Airline: Sun Country
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
The Seat: The wear and tear on these seats make for a mediocre first impression, but once you’re settled in there’s not much that makes them any different (at least comfort-wise) than most US Domestic carriers. The legroom in this and it’s neighboring seat (1F) is the best in first. If you’re around 6′ tall or less, you should be able to fully extend your legs to the bulkhead and will have no problem getting in and out of your seat if you’re on the window. Seat width is standard with a large enough center console for elbow-space and an additional pull-out beverage “shelf” (I’m at a loss for what to call them…”beverage counter” maybe?). Overall 1D is a comfortable seat with tons legroom and a decent console for beverages and elbow room.
Service: Having flown similar routes on Delta and other airlines in the months surrounding this flight, I would rate the service slightly higher than most. Flight attendants were very helpful and extremely friendly in a neighborly sort of way. (Very much in-line with their “hometown airline” marketing campaign).
Notes: As shown in the accompanying video, seats 1A and 1C in this row are much different in regards to legroom. If you’re taller than average, our recommendation is to avoid them and opt for these seats (1D or 1F) instead. Or another seat in first if they’re not available.
Summary:These are good domestic first class seats. Our service on this flight was good but not quite as strong as our outbound flight which raises some questions in regards to consistency. Regardless a very good experience that rivaled and at times, exceeded that of legacy carriers like Delta or United.
Rating: 4 hops (of 5).
Strategy: Sun Country offers upgrades from most fare classes for a charge of up to $125. Space-available upgrades are offered 24 hours prior to the flight and can purchased when you check in online, at the counter or on-board. Purchasing a first class ticket outright with Sun Country is also considerably cheaper than other airlines in most cases so if you’re looking for a guaranteed seat up-front, this is the way to go.
How we got it: Purchased ticket outright. Saved over $400 over similar non-stop on Delta.