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Delta Embraer 175 – First Class (Bulkhead) Seat 1D

Jake Redman July 9, 2012 10

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Embraer 175

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On July 9, 2012
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Airline: Delta Airlines – Delta Connection
Aircraft: Embraer 175 (E175)
Row:  1   Seat: D
Class: First (Bulkhead)

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Aboard the Delta Embraer 175 comfort in first is good for a regional.
Shoe-gazing is so 90’s…So let’s look out the window of this Delta Connection Embraer 175 (E175).

The Seat:  Legroom in this first class seat aboard a Delta Connection Embraer 175  is about as generous as I’ve seen aboard a regional jet. Seat width comes up slightly short of what you’d find aboard a larger single-aisle aircraft in first. The middle console adds the needed elbow room in case you’ve hot an armrest hog of a neighbor. The “A” seats in first are alone so if you’re solo and can grab one, You’ll have both window and aisle access. In First aboard this Delta Embraer 175 comfort is king.

Food: I”m normally surprised to get anything other than pretzel twists and half a twix bar aboard regional jets, but 2 meal choices?! Wow. When did Delta Connection get so Delta? There was a sandwich choice that I had to send back because it had avocado on it (I’m allergic) and there was the salad I ended up with. Everything tasted fresh and is enough to fill you up if you’re working with a normal appetite.

Summary: This is about the opposite experience (regionally speaking) as you’d find aboard the E175’s older sibling the tiny E-145. The larger size of the newer plane makes for a better experience in any class, but my how first class has evolved on mini-jets.

Rating: 4 hops (of 5)

Strategy:  Delta Airlines Medallion (elite) SkyMiles members get unlimited space-available upgrades. Arrive early to the airport and check in at the kiosk to see if Delta is selling upgrades to first. Good luck!

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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. Neal Roscoe via Facebook on July 9, 2012

    FA’s are supposed to remove those cups and other materials prior to serving.

  2. Neal Roscoe via Facebook on July 9, 2012

    FA’s are supposed to remove those cups and other materials prior to serving.

  3. George Kastanas on August 27, 2012

    I have to agree that the ERJ-175 has better legroom also in economy . Compared to those ERJ-145 very cramp.. and feeling a bit tight in them… Good work Jake!!

  4. ami on November 1, 2012

    FYI Medallion (elite) get upgrade 6 days before the flight for free 95% of the time
    (Amex centurion member)

  5. Gmoney on April 23, 2014

    Jake, I’m a little claustrophobic and, because of their tight configuration, have avoided regional jets for years. I’m considering giving them another try and am contemplating taking a 2-hour flight on a Delta Embraer 170 or 175. Aside from the seat reveiw, which was excellent, what is the overall feel of the cabin? I normally fly the Airbus A319/320 or the Boeing 737’s.

    • modhop on April 24, 2014

      Gmoney – A Embraer 170/5 is a good step, I think. You’ll likely find that it feels a lot less cramped and a little more like a larger single aisle jet. At 2 hours it’s a good sample flight to see if you’re comfortable with it. Let us know how it goes!

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