Delta Expands Enhanced Legroom 'Economy Comfort' Seating

Beginning June 7, all Delta Air Lines flights with a first class and economy cabin will feature the airline's enhanced legroom "Economy Comfort" seating area.

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Delta introduced Economy Comfort in 2011 on long-haul international flights. Now passengers can experience the seats on all flights — domestic or international.

Passengers seated in Economy Comfort enjoy three to four inches of additional legroom, as well as priority boarding. The seats are found in the first three to five rows of the economy class cabin.

"Our expansion of Economy Comfort gives customers more premium seats to choose from no matter where they fly on Delta," says Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president of network planning, revenue management and marketing in a press release.

Delta now joins American and United in offering a section of economy class with enhanced legroom.

Delta is offering an introductory fee for the seats of $19-$99 each way depending on the flight length. Those with existing reservations for flights on or after June 7 can upgrade to Economy Comfort by purchasing access on Delta's website, at check-in kiosks or by calling Delta reservations.

Complimentary access to these seats are given to Delta SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion frequent flyers, as well as those purchasing full-fare economy class tickets. Silver Medallions can purchase them at a 50 percent discount after making a reservation or can access the seats for free at check-in.

For more information on Economy Comfort seats, click here.