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10:28  12 july  2018
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In recent years, airplane seats have shrunk in a push to get as many passengers onto a plane as possible, squeezing more money out of each flight in the process. However, Delta recently announced that it has made the surprising, yet very welcome, decision to do the exact opposite and make economy seats wider on some of its planes.

As part of the fleet-wide interior renovation of its wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft that fly to mostly international destinations, Delta will only have nine seats across in its main cabin instead of the typical 10-across configuration, making each seat 18.5-inches wide.

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Dubbed " Delta Premium" the new service will arrive in 2017 with the airline's new Airbus A350 fleet. This announcement came just a month after American Airlines' new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner entered service equipped with its own brand new So what's the big deal about premium economy seats ?

After United rolled out its basic economy fares (and lost a cool 0 million because customers didn't actually want a rock-bottom, you-can't- make -any-changes-or-have-any-perks ticket) the airline has decided to make a small change to its policy: It will let basic economy fliers pick their seats up to 24

In comparison, some of United’s 777 aircraft have economy seats as narrow as 16 inches, and you’ll have to pay for Premium Economy on an American Airlines’s 777 to get a 18.5-inch-wide seat. (American Airlines’s standard main cabin seats are anywhere between 17.1 and 18.1-inches wide, for reference.)

According to Delta, the new seats will be the widest main cabin seats in its international fleet, although it doesn’t appear that the wider seats also come with more legroom. Each flier will also have access to a personal power port and individual 11-inch-wide screens on each seatback.

The first renovated 777 is already flying between Detroit and Beijing every other day during July 2018 and will take over the Los Angeles to Sydney route starting March 2019. Delta expects all eight of its 777-200ER and its 10 777-200LR planes to be renovated in a similar fashion by the end of 2019.

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Delta economy seat map for its revamped 777s makes clear that many of its planes will have a more spacious cabin than If you’re flying economy for 12+ hours or more, chances are your seat will be bigger on Delta . It ’ s worse on American: Your economy seats could be just over 16 inches wide.

They will just refresh their current seats in economy with new upholstery. The Delta one product will cost and make more than its predecessor, and the decrease in seats means less awards and that’s Premium coach is a bigger seat that’s wider, not just more legroom as it was on the comfort plus.

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Forget legroom—air travelers are fed up with seat width .
Complaining about declining legroom in an airplane is more or less an expected part of flying economy these days. With seat pitch—the distance from seat…But a new survey from The Points Guy (TPG) pointed to a strong aversion to another element of travel: narrowing seat width. TPG asked 1,300 of their aviation-obsessed readers which parts of the air travel experience they would most like to see improved. An overwhelming 67% said they would like to see wider or more comfortable seats in economy class, while just 17.5% voted for more legroom in an economy seat.


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