Delta MD88 – First Class Row 2


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On August 27, 2012
Last modified:July 3, 2014


Airline: Delta Airlines
Aircraft: MD88
Row:  2   Seat: A
Class: First

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Legroom - Delta MD88 Row 2

Set your knees (sort of) free. From seat 2A of a Delta MD88.

The Seat: The seats up in front of this Delta MD88 appear to be stripped from one of the airline partner’s tiny regional jets…Actually a hair less seat width than what you’ll find on an Embraer 175 according to SeatGuru. Still, You should find the center console to be large enough, even if you suffer from (Jake Redman-like) proximity issues, (keeping the other-seat neighbor from elbowing into your space). Legroom is about an inch more generous than aboard Delta’s single-aisle Airbus planes (A319/A320).

Food: Salads and wraps seem to be the choice of recent flight memory. Another chicken salad was crispy, fresh and acceptably flavorful.

Service: Flight attendants were attentive and friendly.

Summary: (Bulkhead) row 1 seems more generous than on Delta’s older configuration of this plane but the best stretching out is done with bags stowed over head and a reclined seat in rows 2-4. With slightly more legroom and slightly less seat width than you’ll find aboard similar Delta jets we’re lukewarm on these seats.

Rating: 3 hops (of 5)

Strategy: Increasingly rare space-available upgrades-for-purchase may be offered at the kiosk or gate. Delta SkyMiles elite members get upgrades first. Try pricing out a first class flight, when booking; You may be surprised by a relatively reasonable fare on competitive routes.

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