Travel agents who use one of Travelport’s GDSs – Apollo, Worldspan or Galileo – will be able to book Delta Air Lines’ Economy Comfort seats on the system within a few months.
It will be the first time that Delta distributes its premium economy product through a GDS. The option has been available only through direct channels: delta.com, the carrier’s call centers and airport kiosks and counters.
Additional leg room, priority boarding
Economy Comfort, introduced a year ago, provides three to four inches of additional leg room on Delta’s two-class aircraft, including its two-class regional jets, along with priority boarding. On long-haul international flights, the seats also have up to 50% more recline than standard economy seats, and alcoholic beverages are complimentary.
United’s Economy Plus
Meanwhile, Travelport and Sabre are still working to rebuild the connection between their GDSs and United Airlines’ systems so that subscribers can resume selling Economy Plus. That capability was lost when United migrated from the Apollo platform to SHARES, the passenger services system of its merger partner, Continental.