I am flying from London to Boston shortly and wonder if it's worth paying the extra £100 return for economy comfort?
You will get around 4 inches of extra legroom plus priority boarding at the front of the cabin which means you should be one of the first off the plane reducing your wait time at US immigration on arrival.
I personally think it's worth it but it's a relatively short transatlantic flight and others will disagree saying spend the money in Boston.
Only you can determine whether the benefits are worth the £100 for you.
You also get free "cocktails" (spirits), preferred boarding and more recline on your seat. I think its far better as I am 6'4" and find that normal seats don't give enough leg room.
I have also found that EC it not always full so you can get a little extra room (not always the cast).
If its worth it? That is a personal preference.....
Op, there's a tremendously long thread alread here discussing this at great length. Try doing a search and you can pull it up to read all the answers if you need more info.
dont bother on the outbound - get it for the return trip - can sleep better and there are less people in this part of the cabin!
I agree with Melanie, I wouldn't bother if it's a day flight but I do think it's worth it if your return flight is a night flgiht.
I went comfort ecomony and that is was worth the extra money.
I find that it's usually worth the money. 1) It's usually not that crowded when you're in EC for longhaul flights, especially TPAC 2) it's usually on the quieter side 3) I don't drink but the free drinks are a huge plus for most
When I'm debating EC, I ask myself: 1) is the flight over 6-7 hours? and 2) do I need to sleep on this flight?
Longer flights and the necessity of sleep = EC being "worth" it
I almost always purchase the upgrade internationally on Delta but I also get a 50% discount for my SkyMiles status so it's an easier decision. I recently had a flight change and EC was full. Didn't really have any issue with the regular economy seating. LHR-BOS is a super short flight, too, so you can decide if it's worth it for that distance. I did BOS-LHR last summer and I think we were actually under six hours that day.
IMO, it's worth it for long overnight flights when you want to sleep (just did DFW-CDG a few days ago) but not on a daytime flight. I guess it would depend on how tall you are too. I'm only 5'4" so I fit in economy seats *reasonably* well. If I were 6'4" it might be another story. I don't care about free drinks either. I think they boarded E+ first (out of Economy and not counting elite passengers) on my flight so it might help get an overhead bin. I'm not 100% sure they always do that.
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