Delta Economy Comfort On Sale To Asia And Europe Through April 18


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Delta is offering a sale of up to 50% on upgrades to Economy Comfort between April 4, 2013 and April 18, 2013. The discount is valid on select nonstop Delta-operated Transatlantic and Transpacific flights in the future.

For those of you that don’t know about Economy Comfort on Delta it means a few things. More space and free drinks. Complimentary spirits are served in Economy Comfort on transcontinental (JFK-LAX/SF) and all international flights. We enjoyed Economy Comfort on an adult getaway to Aruba and back from Aruba last year and then again with Baby Weekly Flyer to St Thomas for New Years. The extra space is definitely worth it on long trips.

Gold & Silver Discounted Economy Comfort

Normally, Delta Diamond and Platinum Medallions members as well as non-elite customers with a Y, B or M fare class ticket can select economy comfort for free. Gold and Silver Medallion members only get a discount. So this promotion is really targeted to people without Delta status but like to enjoy a little more comfort on their flight.

The normal discounted prices for Gold and Silver elite members are discounted as follows:

Gold Medallions

  • Receive Economy Comfort at no charge on Domestic travel
  • Receive Economy Comfort at no charge on domestic travel and 50% off on international travel
  • Discounts are applied to the published one-way fee

Silver Medallions and their travel companions

  • Receive a 50% discount for domestic travel
  • Receive a 25% discount for international travel
  • Discounts are applied to the published one-way fee

The Economy Comfort sale offer did specify it applied to only select routes to Asia and Europe but DID NOT specify which routes the discount applied. It may not be published due to competitive reasons but I’ve requested the detail from Delta and will update this post when I can track it down.

How To Purchase Discounted Economy Comfort

  • Upgrade to Economy Comfort between April 4, 2013 and April 18, 2013 for future travel on select European and Asian routes

Sale Details

  • Offer: Quoted Economy Comfort prices are valid for purchase April 4, 2013, through April 18, 2013, on select nonstop Delta-operated Transatlantic and Transpacific flights for future travel
  • The Economy Comfort seat must be purchased by April 18, 2013
  • Fares shown are each way
  • Economy Comfort seating will be offered on Delta’s two-cabin aircraft
  • Economy Comfort seating is limited and may not be available on all flights
  • Complimentary spirits are offered as a benefit on all international and transcontinental (JFK-LAX/SFO) flights
  • Increased recline is offered as a benefit on select international flights and all transcontinental (JFK-LAX/SFO) flights
  • Economy Comfort fees are charged per customer per segment
  • Economy Comfort Medallion® travel companion benefit is applicable for up to eight companions traveling on the same reservation as the Medallion member
  • Gold Medallions receive Economy Comfort at no charge on domestic travel and 50% off on international travel; Silver Medallions and their travel companions will receive a 50% discount for domestic travel and 25% discount for international travel
  • Discounts are applied to the published one-way fee
  • For companions of Gold and Silver Medallion members, fees apply per seat
  • Economy Comfort discounts are determined based on the customer’s status at the time of purchase
  • We reserve the right to assign or reassign an Economy Comfort seat at any time, even after boarding of the aircraft, for operational, safety or security reasons
  • The final decision resides with the ground staff and the operating crew on the day of the flight
  • In the event you have paid for and are not accommodated into an Economy Comfort seat, you are entitled to a refund in the amount paid for the seat
  • If a customer is moved to another Economy Comfort seat, or to a comparable or better seat, a refund will not be issued to that passenger
  • Effective for Economy Comfort seat purchases on and after April 18, 2013, if a customer voluntarily changes their seat type once purchased, a refund for the original seat purchase will not be provided

Bottom Line

Economy Comfort can be a real benefit on long haul international flights and transcontinental domestic flights. We really enjoyed Economy Comfort on our adult getaway to Aruba and back from Aruba last year. This discount makes it just a little more affordable on “select” routes for a limited basis.

If you are a Gold or Silver Medallion member and value complimentary upgrades to First Class or Economy Comfort, you can consider earning extra Medallion Qualifying Miles to gain Delta Platinum status for higher priority upgrades and complimentary upgrades to economy comfort. One way to get 10,000 bonus MQMs is to consider signing up for the Delta Reserve card or the Delta Platinum SkyMiles card. You’ll have the opportunity to get status faster with free MQMs that come with the Platinum (5,000 MQMs) and Delta Reserve (10,000 MQMs) cards.

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  1. Think I know the answer, but confirming no free drinks on flights to Mexico in Delta EC?

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