Delta Installing More Comfortable (And More Expensive) Economy Seats

For those who would be willing to pay a little more for a few inches of legroom but who don’t want to pay for business- or first-class seats, Delta may have some good news for you.

The airline confirmed today that it will be installing a new class of seats, “Economy Comfort,” in the first few economy rows of 160 of its Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777 and Airbus A330 planes. For now, these seats will only be available on long-haul international flights.

According to Delta, the new seats will feature up to 4″ of additional legroom, and 50% more recline than Delta’s standard international economy seats. Economy Comfort passengers will also be allowed to board early and enjoy complimentary spirits throughout the flight.

So what will it cost for a few extra inches of legroom? Delta says that the surcharge will range between $80-$160 each way.

How long would the flight need to be for the extra legroom, recline and gratis booze to make it worth the extra cost for you?

Delta Adding New ‘Economy Comfort’ Section on Long-Haul International Flights [Delta press release]