Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort – First Impressions

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On a recent trip home from Seattle I had the opportunity to select a flight operated by one of Delta’s many jets. And without question, I chose the newest Jet in their fleet on this route, the 737-900. It turns out I was not alone. Based on the Double MQM promotion offer to or from Seattle, I suspect several folks were flying the route to earn bonus MQMs. On my trip, I headed out to have dinner with friends at Radiator Whiskey downtown.

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The 4:30 am wake up call came too soon, but thankfully I found the brand spanking new Starbucks machine at the Seattle Sky Club, a huge enhancement for the business traveler, and was perked up and ready in no time for my first flight on Delta’s newest jet.

Starbucks Coffee In Delta Sky Club

Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort Boarding

Boarding came and I didn’t clear the upgrade lottery. But I’m a Delta Platinum Elite member so I was able to select an Economy Comfort seat and boarded early.

Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort Boarding

Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort Seat

I selected seat 11 A in Economy Comfort. Certainly not my first choice, I would have much preferred 10 A because the curtain divider between Economy Comfort (new Comfort Plus) and First Class means that seat has the best leg room in all of economy.

The first thing I noticed was the slim line seats. They felt very comfortable, sturdy and gave plenty of space.

Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort Seat

The next thing I noticed was the slick new entertainment screens. Not only did they have a large screen, but they also had a USB power adapter just under the screen, perfect for charging your iPhone, iPad or other device on this long flight.

Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort Entertainment System

The seat back in front of you is very ergonomical and nothing protruded or sagged into your leg space.

Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort Seat Back

Overall, the Economy Comfort seat is very comfortable. I’ll select this jet just because of the seat.

Delta 737-900ER Take Off From Seattle

We took off pre-dawn and the city lights were still on because the sun hadn’t risen yet.

Delta 737-900ER Seattle to Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Seattle to Atlanta

Not long after we got up in the air, you could see the sunrise over theCascades Mountains in the distance.

Delta 737-900ER Seattle to Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Seattle to Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort Entertainment System

The flight was long so the entertainment system and inflight wifi were much appreciated. I first pulled up the flight map while I was taking care of some emails using the wifi.

Delta 737-900ER Seattle to Atlanta

Then I settled back for a nice movie and then another. It was easy to watch a few movies on this longer flight, especially with the larger screen.

Delta 737-900ER Seattle to Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Cabin Lighting

The lights were dimmed for this early morning flight, and you’ll see in the photos below just how cool the new mood lighting is on this 737-900ER.

Delta 737-900ER Cabin Lighting

A cool shade of blue gently lit up the cabin.

Delta 737-900ER Cabin Lighting

Delta 737-900ER Cabin Lighting

Delta 737-900ER Economy Comfort Flight

Some people may disagree with my seat choice. A window seat on a long 4+ hour flight doesn’t make sense for everyone. I don’t get claustrophobic and have no problem asking the person on the aisle or middle seat to please excuse me from the seat when needed. The biggest reason I chose the window seat is for the entertainment system right outside the window. Check out the views on this long transcon flight from Seattle.

Delta 737-900ER Seattle To Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Seattle To Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Seattle To Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Seattle To Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Seattle To Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Seattle To Atlanta

Delta 737-900ER Seattle To Atlanta

If that’s not reason enough to select the window seat, then I don’t know what is.

Bottom Line

The Delta 737-900 is the newest Jet in Delta’s fleet and it shows. From the lighting, to the entertainment systems to the slim line seats, the aircraft is just a fantastic way to cross the country in economy comfort. You can find this jet flying around the country including some longer flights from Delta’s hubs including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle and more.

Have you flown one of Delta’s new 737-900’s yet? What did you think, especially when compared to the 717, MD88 and other smaller jet’s Delta operates. I know every time I have the opportunity to fly this jet with Delta I will. How about you?

Delta 737-900ER Seattle To Atlanta

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  1. This plane is horrible. Way too many people jam packed into way too little space. I am absolutely terrified of flying coach on this plane.

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