Delta Economy Comfort Review

After searching the internet looking for pictures or unbiased reviews of Delta’s Economy Comfort seats and not finding anything, I decided I should try this new Delta service and write a review myself.

I had two international flights scheduled, with a length of 8 hours and 27 minutes each, so it would be the perfect opportunity to try the Economy Comfort seats.

Delta describes the services of the Economy Comfort as priority boarding, up to 4 extra inches of additional legroom, 50% more recline, free spirits and specialty cocktails in additional to free beer and wine and in-seat power on aircrafts that feature personal video.

Just to let you know a little about my flying background, here are some facts. I have been traveling on airplanes since I was a toddler, having flown in all kinds of aircrafts, from Cessnas and Senecas to medium and large size aircrafts such as Embraers, McDonnell Douglas (MDs), Fokkers (MK28), Airbuses and Boeings. With Delta Air Lines I have traveled some times, what is enough to know when their service is top notch and when it is mediocre, always receiving prompt and excellent customer service – I have experienced everything from perfect flights to major 4-hour delays with them.

On my first international flight with an Economy Comfort seat booked, I was the first person from zone 2 to board the plane as there was only a few Economy Comfort seats booked and other passengers were still passing through the security checkpoints. My first impression was that I had made a good deal for paying those extra bucks.

I was seated on 17F, right on the second rows of seats before I entered coach cabin. The extra legroom really made a difference, as my knee was not touching the seat in front of me. I am not a very tall guy (I’m 5’10”) and the pitch in other economy seats make it impossible for me to seat without touching the seat in front of me with my knee. So, I was feeling lucky.

There is probably one reason Delta doesn’t tell us how inches the 50% more recline means, because the difference between the Economy Comfort seats recline and other economy seats recline was not big at all.

The plane took off and I was pleased when a flight attendant offered me a complimentary cocktail, which was free for me. Even having declined the offer, I thought that it was nice.

During the flight, some passengers sat on Economy Comfort seats, and were promptly told by flight agents that those seats were paid and offered the option to continue on those seats paying for the service. That was courteous and fair.

The downside of this flight is that Delta made changes to the cabin to accommodate the Economy Comfort seats, but didn’t do anything to add personal video to the airplane. In such a lengthy flight personal entertainment would have been the cherry on the cake.

As soon as the planed arrived on the destination I was one of the first passengers to get out of the plane. When you are on an international flight, being one of the first to leave the plane is really important as you know you will not face big lines to passport control. Another plus for Economy Comfort.

So far, so good. I thought my other international flight experience with Economy Comfort would be at least as pleasant as this first time, but I was wrong. The truth is that I felt ripped off on the second time I paid for Economy Comfort.

It was flight 221 departing from Atlanta on 06/25/2011.

Gate agents called passengers from zone 1, and then from zone 2, on which I was. To my surprise, passengers from zone 3 and 4 were also boarding when zone 2 was called. The gate agents repeatedly made speeches in english and portuguese telling passengers it should be zone 2 passengers only, but the damage was already done. When I boarded the plane, I saw a huge line on the coach cabin isle. I had paid for priority boarding before zone 3, and didn’t receive it.

I thought that despite of this fact, the rest of the flight would have the same benefits as in my previous flight. I was now on seat 17A. Wrong again.

As fellow passengers were talking to each other, some passengers that were seated on the Economy Comfort seats were bragging around because they didn’t pay a penny to be on those seats. They making fun of the people who have paid for the service.

I do not know the reason why Delta gave Economy Comfort seats to passengers who didn’t pay to use it. I felt robbed, ripped of, and a fool. I also was embarrassed because Delta gave a reason for some passengers to make fun of others.

Differently from my first flight on Economy Comfort, when flight attendants would charge passengers to be on those free seats, Delta gave away Economy Comfort seats without telling anything to paying customers or apologizing to them.

This was my first terrible experience with Delta. Even when they ripped a footlong on the back on my carry on, they were prompt and did the right thing.

Until that flight, I thought Delta was an airline that cared for their passengers and delivered what you pay for, but now this impression have changed. Even if I asked for a refund and Delta awards me one, it would still be unfair to other people who paid for Economy Comfort seats on that flight. I don’t plan flying on another Economy Comfort seat, or on any Delta flight in the near future. Maybe sometime later, when they stop giving passengers a reason to feel ripped off.

In case you want to know a list of pros and cons of the Economy Comfort service, here they are based on my 2 different experiences:

PROS:

Priority boarding: it let you easily store your carry on items.
Extra legroom: even being of up to 4 inches, it is worth. Your legs and knees will thank you. The bigger legroom on Economy Comfort seats are on the first row.
Free specialty cocktails and spirits: If you drink, you won’t need to pay $7 each.
– In-seat power: great to recharge your allowed electronic devices.
– As you are seated closer to the aircraft door, you leave the plane earlier on your destination.

CONS:

– The 50% more recline didn’t impress me.
– If you are on the first Economy Comfort row, there is no storage area on the floor in front of you, what means all your carry on items should be placed on the overhead compartments.
– Heavy drinkers may try to get the money they spent on the Economy Comfort seats back by drinking a lot, and one of these heavy drinkers may be the passenger seated next to you.
– While most people have to pay for the service, some people get it for free. It may be unfair to you, depending on your judgment.
– Economy Comfort seats are near restrooms, so you may get disturbed due to high people traffic.

Because of what I experienced on my second flight on an Economy Comfort seat, I can not recommend this service. Use your own judgment and decide what is the best for you.

I hope this review helped you select your next seat on a Delta flight. Thank you for reading.

Making Money Online: The Truth

Every day I see lots of people selling products/tutorials/guides/softwares claiming they help anybody to earn a lot of money online. Some of them are really good, but you don’t need to buy anything to teach you how to make money. If you want to buy just as an instructional tool, as a book, it is ok and I encourage you, but don’t expect the product to make money for you.

Let me tell you something very important: You can quickly make a lot of money online, and fast. Not only you, but anybody can do it. The only downside is that it is not easy. Don’t stop reading, just think about this: you have to put some effort to be able to earn four figures a day.

Most people sell their money making product forget to tell you this obvious fact, making it sound simple as blinking an eye to get rich. Don’t be fooled by these claims again, knowing that the amount of money you can make is directly related to the amount of effort you put on making money.

Preparation is the key for everything. Instruct yourself by reading ebooks, books, watching videos before taking any action, and only when you feel you are ready and you have a complete masterplan in mind, make it come true. This is how you’ll see real results.

Once facing adversities, some people think on the negative side of everything, imagining things such as “it won’t work for me”, or “it’s too hard for me”. But how do you know this isn’t for you if you didn’t even try? And how do you know if it’s too hard if you didn’t even try?

Our brains believe in anything we tell that is the true. If you believe you can’t do something, then you won’t be able to do it. Instead of blocking things without even trying, be opento challenges and face them with a positive attitude. Don’t waste time and energy finding excuses, keep yourself focused.

Do you know what the Law of Attraction is? You attract to your life whatever you think about.  It is also valid for making money online. When you start expecting great things to happen, it’s more likely that you work towards it and great things will happen to you.

Stop looking for shortcuts, believing that you must have each and every over-hyped product around or excuses not to try different methods of making money. Spend your time and energy on learning and working towards your goal, and use products expecting them to be a source of information, instead of wanting them to make you money by snapping your fingers. Your online success awaits you.

Making Money From Home

Online business from home can help you earn some extra money. It’s really a fascinating and dream come true idea, which can help any individual to earn money from home by online business. Online business from home is a new face of the business world and its evolving every day. Online business from home gives you a freedom of many things like you don’t have to worry what you should wear, there is no boss above you, and you can work at any time you want. A lot of money can be made by online business from home, if you know the perfect ways.

Blogging – Words can make money.

If you have a flair for writing then blogging is one of the best ways to make money through online business from home. You have to find a free site to create your own blog and monetize it by placing advertisements. If you have a great number of followers and ranking of your blog is better then; many companies can even pay you for adding their ads on your blog and every click on such ads will make money.

Answering Paid Surveys – Get paid for surfing internet.

Calculate how much time you spend online chatting and tweeting on social networking sites. Answering paid survey is another form of online business from home, which can help you to earn a decent amount of money. In this work, you have to sign up to the legitimate websites and fill the survey forms which are delivered directly to your inbox.

Freelancing- Earn money with freedom of time.

Freelancing is a simple and unique idea of online business from home. Around the web, you will find many online market places offering you many kinds of work. You can easily become a freelancer if you have any good skills; in the world of freelancing everybody has an opportunity to get the work depends on the skill they have. You can be an article writer, website developer, graphic designer, and many more.

Affiliate marketing- Easiest business idea to earn money through online business from home with marketing.

For affiliate marketing, you don’t have to create your own website/blog or product or to spend money to start it. All you have to do is to join an affiliate marketing site, and begin to promote the product you like via email, forums, discussion groups and article publishing sites.

The more time you spend in your work, the more money you will make through online business from home. If you can set up a business around something in which you have a skill and are passionate about then you will find that your task will be both enjoyable and, more often than not, financially rewarding.

How To Make Money With Twitter

If you thought using Twitter was only for social networking, think again.  People are starting to tap in to the concept of making money with their Twitter website.  You can make money with Twitter, but there are certain things you have to do in order to make a profit.

Of course, you must have a Twitter account in order to make money with Twitter.  Signing up for a Twitter account does not cost you anything.  When you get your Twitter site set up, you will want to start posting tweets to your site.  Posting tweets will help you get followers.  When followers tweet posts to you, you should respond in kind.

It is not necessary to have a gigantic following in order to make money with Twitter.  It’s better to have followers that have the same interests than hundreds of followers that are not interested in cultivating a relationship with you on your Twitter site.

You don’t want to be too quick about promoting things in the very beginning.  It’s better to get to know the followers on your site.  You should want to establish a trust with them.  They should also want to establish a trust with you.  When it’s time for you to make money with Twitter, it will be easier for you because the relationship has been established.

When you are ready to make money with Twitter, don’t blatantly promote your products or services.  Some people could think that you are trying to spam them.  It’s not a good idea to mention your product to your followers every time you send a tweet.

However, when the time is right, here are some ways that you can make money with Twitter:

  • Product recommendation – You could write a recommendation of a product to your followers.  Encourage them to check it out and take action.  It’s a good idea if you actually tried out the product  yourself before you recommend it to them.  It will make you the expert on it, and they will be more inclined to purchase.
  • Affiliate marketing – If you are recommending a product on behalf of someone else, you can place your affiliate link in your tweet post.
  • Your product – You can promote your own product and sell it from your sales page.

Any of these ideas are ways that you can make money from Twitter.  The key to doing it is not to constantly throw it in their face everytime you tweet.  Your followers will be turned off because they will start thinking that your main motive for being on Twitter is to sell your product.  The easier way to lead up to this is to provide quality and meaningful content to your followers.

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First of all, I want you to know that I haven’t lost my mind.

I just want to tell you about a new promotion I am running.

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There is nothing to be sold. Your referrals should only download the free ebook, and you get paid $0.50.

Ask  yourself: do you really take every easy chance to improve your finances, or you do nothing but complain that you want to earn more money?

If you never made a cent online, here is a quick and easy way to make money. If you are already experienced and want some extra cash by selling nothing, this is also for you.

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3-Step Formula To Your First $1000 Online

If anyone wants to succeed online, he has to start making online as fast as possible. It starts with the first dollar, then ten and it builds up quickly once you get the momentum. Marketers that give up early in the game often give up because the time taken from the day they first started to their first paycheck is just too freakin’ long!

Fortunately, if you observe closely enough, getting results fast and early in your Internet marketing business is POSSIBLE and highly achievable. And we’re not talking about get-rich-quick schemes here. I would never ask you to join such programs; they are a complete waste of time. With that said, it’s important that you do not confuse get-rich-quick with what I’m about to share.

They are totally different.

Here’s my 3-Step Formula to Making Your First $1000 Online Fast:

Step 1: You Need To Have Your Own Product

There are 1001 ways to make money online but nothing offers you MORE leverage and profits than having your own product. You have absolute control on the entire sales process and system and you get to keep 100% of the profits.

My recommendation: There are incredibly powerful ways to create your own product with very little time, effort and money spent. For example, a quick-fire and easy way to create your first product in 24 hours is to interview an expert (audio or email). The expert lends credibility and expertise to you, making the product an easy sell to your potential customers.

Step 2: Create An Affiliate Program To Promote Your Product

Again, there are many ways to drive visitors to your website. One of the powerful benefits of creating your own product is to tap the power of having your own affiliate program. An affiliate program allows you to have a network of like-minded marketers promoting your program in exchange for a certain percentage of commissions. Instead of having you do all the work, you literally have a “Sales Team” to get the work done for you. And the best part is, you only pay them when they drive you a sale!

Step 3: Develop More Products To Bring Your Business To 5 Figures

The more products you have the more MONEY you will make. The line of products you can create is often endless. For example, you can interview a series of experts in your topic to provide a more comprehensive and in-depth program for your readers (Audio programs in the personal development market is one such good example!). You can leverage on videos to package products that you can sell for $97 – $197. This will easily leapfrog you to a 5-figures Internet business!

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DreamHost Best Working Coupon Codes

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Remember that promo discount codes are valid for new customers only.

I will keep this DreamHost discount codes list updated and will include new coupons if I find an offer better than the listed above. Happy savings!

Subliminal Messaging for a Better You

An endearing quality of the human species is our quest to constantly improve. To help us in this quest, we have tried a variety of methods; subliminal messaging is just one of them.

First popularized by the advertising industry, this method has fallen in disfavor in the advertising world. Trying to sell a product by appealing to the subconscious levels of the mind has become very unpopular these days. However, in the area of self-help and personal development, it is an ever widening field that is fast gaining a wide following. Subliminal messaging products include CDs, MP3s, computer software, tapes, and self-help books and other literature. The topics include personal finance and wealth, health and well-being, and various life skills.

Examples of the self-help issues being tackled are:

•             Losing weight
•             Fighting stress
•             Attracting success and prosperity
•             Getting rid of addictions and phobias
•             Building confidence and self esteem
•             Building a successful relationship

How does it work?

It is said that people are more susceptible to suggestive stimuli at an unconscious or a subconscious level. In this method, short but significant texts or images are flashed in split-second moments onscreen. Auditory messages of a positive nature are concealed in tapes and CDs. In advertising, hidden images were imbedded in posters and other print advertisements. These visual and auditory hints are indistinguishable by the conscious brain. However, the subconscious brain evidently has no trouble seeing or hearing and assimilating these subliminal messaging signals.

Learn the art of subliminal persuation to increase your sales and discover the amazing effectiveness of the method.

How to Structure a Follow Up Email Series

Marketers the world over use follow up autoresponders to increase sales. But, many struggle to write a compelling message series. Don’t let that keep you from your share of the profits! Print and follow these instructions; you’ll soon be following up with finesse.

(Examples in this article use the fictional product “Green Garden Lawn Fertilizer”. Any similarity to actual products is unintended and coincidental.)

Message 1 – Big Benefits:

Many of the sales resulting from your follow up series will come after the very first message. Keep this message short. Just take 500 or so words to flesh out a handful of your biggest benefits. For example, part of the Green Garden Lawn Fertilizer company’s first message might read:

“A Lush Lawn:
Green Garden Fertilizer will give you a lush lawn in just 2 weeks! Density will increase up to 50%…”

“No More Brown:
Watch your lawn become 3-5 shades greener with regular treatments”

Message 2 – Establish a Need:

Use your second message to explain why your product is necessary. First, lay out the situation leading to a need for your product. Then, show that your product will meet that need. For instance:

“Lawns across the country are looking dull. Homeowners water and mow to no avail. But, not those who use Green Garden Fertilizer! They’ve created lush, beautiful lawns”

Message 3 – Tool Talk:

In your third message, show the lead how he will go about actually using your product. Detail any tools or supporting material that you offer. In the case of our fictional Green Garden Fertilizer, part of this message might read:

“This treatment is a cinch: Simply attach the included diffuser to the end of your garden hose, creating a sprinkler. Run the sprinkler for 15 minutes each week. You will see an improvement after just one treatment!”

Message 4 – The Wildcard:

Customize message four for your unique product. Try one of these ideas:

* Have a customer case study? This is a great place for it.

* Selling complimentary products? Detail one of them here.

* Selling a real-world product? Explain shipping / tracking now.

* Have a bricks and mortar office? Invite the prospect to visit. Include directions.

* Are you personally a visible part of your brand? Include your bio here.

Message 5 – Questions? Comments?:

Your lead may be waiting to purchase until you explain one particular thing. By asking outright, you can speed the sales cycle to a close.

Start the fifth message by asking your prospect if he has any questions. Give him several ways to reach you, and include your hours of operation and time zone.

Take the rest of the fifth message to answer some of the questions your prospects ask most often.

For instance:

“Are you excited about the lush lawn you’ll have with Green Garden Fertilizer? I hope so! Let me go over some questions our customers have asked in the past”

Message 6 – Testimonials:

With your sixth message, show off your satisfied customers. Choose several of your best testimonials, and list them here. Look for quotes from customers who are obviously excited about your product, but that still sound believable. For instance, choose:

“I’m thrilled with my Green Garden Fertilizer! Just two weeks, and my lawn looks better than it has in years.”

Instead of:

“Green Garden Fertilizer is miraculous! It turned my back lot into a rolling meadow in days – and that lot is PAVED!”

(The testimonials in this article are made up examples. All of your testimonials, however, must be real. Fabricating testimonials is illegal.)

Message 7 – Last Chance:

Your final message serves as one last reminder of your product.Briefly reiterate its most impressive features. Then, throw in a few testimonials or a very short case study. Round out this message with your contact information. Our example product’s final message might read:

“Over the past several weeks, you’ve heard about how Green Garden Fertilizer can turn your lawn around. Customer Dusty Dan tried it, and he says, ‘My lawn has never looked better…’”

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