You Select My DC 9-50 First Class Seat This Week

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Last week I shared how I’ll be flying one of Delta’s Vintage DC 9 in the near future. This plane is so old (been in service flying for over 30 years) it is about to be retired. Some could even say the plane is older than them.

But the planes are still flying and I’ll be flying it very soon. And I received one of those “Your Upgrade Is Now Confirmed” emails so I’ll be flying in first class thanks to my Delta Platinum Medallion member status.

For the first time ever, Points, Miles & Martinis readers can select my seat. Frequently Flying has a vintage seat map series where he asks readers to share which seat they’d pick. And this got me thinking…how can we take this further 🙂

We are going one step further to let you select our seat. Simply choose from the available First Class seats and I’ll fly in the seat with the most amount of votes.

I’ve added a poll to this article where you can cast your vote. Simply select your entry and click “vote“, that is it. At the end of the poll (Monday at 8 AM) I’ll select the seat with the most votes. If it isn’t available I’ll go to the seat with the next highest amount of votes. Then I’ll share my review of what will likely be my last flight ever on the DC 9 since the planes will be retired by early 2014.


You can select my seat. What will it be?

Which Seat Should I Fly On The DC 9-50 This Week

  • Seat 3 A (38%, 37 Votes)
  • Seat 1 A (19%, 19 Votes)
  • Seat 4 B (16%, 16 Votes)
  • Seat 1 D (13%, 13 Votes)
  • Seat 4 D (13%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 98

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  1. I fly DC-9-50 at least once a week on my may from Jackson to LGA. It is commonly used on the JAN/ATL run.

    Row 1 is very short of leg room and like all bulk head seats, has no storage on the floor.

    Row 4 reclines into a curtain. I always pick Row 2 (I get my drink sooner than row 3) but with what your choices are, take 3A.


  2. Like Chris, I take the JAN-ATL flight with some frequency. The plane might be older than I am, but it’s not a regional jet, so win.

    WSJ had an article about Delta flying older jets profitably. Think it’s behind the paywall now.

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