Frontier Airlines Airbus A319 “Stretch” Seat 1D

Aircraft::
Airbus A319

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On September 23, 2012
Last modified:October 22, 2012

Summary:

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Airline: Frontier Airlines
Aircraft: Airbus A319
Seat: 1C
Class: “Stretch” (premium) Economy

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Frontier A319 Stretch Bulkhead

The only stretch here is calling this a “Stretch Seat”. Bulkhead row 1 aboard an Airbus A319.

The Seat: That a few major seat-map sites don’t give this  row of “Stretch Seats” aboard a Frontier Airlines Airbus A319 a cautionary grade is puzzling. While there is some additional space between the seat and the bulkhead wall, there’s really not a lot of room for legs to stretch. Add to it that the tray table is in the armrest eating up some seat-width too and You’ll start to question why you coughed up somewhere between $30 and $60 to wedge yourself in here. 

 

Food: I think the ciabatta bread made the turkey sandwich I purchased from Fronteir’s on-board menu a little easier to stomach than the damp, lifeless sandwiches I’ve found on other airlines flights. I had to peel away the super-processed cheese to eliminate the waxy, 3rd grade lunchroom taste, but otherwise a palatable light meal.

Summary: Stretch seating itself isn’t a bad product, but not worth it in row 1. If upgrading, it’s easier to recommend the rows immediately behind this so that you’ll have more space for your legs (provided you’ve stowed your gi-normous backpack overhead and not underneath the seat in front of you).

Rating: 2 hops (of 5)

Strategy: For flights booked at flyfrontier.com you can purchase the upgrade to stretch seating online at any time before the flight. If you booked through a 3rd party (Orbitz, Expedia, travel agent, etc.) You’ll have to call. Frontier’s “Early Returns” premium members can access these seats for free at different times depending upon elite status. The airline’s website who gets what and for how much at their website.

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