While Delta has offered Economy Comfort (very similar to United’s Economy Plus) on their international fleet for a while now, they’ll be rolling it out on their domestic fleet as well over the coming months, including their two class regional jets.
Domestically Economy Comfort will be available for free for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Medallion members, as well as full fare passengers, and be available at a discount to Silver Medallion members. The cost of Economy Comfort will be $19-99 per one-way.
In fairness, if you have access to exit row seating, this is all somewhat of a gimmick, assuming you can snag an exit row seat early enough, which offers even more legroom.
Anyway, this is certainly an interesting development for Delta, and makes me wonder if American will start to offer a similar product given that United is now no longer the exception in offering Economy Plus.
(Tip of the hat to Gary)