crj200faguy From United States of America, joined May 2007, 383 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2610 times:
Does anyone have an idea what the total seating number will be on the regional jets once they install economy comfort seats? I think you'd have to get rid of one row of Y seats in the CRJ 900 and ERJ 170.
sevenfeet From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
Economy Comfort is only being installed in the big jets (747, 757, 767, 777, and the A330). Intercontinental planes get it first (I flew to Zurich from Atlanta last month on an equipped 767-300), transcontinental flights just launched with it a couple of weeks ago with the rest of the domestic planes getting it by mid-2012.
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 6505 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
Quoting sevenfeet (Reply 1): Economy Comfort is only being installed in the big jets (747, 757, 767, 777, and the A330). Intercontinental planes get it first (I flew to Zurich from Atlanta last month on an equipped 767-300), transcontinental flights just launched with it a couple of weeks ago with the rest of the domestic planes getting it by mid-2012.
Errrr, DL recently announced that the initial roll out was so successful (official launch right before this past summer) that they will introduce EC to all aircraft with two-class cabins. Essentially all mainline jets and CR7s/170s/CR9s/175s.
To answer the OP's question, I have no idea what they seat count will be on the large RJs.
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VC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2416 posts, RR: 9 Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
I'm sure that Delta will do a great job, but "economy comfort" is one of my favorite oxymorons! But if it's as good as or better than UA's economy plus - it makes a BIG difference. On UA, you can see it on the sleeping pax. Those in E+ are sleeping peacefully and you can actually see it on their faces... and right from the first row of regular economy to the back the sleeping (or trying to) pax all look as if they have gas on their faces!
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PI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 599 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
Oxymoron or not, I too enjoyed it. Enough of a noticable difference in pitch and recline. Food was good, and the bar service was a nice touch. Overall, a + for DL in Y. Mark my words.....it will become very popular when introduced to the domestic fleet.
sevenfeet From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1462 times:
A search on Delta's website on the Economy Comfort page doesn't mention the regional jets. It would be nice but i wouldn't bet money on it.
As far as the utility of economy comfort in general, it does make a difference in the seat pitch versus the typical Delta economy seat. Sadly for me, Economy Comfort is still a disappointment. As my /nick suggests, I'm of extreme height and flying generally sucks for someone like me. The irony is that I have to fly enough that I'm Diamond Medallion. Over the last two decades, I've watched the seat pitch in first class domestic flights shrink from comfortable for me to cramped (meaning the seat in front of me is either touching or almost touching my knees. Regular economy seats are "not flyable".
Recently I actually had to do it since I was traveling with my special needs son and so I turned down my regular upgrade but wasn't able to get a bulkhead seat like I normally do in that situation (the Delta F/As on the flight were so unhelpful that I named them all in a stern letter to Delta...my first letter like that in 25 years of flying). My legs had to bow outward at an extreme angle, intruding on my son't space and the poor woman next to me (I was in the middle seat). I still have some lingering nerve damage from the 3+ hour BOS-ATL flight. Economy Comfort would have helped on that flight, I admit.
But recently I took a 767-300 from Atlanta to Zurich and I was in Economy Comfort. Since it was my first time in EC, I was hopeful it was going to be enough for the 10 hour trip. Given my knees were hitting the seat in front of me, I wound up having to trade my aisle seat for a bulkhead middle just so I could rest and sleep on the plane and not inconvenience the poor guy unlucky enough to have a seat in front of me.
Bottom line....Economy Comfort is nice to have but won't change my flying habits in coach unless I'm in an extreme situation, like with my son. It still needs another 1-2 inches of seat pitch...but then again, so do all Delta first class seats. For me, seat selection is exit row, bulkhead, first class or "when's the next flight?"