I really like the forward facing Delta full flat seats. The space is good, the tray table is good, sleeping is good, the screen is good – it is just good. The herring bone design, not so much. It feels cramped and strange. Depending on the seat your view is bad and looking out the window all but a neck breaker. But that is what apparently fits in the A320-200′s as you can see from the video walk through above. Also note the best seat in coach, i.e. row 10 C&G now have a seat in front of them whereas before it was open for unlimited leg room. On the plus side they have added 2 more 1st class seats and that should help with Global upgrade certs this year!
I know so many are still so upset that Delta has taken away our shot at an upgrade for medallions on the JFK-(LAX,SFO,SEA) route but they sure are trying to make up for it with just about everything free for Economy Comfort seating. Today they announced they are adding a free wrap to those in EC. Free drinks, movies and now food – wow – is all I can say. I would trade them all for a shot at an upgrade!
Then in a strange move, Delta tweeted yesterday about the change to the Skyclub starting 1MAY2014 i.e. Delta Reserve and AMEX Platinum (non-Delta) card holders will have to pay $29 for a guest to come with them. You can imagine the tweets that followed were less than complimentary and they were coming fast and furious. Then Delta deleted the tweet (you can see some of the leftover responses above). I just wish they would next delete the change and let me bring my wife in the club with me. BTW many readers are reporting that AMEX has rebated them some or all of the annual fee due to this move by Delta!
Speaking of changes to the Skyclub access, Delta has now informed me that they have discontinued the 30 day pass they had for $90 in the past. I guess the cost was way too low? It would have been a nice option if you were going to be traveling with a client or coworker for a period of time.
So that is all the latest Delta updates for the day. Have I missed any news we need to know about? – René