Sweet Delights for Delta Economy Fliers

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  1. Newscience

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    Sweet Delights for Delta Economy Fliers

    Delta Airlines offers Economy Comfort seating and perks in its transcontinental flights. Economy Comfort fliers on Delta’s transcontinental routes receive early boarding privileges, seats with extra legroom, and complementary alcoholic beverages.

    Additional perks now include:
    - complementary pillow and blanket
    - sleeping kits, which includes eye shades and ear plugs
    - Luvo snack wraps and a complementary bottle of water
    - Luvo frozen yogurt bars as a mid-flight snack

    Read the article here:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/sweet-delights-delta-economy-fliers-180009625.html
     
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    Yeah but what about non-transcontinental that connects? We are still SOL. Everything from TUS has to connect somewhere. Have flown TUS-ATL and got squat.
     
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    Wow, a light meal for $99. THANK YOU Delta!
     
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    What the OP didn't say is which flights we're involved..... meanwhile, Delta has made another "improvement" and taken away snack boxes on flights under 900 --- while not greatest thing in the world, there have been trips where I've had a tight connection or one made tighter than it should have been that I've been happy to be able to buy one.

    DTWBOB
     
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    Unknown, especially if not mentioned in the article.

    If you consider the overall trend of all US-based airline service, snacks and food provided over the last 30 years or so, it's been on a steady downward trend. Many of us can recall full-service meals on flights within the US in coach class. And I t amazes me that Southwest Airlines makes a big deal about serving free peanuts, pretzels, and soft drinks to all it's passengers! But, that is the (airline) world that we all live in today!
     
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    Except it sez....

    "In an effort to enrich customer experience, Delta Airlines Inc. (DAL) has upgraded its Economy Comfort seating in all transcontinental flights operating from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle."

    DTWBOB
     
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    The effort here is to make Milepointers aware of the article. Those so interested can read it through the link provided. I am leery of simply "cut and paste" any piece, that may violate copyright laws. FWIW, I suspect that Delta has upgraded or will soon upgrade Economy Comfort seating on other transcontinental flights also (one can only wonder if it has been removed for the return flights?).
     
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    And if Delta follows its pattern, once they sufficiently improve economy comfort they will "enhance" the system -- i.e. make sure elite members no longer receive it for free.
     
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    You nailed it.
     
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    What about flights from ATL to HNL in Economy Comfort? No food? Pay as you go for 9+hr flight?
     
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    Sad to say, it sounds like you've described DL's "economy comfort" very well! :(
     
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    Pretty much.

    That's a primarily leisure route and has no or next to no competition.

    NYC-West Coast and v.v. is a) highly competitive and b) has lots of $$ available. It's going to be a route all of the carriers are going to serve with special products.

    I don't live in either place so it doesn't do anything for me, but I get it. And I don't expect anyone to do the same for smaller and less competitive markets.

    Sent from a place using a fruit thing.
     
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    I wonder if this new JFK-HNL seasonal route that DL is starting will have meals too. 11 hours and 58 minutes heading west... (I looked online and DL.com has "none" listed for both F and Y at this point.)
     
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    It should have the same catering offered on ATL-HNL.
     
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    I wonder of this will be limited to flights also labeled as BusinessElite Transcon flights, or if it will apply to all transcon. I've had a few of these in the past 6 weeks. BE meals up front far outperform first.

    From what this describes, it may actually be better meal service than first class depending on the "sky chef's" meal de jour.
     
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    Considering it's 11 hours and 58 minutes gate-to-gate JFK-HNL, I hope there are meals served in Y...
     
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    They will be served but for sale similar to ATL-HNL.
     
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