We learned back on 8DEC14 that Delta will be creating new sections on their jets. The seats are the same, but the names are new and perks will be adjusted.
One of the biggest changes comes to what was called EC or Economy Comfort that will be in effect as of THIS SUNDAY the 1st of March. The perks you can (maybe) look forward to are:
- Dedicated overhead bin space. The problem is the FAs are not going to police this for you. This space is to be reserved for ONLY those in the space, but expect others to fill these bins up.
- Free beer, wine and spirits. Do expect FAs not to know you should get them free (almost zero training from Delta). Don’t expect better service than normal coach so if you want more than one drink (that is, if you even get the first one free) I would ask for both at the first visit from the service cart.
- On 900+ mile routes a snack basket. I will be flying next week just such a route and look forward to seeing if this even happens and if so just how much is offered and how many times. I will be sure to shoot photos (if the baskets are even there)! Please share your experience as well. It should be like the “old” 1st class baskets.
- Free Delta Studio premium. Again, I will be testing this unless all my legs get upgraded to 1st class. If it does not work for you, since this is a GoGo run product, reach out for a free code to watch whatever you want!
Delta says this is for:
“Delta Comfort+ offers an upgraded experience on all two cabin aircraft around the world”
So, as I read this, we are talking everything from CRJ700s up to 747s are going to enjoy these upgraded experiences. By the way, due to FCM you can think of this as the “all new” first class cabin for medallions who now regularly miss their upgrades from this point forward! 😉
Think about this, if Delta has not prepared mainline FAs for what is about to start this Sunday 1MARCH, just how well are regional partners going to do? It is going to be an interesting start to the month with not just this new marketing effort but also whatever else Delta
dumps springs crushes enhances us with for the new 2016 Medallion year – I can’t wait! – René
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