Delta recently announced they are adding Premium Economy seats (called Premium Select now) to many international flights starting next year. Their partner, Virgin Atlantic already has them on many routes and they are a very nice seat and class of service unlike Delta Comfort+ that is the same seat as the rest of coach with a tiny bit more leg room.
According to the Delta news page on Delta.com you can start booking them as of yesterday and for flights departing after the 1st of December.
Looking at availability from Atlanta to London we see the price for this will be 55,000 SkyMiles each way.
This also tells us what the LEVEL 1 Delta award pricing will be for the new product from Delta when it rolls out later this year. Clearly, with partners, only LEVEL 1 space can be booked but with the Delta product (when it is in service) expect Level 1-5 pricing.
I am not thrilled with this price considering it is nearly TWICE the price of coach. To me it is too high and for the difference, since I always book Level 1 or sale awards, I would much rather spend 15k more to fly a Delta One or Virgin Upper Class seat. I would have liked to have seen this at 45 or 50k per seat.
You tell me. Is 110,000 SkyMiles a good value for this seat round trip on Virgin? – René
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