Airline Seats

Delta Airlines | 757-200 Vers. 1 (757)| Seat 19F

Jake Redman February 13, 2009 4

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Airline: Delta
Aircraft: 757-200
Seat: 19F
Class: Economy (premium / elite seat)

Notes: Delta has an ever-growing collection of 757 configurations. With at least 4 different seatmaps and more with the addition of NWAs 75’s, picking a seat can be a little confusing. For easier reference, this particular layout is referred to as “version 2” at and can be identified by it’s missing A thru C seats in row 19.

The aisle and middle seats D and E are the best choices for legroom. Seat F (my seat for this trip) is acceptable but the exit door protrudes into the space in front of you so you have to navigate your legs around it to get comfortable. As with any exit row seat it’s important to either dress warm or grab a blanket or two from the flight attendant as it can get cold by the door. There’s a lavatory directly in front of you but there’s so much space in between that congregating passangers don’t pose much of a problem.

Summary: If you’re taller and think the exit slide might make it an uncomfortable ride, then chose seats D or E. Boarding and deplaning are a snap as the boarding door is just opposite this row. Worth paying a little extra for if you’re given the choice.

Rating:3 hops (of 5).

How I got it: Delta Silver Medallion Status. Also may be available for purchase as a “Coach Choice” seat for a small fee 24 hours before your flight (if available).

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Modhop Host & Founder Jake Redman brings years of global exploration and travel tips to the podcast and our videos at Modhop. Jake is also a Producer and Host for SiriusXM.

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    • Jake Redman on February 13, 2009

      Short answer, Yes. Delta opens some of their “premium” seats for a fee to non-elite passengers 24 hours before departure. Check out the FAQ at Delta’s site for all the specifics. My reccomendation is to use the “2 or more hour rule”, meaning that paying extra for these seats is usually worth the cost if the flight is more than 2 hours…or if you’ll just want to grab a seat in front so you can make a meeting or connection without having to wait for everyone to deplane.

  1. steve on August 4, 2012

    i think you have this one wrong. seat 19F is behind a two seat row of 18 D & E. so the question is, without a seat in front of it…is this a comfortable seat??

    • Jake Redman on August 4, 2012

      The configuration you’re referring to is the one used on transcontinental flights with Business Elite seating in the front cabin. 19F in that configuration was the very first seat I reviewed for modhop.

      Unfortunately, I didn’t have a video setup at the time and these planes were being used for transatlantic flights so 6 hours to Manchester, UK was near miserable having to angle my legs around a gi-normous exit slide attached to the door. The two seats in front (row 18) look like the better choice.

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