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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.

I am Giving Away Money

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.

I am giving away my new book that teaches how to easily earn over $100 online (yeah, for free!), and I am paying you $0.50 for each of your referrals who download it.

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.

The top 5 affiliates with the best performance will earn prizes!

But it will not be forever. The promotion will start on July 11, 2010 and will end on July 31st, 2010. It will be hot, it will be easy and it will generate a lot of money.

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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.