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Delta Airlines First Class Review CRJ-900 | Video

Jake Redman July 6, 2015 3

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Airline: Delta Airlines (operated by Endeavor Air)
Aircraft: CRJ-900
Seat maps: SeatGuru
Seat Info: Seat 4C
Class: First

Seat(s): Just a handful of years ago, while other regional jets were waiting for premium cabins, CRJ900’s like this were already fitted with Delta Airlines First Class Seating. But this isn’t quite the original setup. Fresh leather and a host of modern amenities have been sprinkled into this configuration.

Delta Airlines First Class Seat Width
Your hips will thank this Delta Airlines First Class seat for the hip space.

Width has always been the big bonus with 2+ inches better than economy and a decent center console separating you from your neighbor. Legroom is good here too, but here in the aisle seat there’s an electronics box that your right leg will have to shift around to get full extension. What’s new-ish here are the tech amenities…

Tech/Connectivity/Entertainment:  Certain Delta Airlines First Class cabins aboard CRJ900 aircraft are outfitted with in-seat power like this one, operated by Endeavor Air. Each seat in first gets one outlet.

This configuration is also outfitted with GoGo wi-fi and Delta Connect service that streams movies and TV programming from on-board the plane to your own personal device.

Delta Airlines First Class Meal
Its not a 5-star brunch but is what weve come to expect from a Delta Airlines First Class meal.

Food: The single serving of Cheerios is at most $2. A croissant, small fruit cup and yogurt combine to tack-on (at worst) $7 more so from a neighborhood NYC corner store (think Astoria, Queens…not Times Square). Still, I’m not sure it doesn’t beat the old egg-loaf we used to see more often in domestic first.

Service: We had little need for help on this flight so service was a bit of a non-event. Flight attendants brought food and drinks at the right times but there was no “wow” to the service on this quick hop.

Rating: 3 hops (of 5)

Route Flown for this review: Newark (EWR) – Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP)

How we got em’: To get 2 economy seats around the 2014 Christmas Holiday we attempted to use our yearly-awarded Delta American Express Platinum companion certificate. I screwed up the process and voided the certificate accidentally but fellow Boarding Area pal Charlie of Running With Miles bailed us out and let us use his. Christmas was saved. To pile-on the holiday goodness we were able to switch to a flight out of Newark (EWR is much closer to the Modhop Travel Cave than LGA or JFK) AND got a rare operational upgrade.



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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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  1. albert on July 6, 2015

    The 900’s always had an F cabin, both with old the NW Airlink jets as well as DL Connection. They added F to the 700’s probably 5 years ago. The 900’s without F would have violated scope clauses at both DL and NW.

    • modhop on July 6, 2015

      Thanks for the correction Albert. I made an adjustment to the language at the top of the text review.

      [The original text review contained language that implied that Delta marketed CRJ900s had at one time been without first class.]

  2. Jimmy J on July 6, 2015

    You missed a significant difference and something one COULD imagine. The E175/170 > CR9 any day because normal size roller boards fit in the overheads.

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