Delta Comfort+ / 757-200 (75D) / Los Angeles-Atlanta

 
 

AIRLINE: Delta Air Lines »

ROUTE: Los Angeles to Atlanta

FLIGHT TIME: 4h 8m

DATE: May 8, 2018

AIRCRAFT TYPE: Boeing 757-200 (75D) »

CLASS OF SERVICE: Delta Comfort+ »

SEAT: 15A

Delta operates several configurations of the 757-200. It recently reconfigured all of its non-Delta One 757s. I flew on what Delta calls the 75D, which features 29 seats in Comfort+.

Domestic Comfort+ is a separate product from Main Cabin, though the seats are arranged in a 3x3 layout like Main Cabin. It features early boarding, dedicated overhead bin space, additional legroom, premium snacks, and complimentary alcoholic beverages, in addition to the complimentary texting and inflight entertainment Main Cabin passengers receive. Passengers can book Comfort+, pay for an upgrade, or Medallion Elites are upgraded for free (based on availability).

Overall Impression: I have a severe dislike of LAX and try to avoid connecting through there at all costs and suggest you do so as well. The current Delta facilities are outdated and crowded. Caveat - Delta is investing nearly $2 billion into an LAX renovation set to open in 2021, so stay tuned.

The flight itself was non-eventful and the crew was very attentive and friendly. Comfort+ is a good product, and I like that Delta differentiates the service from Main Cabin and doesn’t just offer it as seats with additional legroom.

If you’re going to be on the 75D, try to get seats in Row 15, which is the first row behind First Class. These seats have more legroom than other Comfort+ seats due to the lack of a hard bulkhead separating the First Class cabin (they even have more room than First Class seats). Though, because of the distance between the seats, the tray table pulls out of the armrest (making the armrests immovable) and the IFE screen comes out from under the seat and must be stowed for taxi, takeoff, and landing.

If you don’t have the means to pay for First Class (or don’t want to) but want a slightly upgraded experience from Main Cabin, consider paying for Comfort+. Personally, I wouldn’t do so on flights under 3 hours. But, if you’re doing a near-trans-con flight, the extra legroom and increased level of service are worth the cost in my opinion.

 
My 757-200 (75D) to Atlanta at the gate in Los Angeles.

My 757-200 (75D) to Atlanta at the gate in Los Angeles.

I was lucky and had an open seat next to me.

I was lucky and had an open seat next to me.

The first row of Delta Comfort+ features additional legroom due to the lack of a hard bulkhead behind the last row of First Class seats. Try to snag these seats if at all possible.

The first row of Delta Comfort+ features additional legroom due to the lack of a hard bulkhead behind the last row of First Class seats. Try to snag these seats if at all possible.

Additional legroom in Row 15.

Additional legroom in Row 15.

Lots of legroom.

Lots of legroom.

No IFE screen on the seat in front of me. Instead, it pulls out from under the seat. Which isn’t a big deal, but means it must be stowed for taxi, takeoff and landing.

No IFE screen on the seat in front of me. Instead, it pulls out from under the seat. Which isn’t a big deal, but means it must be stowed for taxi, takeoff and landing.

Climbing out of LAX enroute to Atlanta.

Climbing out of LAX enroute to Atlanta.

Comfort+ seats on the 75D feature adjustable headrests.

Comfort+ seats on the 75D feature adjustable headrests.

Comfort+ passengers receive complimentary alcoholic beverages.

Comfort+ passengers receive complimentary alcoholic beverages.

The IFE screen pulls out from under the seat in Row 15. There is also a USB charging port on the screen.

The IFE screen pulls out from under the seat in Row 15. There is also a USB charging port on the screen.

Descending into Atlanta.

Descending into Atlanta.

Delta’s app will give you directions to your next gate if you are connecting.

Delta’s app will give you directions to your next gate if you are connecting.

Early arrival into Atlanta.

Early arrival into Atlanta.

 

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