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Delta Comfort Plus Row 5 aboard a CRJ-900 | Video

Jake Redman August 10, 2015 1

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Airline: Delta Airlines (operated by Endeavor Air)
Aircraft: CRJ-900
Seat maps: SeatGuru
Seat Info: Seats 5A | 5B | 5C | 5D
Class: Delta Comfort Plus

Seat(s): These former “Economy Comfort” seats, might look slightly different as “Delta Comfort Plus” seats but are essentially the same product with a new name. The re-branding hasn’t affected the stingy width, with the armest-housed tray table eating (roughly) the .2 from the 17.2″ wide seat or the generous leg room. Behind first class with no bulkhead wall, there plenty of room for your legs to stretch.

Seats 5A and 5B in Delta Comfort Plus aboard a CRJ-900.
A and B seats in Delta Comfort Plus aboard the CRJ900 have just a single first class seat in front of them. B-seaters benefit from a little extra legroom but are easily brushed and bumped by galley carts and boarding passengers.

If you’re in the window seat (5A or 5D) you might notice the curvature of the airplane impeding a small fraction of your floor space but it’s a fairly insignificant obstacle. In 5B you benefit from there being just one first class seat in front of your seat pair, allowing you to stretch into the first class aisle but also exposes you to boarding passengers and galley carts, knees and toes beware.

Tech/Connectivity/Entertainment:  You’ll have to rely on the quick charge you got from the outlet you scored at the gate because there’s no power back here. While you’re charged, enjoy go-go wi-fi for a fee or stream on-board entertainment via Delta Studio on your compatible device.

View from row 5 in Delta Comfort Plus aboard this CRJ-900 operated by Compass Airlines
There’s on-board streaming of movies, TV and more here in Delta Comfort Plus and all cabins aboard this CRJ-900. Your other option? Window.

Food: You may witness an actual meal aboard your flight but it will be for the seats right in front of you. Back here, you’ll be offered a selection of free and paid snacks while premium drinks are complimentary for you here in Comfort Plus.

Service: It was a good day for service aboard this short hop. After weather delays kept us out of the NYC area and stuck at CVG for the night, we were surprised to get a full row of seats, great service on the ground and in the air.

Rating: 3 hops (of 5)

Route Flown for this review: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) – Newark (EWR)

How we got em’: This was a one-way award booked using Delta Sky Miles that started in Dallas and ended with this connecting flight at CVG. We snagged economy seats for 12.500 miles and paid roughly $20 for the upgrade to Delta Comfort Plus on this segment.

Here’s our review from the A/B side:

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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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