Your Knees Will Be Happy: Delta Adding “Economy Comfort” Section to Long-Haul Flights

Delta is rolling out a premium economy product called “Economy Comfort” on all long-haul international flights beginning this summer.  The section will be similar to the Economy Comfort product KLM offers, with a few more inches of legroom and additional recline.  It’s not a full premium economy product like you’d find on Virgin Atlantic; rather, it’s simply about additional legroom and recline.  The first few rows of Coach will be dedicated to Economy Comfort.

Platinum and Diamond Skymiles members get access for free, Gold and Silver get a 50 and 25 percent reduction, respectively (Post originally said Gold and Platinum.  I meant Gold and Silver.  Thanks to the commenter for the fix).  The rest of you/us will pay $80-$160 per leg, which is an amazing bargain, so please don’t complain about it.  Again – this is not about service, this is about space.  I’ve flown KLM’s product, and those few extra inches go a loooooong way on an overnight flight.

I assume this will make Unitenental’s decision about expanding Economy Plus into Continental’s fleet a little easier (or at least, I would expect that they would roll out that product on all of their international fleet to compete with Delta).

United flyers can attest to how fantastic the slightly upgraded coach product is, especially when it’s as reasonably priced as this.


  1. I think you mean Gold and Silver.

  2. Sitting in Economy Comfort also gets you free booze. (beer/wine are free anyway, but if you need a couple of whiskeys to help you sleep, they’re free of charge in economy comfort).