Delta offering premium economy seats called Premium Select

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Travel Express, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    Ha, I'm too low on the 'important people pole' to be allowed access into that lounge. :D:LOL:
     
    jeff likes this.

  2. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,559
    Video/Photo:
    59
    Likes Received:
    3,804
    Location:
    Texas
    Member of:
    NRA, Life SCI, Life DSC, Life EWA
    Hunted:
    RSA, Namibia, Kyrgyzstan, Austria, Australia, Zimbabwe, Texas
    0
    i can’t drive to Houston it’s 8 hours for me. I read that if you buy Delta PE you get domestic business class complimentary. Need to check up on that.
    Yes I can easily drive to San Antonio, Austin, or Midland instead of flying AA out of San Angelo. I go to Midland to fly to IAH for some trips.
    Philip
     

  3. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    That makes sense, 8 hours from out west. That's a haul....

    The prices on the upgrades for my flight keep fluctuating, so I'll wait and see, maybe at the last minute they'll drop them down to my price range. If not, I've got good seating in Comfort Plus.
     

  4. jeff

    jeff AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,263
    Video/Photo:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1,705
    Location:
    Salmon Idaho
    Member of:
    sci P&Y
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa in Kwazu Natal, Limpopo, Eastern Cape , Northwest Province, USA Ariz, Nev, Mont, Ida, Ore, Cal, Mich,Wash, AlasKa
    My wife and I had comfort Plus two years ago and I couldn't tell there was any thing different from the basic economy! They claimed upgrades that didn't happen.
     

  5. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    Oh man....:( are you serious? Seats weren't bigger, more leg room, recline, etc.? Supposed to have dedicated overhead bins, better snacks, drinks, etc. I'm not a drinker, no worries there, but better snacks would be nice, the extended leg room, and recline isn't much, but I figured it would help?
     

  6. jeff

    jeff AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,263
    Video/Photo:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1,705
    Location:
    Salmon Idaho
    Member of:
    sci P&Y
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa in Kwazu Natal, Limpopo, Eastern Cape , Northwest Province, USA Ariz, Nev, Mont, Ida, Ore, Cal, Mich,Wash, AlasKa
    The snacks and drinks were no different than everyone else's and the seats were the same! Maybe there was some kind of screw up but definitely not worth the extra. It seemed like a scam, a way to charge you a extra!
     

  7. wesheltonj

    wesheltonj AH Elite

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Messages:
    1,814
    Video/Photo:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1,528
    Location:
    South Texas
    Member of:
    Benefactor-Life NRA, DSC, SCI
    Hunted:
    USA, RSA
    Eco + is just extra legroom. Eco Select is larger seats, even more leg room, and better food and drink. Delta one is lay flat seats and better food.
     

  8. jeff

    jeff AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,263
    Video/Photo:
    36
    Likes Received:
    1,705
    Location:
    Salmon Idaho
    Member of:
    sci P&Y
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa in Kwazu Natal, Limpopo, Eastern Cape , Northwest Province, USA Ariz, Nev, Mont, Ida, Ore, Cal, Mich,Wash, AlasKa
    When we had Comfort Plus it stated that snacks were upgraded.
     

  9. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    Guess I'll find out soon enough? 36 more days
     
    jeff likes this.

  10. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    one thing though, I reserved mine far enough in advance that I'm on the front row, no seat in front of me. Me being 6' tall, that will help as well.
     

  11. Areaonereal

    Areaonereal AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    456
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    338
    I have flown Delta economy comfort on 5 occasions from ATL to Joberg. Only difference is legroom and addl recline, which is not much. Used to be about $300 premium round trip, now about $600. Drinks, food and snacks(peanuts or cheese crackers) are the same in economy comfort or coach. Personally just another way to charge more for very little extra. Am using Qatar next year to Nambia...1k more than Econ comfort and 400 more than the new Econ comfort plus on Delta....Qatar Business class, lay flat same as First class. At those charges for business it is a no brainer for me after spending 16 hours on a Delta flight in a cattle car enviroment
     
    markm and Mark Biggerstaff like this.

  12. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    I flew over to Jo'burg on Delta, Flights 200 and 201, which seems to be a lot of hunters favorite flights. Most direct, fairly hassle free, and usually very affordable. I opted to upgrade to Comfort Plus and booked early enough to get on the front row, row 29. I'd fly that route again in a heartbeat, especially if I could get seat 29F on both legs. I think the Premium Seats would still be out of my price range, not that it's real expensive compared to First Class, but that's money I could put towards an animal or two.
    Before making the decision to upgrade, I researched the web for information, pictures, and videos on the Comfort Plus seating and didn't really find anything that answered my questions, so I thought I'd make one of my own experiences. I focused on the leg room, along with where to sit if your a wide guy like me. I hate having to crawl past people to get to the isle for a bathroom break, or trying to use my right arm to eat with a person, usually a big guy, sitting to my right. Was Comfort Plus as comfortable as the Premium Seats will be, I'd hope not, but it wasn't bad and for the price I think it's a real bargain.

     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
    sierraone and fourfive8 like this.

  13. fourfive8

    fourfive8 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2017
    Messages:
    734
    Video/Photo:
    78
    Likes Received:
    920
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana
    DeeS, Yes, that's pretty much my experience also. I'm in about the same boat- no VIP and can't justify the extortion of the good business/1st class nor lounges. I always try to book max time out to ensure being able to pick the correct seats. And, I'm tall and have never been able to sleep much on long flights. Those forward bulkhead upgrade econ seats seem the best overall for me. I also think there are upgrade econ seats at emergency exits, near the lavatories at the galley cross over aisle... those seats also really have a lot of leg room. But sometimes the noise and activity in that area, not to mention the fumes emanating from those waiting in line to use the lavatory, from about 10 hrs into the flight on, might tend to question the wisdom of selecting those seats :)
     
    Dee S likes this.

  14. Areaonereal

    Areaonereal AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    456
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    338
    Just returned from SA, having flown Delta Comfort on the last six years, I booked Qatar out of Chicago, thru Doha...9 hour layover, business lounge rest area, and then 8 hours to JNB. Longer than the Delta direct, but economy was $848.00 round trip,, newer 777, and new Airbus 350. Much better than the cattle car Delta at half the price....bonus...all attendants a very young..20’s...and very attentive, hardworking, with always a smile. Am flying in June to Windhoek on QAtar, business class $3800. Their new Q Suite is unbelievable...no comparison to Deltas Lay Flat. If you want to sacrifice some time in travel and save $$$ compared to a Delta....Go Qatar. Any info that you want or info for traveling with a firearm, pm me...firearm travel with Qatar is very easy, you are handled in a special and simple manner.
     
    Hogpatrol and shootist~ like this.

  15. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    We flew Qatar last year, in Economy. We flew it mainly to endure only one layover versus two. There were no empty seats on the plane and it was full of kids of all ages. I'd fly Qatar again, it wasn't that bad, but for the price I paid to fly Delta Comfort Plus on the front row, there's no comparison for me. Until I hit the winning lotto, flying affordable is how I have to travel.
     

  16. Hogpatrol

    Hogpatrol AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Messages:
    4,203
    Video/Photo:
    52
    Likes Received:
    8,027
    Location:
    Delaware, USA
    Member of:
    Atglen Sportsmen's Club, NRA ,SCCFSA
    Hunted:
    RSA, DE, NJ, PA, KS, TX
    Unless you're one of their preferred travelers, Delta will bump you out of that row 29 behind the bulkhead seat faster than you can say WTF and you won't know it until you check in. BTDT and will never fly Delta anywhere again. I fly out of PHL and Qatar has a direct Doha, five hour layover and then direct Joburg and I get there in time to get the in country flight. Eliminated is the PHL to ATL and 200 or 201 surprise seating flight and no overnight.
     
    jasyblood and Areaonereal like this.

  17. Areaonereal

    Areaonereal AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    456
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    338
    That Bulkhead Comfort + has been my seat for the last 4 flights with Delta, and you WILL be bumped out of it at a moments notice for a preferred customers request... I know from experience. Had to go all the way to the President, and talked to his Admin assistant to get those seats back..never would have had my son not been with a Fortune 50 Company and held A Delta card with priveleges and frequent flyer miles...Has happened every time I flew Bulkhead comfort. Notice now those seats are blocked out when you make reservations and seat request. Hell, we were bumped from Comfort + completely the first time we flew in 2014...No more Delta for me....My wife and I had empty seats on three of the four legs last week on Qatar, between us on the three row seating in the rear of the 777. Kids are not a concern on either flight when they are seated and quiet, and they all were very well behaved, some of the adults were a pain...feet in the aisle, constantly chit chatting in the aisle, and oh yes they cant read the seat belt signs. Still beats the devil out of Delta for 1/2 the fare, with a firearm you are treated with lots of attention. When I landed they hand carried my rifle for me and gave preferential treatment to make sure it was loaded on the plane and removed to a secure area and was met by a Qatar representative to clear me thru Agriculture in Chicago. So your rifle is is not transferred to the plane until you clear boarding and they confirm the rifle is on the plane.
     
    Hogpatrol and Beretta391 like this.

  18. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    I did not know, or have not heard, the horror stories y'all described. That sucks! And I guess there's no way to know until it happens? Good to know, thanks.
     

  19. markm

    markm AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2015
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    136
    Same here wont fly delta ever again going with qatar
     

  20. Dee S

    Dee S AH Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    179
    Video/Photo:
    47
    Likes Received:
    259
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Member of:
    Nimrod Rifle Club, SCI, NRA
    Hunted:
    Texas, Wyoming, Kansas, Alaska, Namibia
    My daughter and her boyfriend flew comfort plus on 200 & 201 in August. No problems. She’s returning again in January, so we’ll see if she has problems on that trip. She upgraded for $200 total, round trip. Not bad
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice