Delta has a long history of calling things one thing when they are another in reality. Take for example “comfort plus” seats. They are the EXACT same size seat as the rest of the coach seats. Another is domestic business class seating that Delta calls “First Class”. Or, with boarding, Delta calls Zone 1 “one” when it really is group 4 boarding. I could go on and on with these types of examples but you get the point.
And now we have the shocking news that a slightly larger version of the Delta Premium Select seat (i.e. Premium Economy) is being labeled the new 1st class seat on the brand new flagship domestic jet, the Airbus A220. Keep in mind that just recently Delta’s CEO called the Premium Economy cabins on the A350 a business class cabin (no really – he did)!
Don’t get me wrong – this is still going to be a simply amazing jet and travel experience but I think it is worth comparing the larger “first class” seat on the 737-900ER to this reworked premium seat in size, comfort and space. Oh, and the fact that the A220 will, over the long term, be replacing MD88s and MD90s on many routes and those have 4 rows of first class seats vs. the A220 that only has 3 – thus upgrades on this bird will be harder than the jets they are replacing on some routes (it’s not like medallion upgrades are getting better year by year as it is).
What do you think? Are you impressed with this “new”
business class premium economy first class seat Delta has decided to put in the A220? – René