR flights for $40 for me, a GM, but it's not bookable until 90 days before departure. I got to ride in EC a couple of weeks ago on that JFK-TXL flight, at no extra charge, though they were not serving the complimentary booze, and I'd say the premium is worth it. The extra legroom made me feel so much less crowded, and the extra recline is appreciable but not enough to help me sleep.
     
    danimal, DeltaExpert and sobore like this.
  4. mtkeller
    Original Member

    mtkeller Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Status Points:
    910
    So it sounds like US-EU is probably $80 one way at full price, unless there's a higher charge for SLC or points east of TXL. Presumably the TPAC routes are going to come in more on the $160 end of things. Wonder if there will be an east coast/west coast differential for TPAC.
     
  5. ShopAround
    Original Member

    ShopAround Silver Member

    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    503
    Status Points:
    570
    I just upgraded to EC for my JFK-DUB trip in June. As a GM, I paid an additional $40 each way.
     
    sobore likes this.
  6. jmrich1432
    Original Member

    jmrich1432 Silver Member

    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    846
    Status Points:
    770
    Forgive my ignorance, did you originally book these flights in EC or was there an option to upgrade on the DL website after purchasing?

    I just tried searching for W fares and nothing came up....
     
  7. samonyc
    Original Member

    samonyc Silver Member

    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    152
    Status Points:
    375
    You can select them after purchase within 90 days of the flight, from what I observed for my own two flights that offer it.
     
    jmrich1432 and sobore like this.
  8. brfort
    Original Member

    brfort Silver Member

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    91
    Status Points:
    300
    its interesting I just checked my reservation for a flight from BWI-ATL-BDA and as mentioned above the green box saying that economy plus might be available. But I wonder how that is, the flight from BWI-ATL is on a domestic 757 and the ATL-BDA is on a 738, a non-upgraded one normally. So I wonder if the new badge that appears is just linked to Int'l flights?
     
    DeltaExpert likes this.
  9. mtkeller
    Original Member

    mtkeller Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Status Points:
    910
    Yes, it appears their code is not smart enough to only put the badge there on flights where it's actually available. Shouldn't be that hard to exclude NA/SA/Caribbean, but it's DL IT...
     
  10. DeltaExpert
    Original Member

    DeltaExpert Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,086
    Likes Received:
    7,598
    Status Points:
    6,570
    Another IT error....
     
  11. brfort
    Original Member

    brfort Silver Member

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    91
    Status Points:
    300
    I wonder if it is an a/c thing as well. Maybe right now all 757's are coded to have the badge pop-up?
     
  12. n301dp
    Original Member

    n301dp Silver Member

    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    405
    Status Points:
    520
    $120 each way for an FO on DTW-ICN and visa versa. Now I need to decide which is better...row 44 or EC?
     
  13. MSPeconomist
    Original Member

    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Messages:
    58,563
    Likes Received:
    98,528
    Status Points:
    20,020
    I'm not sure I'd pay $120 each way if a prime exit row seat is available for free. This seems like a lot for booze and a few inches of recline. It would be different if these seats were wider too or configured differently.
     
    sobore, n301dp and brfort like this.
  14. brfort
    Original Member

    brfort Silver Member

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    91
    Status Points:
    300
    I was skeptical of the price as well, but then I thought about how different the experience on BA is between World Traveller and Plus. For red-eyes it makes a huge difference.
     
  15. mtkeller
    Original Member

    mtkeller Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Status Points:
    910
    Isn't WT+ a completely different seat on BA? These are the same seats as Y, just with a couple more inches of leg room and a teensy bit more recline.
     
  16. jmrich1432
    Original Member

    jmrich1432 Silver Member

    Messages:
    570
    Likes Received:
    846
    Status Points:
    770
    Thanks!
     
  17. brfort
    Original Member

    brfort Silver Member

    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    91
    Status Points:
    300
    they are, my apologies for the mix-up the few times I have flown that class, I dont remember them being that different. I am anxious to see the product from DL.
     
  18. Willie1

    Willie1 Active Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status Points:
    75
    I just paid for EC seats on a coach award flight for June 23 BOS-LHR. Premium for GM was $40. Sounds like a deal to me!

    Row 15 was either blocked out or taken when I changed seat assignments when I was logged in, but was showing available on the reservations website when I wasn't logged in. Wonder what's up with that? And does anyone know if the first row of EC--or all of the EC seats--have the tray tables in the armrests? (SeatGuru isn't updated ) That might be a disadvantage.
     
  19. ShopAround
    Original Member

    ShopAround Silver Member

    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    503
    Status Points:
    570
    I flew BA in February - WT on the outbound, WT+ on the return - and I thought there was a big difference in the seats. I don't expect as big a difference on DL because the seats will be the same, just the pitch and recline will be different.
     
  20. Bikeguy
    Original Member

    Bikeguy Silver Member

    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    80
    Status Points:
    260
  21. Bikeguy
    Original Member

    Bikeguy Silver Member

    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    80
    Status Points:
    260
    My tall friend sat in an E Comfort seat on his way to FRA two weeks ago.

    The seat was complimentary.

    He really enjoyed the extra room.
     
  22. Jimgotkp
    Original Member

    Jimgotkp Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,834
    Likes Received:
    80,011
    Status Points:
    16,495
    I thought this thread was related to United until I kept seeing "GM" in everyone's post... The title really is misleading...
     
  23. Bob Smolinsky
    Original Member

    Bob Smolinsky Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,346
    Likes Received:
    14,569
    Status Points:
    10,575
    Apoligises for the title.....I've asked the powers that be to change it....
     
    Horse likes this.
  24. Delta Points
    Original Member

    Delta Points Silver Member

    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    357
    Status Points:
    500
    If you are DM/PM/GM you can call the medallion line and they can put you in the seats up to 331 days in advance btw!
     
    samonyc and DeltaExpert like this.
  25. Just booked ICN-DTW and selected EC. It seems like former first row in Y on 777LR is gone (as far as I remember it was 30) and first Y row is 31 (31-34 are EC).
    The basic price for non-medallions is $160 TPAC o/w, which is a little bit too much IMO.
    Nice to have it for free for the test drive:).
     

Share This Page