Delta Airlines is introducing a new five tiered ticket category pricing system. They will offer five different levels of service from Delta One which is a step up from First class down to Basic Economy which is a step down from regular economy. The five levels are:
Delta One– Available on international flights and long hauls for New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco. With this service you will get access to Delta’s Sky Clubs, as well as luxury amenities such as flat bed seat with aisle access, plush in-flight bedding, premium food and wine, noise reducing headphones, complimentary entertainment and access to Wi-fi and power ports, and Amenity kit with Malin+Goetz skincare products.
First Class – You will get dedicated overhead space, pre-departure drinks, premium snacks on shorter flights and complimentary meals on longer ones, complimentary entertainment and access to Wi-fi and power ports.
Delta Comfort – Up to 4” of extra leg room vs main cabin seating, Priority boarding and dedicated overhead space, complimentary drinks including wine, spirits and beer, premium snacks on domestic flights over 900 miles, premium entertainment and access to Wi-Fi.
On international flights: extra seat recline, meal service and a pillow, blanket and sleep kit.
Main Cabin (the old economy class) – Pre-assigned seat selection, flexibility for flight changes, non- alcoholic drinks and snacks, access to Wi-Fi and Delta Studio entertainment when available.
Basic Economy – With one of these tickets you will get a seat n the plane and, well, that’s it. There are no advance seat assignments so you will get whatever seat is leftover from passengers who purchased a ticket with an advanced seat assignment option. In other words, I hope you like the middle seat next to the bathroom. This also means unless there are a lot of empty seats on the plane there is a good chance you won’t get to sit next to anybody you are traveling with. Once you purchase your Basic Economy ticket that it, there are no changes or upgrades allowed. You are stuck with that ticket just as you purchased it, for that flight, at that time, on that date, so make sure you don’t miss your flight or you will have to purchase a whole new ticket.