Delta Upgrade Experiment First On 737


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In the past I’ve tried Delta upgrade experiments with varying degrees of success. After a few failed attempts at an upgrade, I added the Delta Reserve Credit Card to our wallet in order to gain a higher priority on the upgrade list. I’ve certainly seen my name move higher on the upgrade list as a result, and even snagged a few upgrades I would have otherwise not received. But this week was different, instead of a First Class upgrade, I received a new upgrade experiment first.

Experiment This Week

I find myself on an elite heavy route this Sunday evening. The plane is a 737. I am a Platinum Delta member and have the Delta Reserve card.

Tactics

I selected the largest plane on this route, Delta’s 737. I also purchased a ticket as soon as I knew the routing and only a high priced M fare was left available for me to purchase.

Results

With only hours remaining before departure, I found myself as number 2 on the upgrade list with 4 seats available.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the upgrade and ended as number 2 on the upgrade list. But I did get to experience a new first for me on the 737, a seat in the last row.

Top Reasons To Sit In Last Row On 737

    • Great view from the back row

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    • Seat is close to lavatory in case you drink too much
    • Clear view out of the window with no engine obstructing the view

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    • Can recline your seat because there is no one behind you

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Did I miss any of the great reasons to sit in the last row of an airplane?

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Comments

  1. Welp, I know what happened…Delta’s spies overheard you use the term “peso’s” and they put you on their watch list…

  2. The seats are a bit narrower aince the plane tapers towards the tail of the plane. This is great because it keeps the aisle width consistent front to back!

  3. Yes, when you take off, that feeling like you were just thrown down a flight of stairs. The back of the plane gets it best.

  4. Hi Mowogo – I think I’ll be the last one off the plane for sure.

    Hi DeltaPoints – Ah, that would not be great…yeah…

    Hi PointsObsession – I didn’t know that on the 737, thanks. Looking up towards the front along the windows I can’t tell though.

    Hi JC – It was a very smooth take off tonight. The weather is great. But yes, feel a little tossed around and reminded me I’m in a seat on a plane at 35,000 feet going about 500 mph.

    I’ll add one more.

    Sitting in the back, you can always know the best channel to watch just by scanning the 9 screens in your view from the last row.

    Any other great reasons to sit in the last row that I missed?

  5. I tried this once, on Ethiopian Airways… The fix the last seat of the aircraft to the wall.. Se ther is zero recline. And this was a nightflight.. Not going to take my chances anymore:)

  6. When there’s a galley at the rear of the plane and if I am seated last row, I’ve enjoyed chatting with flight attendants back there after they’ve done their bev service (I dont force it if they aren’t talkative / too tired etc)

  7. When there’s a galley at the rear of the plane and if I am seated last row, I’ve enjoyed chatting with flight attendants back there after they’ve done their bev service (I dont force it if they aren’t talkative / too tired etc). You can learn a lot about the business from them.

  8. “There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane; either you have diarrhea, or you’re anxious to meet people who do” – Henry Kissinger

  9. If the plane isn’t full you may end up with the row to yourself.
    Easier to slip into the lav with a travel partner to Join the mile high club.
    You can pretend your either an air marshall or the gambler so you can keep your back to the wall and keep an eye on everyone.

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