Comfort and space is a premium perk on airplanes–every little bit helps–and some travelers are willing to pay for it. Something Delta knows all too well having rolled out Delta Comfort+ earlier this year, giving passengers more legroom and some upgrades in terms of extras and service, including Sky Priority boarding.
It’s been successful, so now they are upgrading it from being a seating option in a pull down menu to having a fare class all its own, when traveling in the U.S. and Canada.
If you’re booking flights by May 15, it’s still a seat option, and you have to look for it after you have booked a seat in the main cabin. But for flights taking off after mid May, even if you’re booking now, passengers will find that Comfort + has a fare of its own. When you key in your travel dates on the Delta website, the choices are now basic economy, main cabin, comfort +, and first class.
Right now its easier to see the Comfort+ option if you are booking through Delta’s website or their mobile app, and more difficult when using a third party or partner site to make reservations. Delta is looking to make it easier to book Comfort+ through these sites, so hopefully that will be up and running soon.
What comes with Comfort+
With this fare and seating upgrade in play, you might be wondering what you get when you book the Comfort+ fare, especially since it will cost you more, whether you’re buying your ticket with cash, miles or points. First, with Comfort+ you get three inches more of extra leg room than you would in the main cabin if you are flying domestically, and four inches more when flying internationally, but remember when flying internationally it is still a seat option, not a fare.
With Comfort+ you also get other perks as well including Sky Priority boarding so you get on the flight fast, and there is definitely room for your gear because you get your own overhead bin. This fare also includes free wine, craft beers and spirits, along with premium snacks. If you’re a coffee lover you can also get a cup of Starbucks coffee while in flight.
Other perks include a pillow and a blanket, eye-shades and earplugs – and if you want to freshen a toothbrush and toothpaste.
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