Delta Enhances Transcontinental Service in Economy Comfort

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Last week I announced how Delta was going to be adding frozen yogurt bars to Economy Comfort passengers on transcon flights from JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA.

It turns out that in addition, they will be placing a small pillow and blanket, eyeshades and ear plugs in the seat for these passengers.

Delta Enhances Transcontinental Service in Economy Comfort

Delta Enhances Transcontinental Service in Economy Comfort

Per the press release, customers on Delta’s transcontinental routes will continue to receive priority boarding, seats with more legroom, plus free beer, wine and spirits when they purchase Economy Comfort starting at $99 per flight segment.

Economy Comfort customers will receive a complimentary pre-set pillow and blanket on their seat while they board the aircraft. After boarding, Economy Comfort customers will be offered a Delta sleep kit, including eye shades and ear plugs, as added amenities.

During flight, Economy Comfort customers will enjoy complimentary Luvo snack wraps and a full-size bottle of water for all flights and Luvo frozen yogurt bars as a mid-flight snack on most flights except those flights leaving the West Coast after 9 p.m.

As previously announced, by mid-June, Delta will also operate three newly refurbished Boeing 757 aircraft with full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin. The addition of these aircraft to Delta’s existing 767 aircraft will offer customers full access to flat-bed seats in BusinessElite on all flights between New York-JFK and Los Angeles International Airport.

As additional Boeing 757 aircraft are refurbished in the coming months, all transcontinental flights between New York-JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle will feature full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite by summer 2015.

Bottom Line

These new enhancements are nice, but don’t take away the fact that Delta slashed Medallion upgrades on these routes even though some flights from New York-Seattle are still operated with domestic planes and domestic food service.

When you look at what they are adding, it’s basically just frozen yogurt bars, because they have been serving wraps for several months on these flights and when it comes to pillow and blankets, I’ve always been able to find one, so I don’t think that’s a huge benefit.


What’s next? Maybe Delta will be giving out ham sandwiches to Economy passengers? What are your thoughts on these enhancements?

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