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Video | Delta Economy Comfort A330-300 Row 13

Jake Redman April 7, 2014 13 1


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On April 7, 2014
Last modified:April 7, 2014

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Seat(s): Never fans of the name “slimline” we were a little anxious about sitting in what were newly-installed Economy Comfort seats aboard this Delta A330-300. It turns out we didn’t find them to be uncomfortable at all, although it could be imagined that someone “of size” might feel the mechanics of the seat a little more with the thinner (but more “advanced”) cushioning…

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/91245350[/vimeo]

Airline: Delta
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Seat maps: Delta | SeatGuru
Seat Info: Row 13, Seats H-J
Class: Economy Comfort (Economy with added legroom & recline)

There’s some extra recline here but don’t be surprised when you find out how little “up to 50% more recline” than regular economy, actually is. The big sell is the added few inches of legroom which can make a world of difference if you’re a few inches taller than average…or me.

Tech/Connectivity/Entertainment: Among the legacy US carriers we think Delta has done a better job of introducing new entertainment options, or at least copying them. The personal TV’s throughout Delta Economy Comfort and plain ol’ Delta Economy come loaded with a very good variety of movies, TV programs including cable network (HBO, Showtime) originals, games and more. From playlists to flight maps, there’s enough to keep you busy for awhile.

Power? No more creeping around your neibhors legs trying to find a power outlet underneath and between your two seats. Outlets are now facing you and in between the seats in front of you. If it’s not enough, get some low-powered juice from the USB port attached to your personal screen.

On our trip wi-fi wasn’t something Delta offered on this aircraft, normally used for overseas flights.

Food: We were able to endure the chicken dish served alongside a rectangular block of potatos but what neither the Ms. or I could stomach was the processed taste of the rich and overprocessed-tasting “panoz’ vegetariano”. To us it seemed like a sad school-lunch attempt at a veggie calzone. Our advice: Ask for several packs of Biscoff cookies to tide you over until dinner at home.

Service: My wife used her own energy and breath to compliment the service on this flight. That’s like winning the Academy Award for service and should be accepted as such. I only wish I had written down the names of our flight attendants so that I could send them an engraved plaque (or at least something engraved from “Things Remembered“). I agree with her too. This team was chipper and ready to serve and we surely appreciated it.

Rating: 4 hops (of 5).

Route Flown for this review: Amsterdam (AMS) – New York/Newark (EWR)

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  1. Nikhil on May 14, 2014

    Nice review. But in the written description and the title, you say row 11 and in the video you say row 13. Which one is it?

  2. Nikhil on May 14, 2014

    Thank you. The window was indeed my concern. I am going to be flying on this and thanks to you, I changed my seat from 13 to 11. 🙂 Cheers!

  3. Nikhil on May 14, 2014

    Jake, Do you happen to know about the A330-200 seat map (example DL171 from MSP to CDG)? Is the row 13 on this flight also missing a window?
    I’d greatly appreciate your response.

    • Jake Redman on May 15, 2014

      Hi again, I’m not as certain about the -200 but I found a walkthrough video that might help. At about 2:45 the camera pans back to economy comfort seating. Unless I’m missing something, it appears that there’s no windowless seat as on the -300. Here’s a link if you want to have a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWTb3eWxXGo

      I have yet to see it for myself but it looks good for window lovers.

  4. Stephen Kelly on May 27, 2014

    Hi Jake, thanks for great review. I was about to book 13a and very glad to have the no-window warning – i want a good window.
    Do you know if the window seats have less legroom because of equipment boxes under the seat in front? (i read that somewhere)
    What rows in Economy Comfort would you recommend for a good window that you can actually see out of comfortably while sitting? cheers stephen

  5. Sam Hondros on June 2, 2014

    Hey, i always watch your reviews, and you are very informative. Now, i’m flying out later this week, and i have a regular economy seat. Now, i’m a big guy and dont really want to inconvenience the people near me. Do you think i sould upgrade to business class?

  6. Aeroman380 on November 30, 2014

    Thanks for reviewing this seat! We are flying it from MSP – AMS and it was the only EC left. If we didn’t take it then we wouldn’t have sat together! Thanks again. I am glad you highlighted the good experience from the FAs. It is good to know there are good ones out there.

  7. skyTroxx on August 12, 2015

    Thanks for the review. I´m a long year LH customer, but with all their change in long distance flights, especially GER-USA, i have to choose a new “carrier” for our trips to the US.
    I booked MUC-ATL for my first time with Delta (ok, had a bad experience 15 years ago) with an upgrade to Delta Comfort+ for 109$ each/way/peson. 11J/H are for us and i can not wait to try this out!!!

    • modhop on August 12, 2015

      Delta’s Comfort+ seats, while not any wider than a typical economy seat, are great if you’re a little taller and might take advantage of the free drinks and upgraded snacks. Hope you have a great flight…Cheers!

      • skyTroxx on August 12, 2015

        Right! The more legroom is one of the reason. With 190cm you need more space. And of course, free drinks are always great!!! Thanks

  8. BarnesK on September 9, 2015

    Has anyone ever flown on the delta airbus a330-300 and sat in row 13 seat j? I am concerned about not having a window. I would like to know if I am able to use that window or is it primarily for the person in the row in front of me?

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