“I wish I could afford a reclining seat”

by Christopher Elliott on August 29, 2009

Sometimes the comments on an airline-sanctioned video are as interesting as the video itself. Delta Air Lines just posted these impressive images of its new lie-flat business class seat.

Its timing probably couldn’t be worse. But the product has never looked better.

We’re talking everything from ample legroom and true lie-flat capabilities to power outlets and USB chargers.

And then there’s the chatter …

“I wish I could afford a reclining seat …”

Don’t we all?

wow i wud luv to travel on Delta

With that speech impediment? You’ll probably be denied boarding for having one too many.

How WIDE is the seat?  When it is fully flat, how much space (width) is between the arm rests? The guy at time 1:02 is NOT that big but he barely fits and doesn’t look that comfortable…

Good point. The seats do look a little narrow.

I love my DELTA!

Hmm. You sound like you work for Delta.

Here’s the thing: Delta, which published this video on YouTube, also controls the comments. So if there’s anything overly negative, it can delete them.

I think the comments they allowed say enough, already.

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  • http://www.bonjourparis.com Karen Fawcett

    Whether or not it’s the right time to introduce these seats, they look a great deal more comfortable than United’s business class flat-bed seats which aren’t really flat. There’s a small lump that hits an uncomfortable part of the body.

    In addition, these seats go in one direction rather than alternating. Flying backwards can be unsettling for some people. Delta is smart with its spacing. There is one seat next to the windows and the pairs of seats are in the middle section of the plane. That negates having to carefully climb over someone who’s sleeping who probably won’t be if he/she has the aisle seat and the person sitting next to the window wants to go the W.C.

  • Carrie Charney

    This video made me sleepy. ‘Night all!

  • http://www.travelnowsimply.com A Dawn

    looks like it’s so cozy and convenient…but i agree with carrie, this video makes one sleepy.

  • http://www.travelnowsimply.com A Dawn

    looks so comfy and cozy. though it also made me want to reach for my pillows…

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