staralliance38
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Seating Advice Needed (DL MD-88 And 738)

Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:39 am

Ninety-nine days from now, I will start my trip to the Global Youth Forum in Atlanta, GA. Satisfying my parents' demands, I'm only allowed to fly the direct routes. That being said, FL and DL were my only options. I will be flying:

DL2449: PHF-ATL
MD-88, Seat 20E

DL1286: ATL-ORF
B738, Seat 22A

I would like to know if these are great seats in terms of a window and views of the wings please. I especially like the wings of the 738, so I hope 22A is a good seat. I may be able to change again, so please reply if you can!

Thanks!
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RE: Seating Advice Needed (DL MD-88 And 738)

Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:39 am

DL's seat maps are generally pretty good about indicating which rows are over the wing and which ones are not. Also, a good reference guide is SeatGuru.com. This will help you avoid seats that won't recline, lack windows in "window seats", have a little extra legroom, etc.

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
DL2449: PHF-ATL
MD-88, Seat 20E

Here you will be right at the leading edge of the wing. If you wish to sit at the trailing edge to have a better view of the flaps and such, I've sat in 29E before and it's pretty good. Just a heads up - the farther back you go, the louder it will be on the MD-88. Stick to the E side, as not only is the 2 side of the 3-2 configuration better, but the seats on this side also offer a little bit more legroom. (Once you get onboard, you will notice as you move back, the rows no longer align)

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
DL1286: ATL-ORF
B738, Seat 22A

22A is right at the trailing edge of the wing on the 737-800. My guess is you won't be able to get seats ahead of the wing since those will probably be blocked off as "Preferred Seats" for Medallions and Full Y passengers and those seats won't be available until the day of departure when you check-in. If you do move forward, avoid 13A since that seat is missing a window.

One last piece of advice: switch to the DEF side on the return flight. The reason is heading south, with the E seat, you will see everything west of your flight path. On your return trip heading north, if you are in the A seat, you will see the west side again. Just a recommendation there.
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RE: Seating Advice Needed (DL MD-88 And 738)

Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:17 pm

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 1):
22A is right at the trailing edge of the wing on the 737-800. My guess is you won't be able to get seats ahead of the wing since those will probably be blocked off as "Preferred Seats" for Medallions and Full Y passengers and those seats won't be available until the day of departure when you check-in. If you do move forward, avoid 13A since that seat is missing a window.

As far as I know, I will be able to choose a seat forward. I was originally at 13C and moved back in the interest of getting a wing view. Any idea which E seat on the 738 to get?
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RE: Seating Advice Needed (DL MD-88 And 738)

Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:49 pm

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 2):
As far as I know, I will be able to choose a seat forward. I was originally at 13C and moved back in the interest of getting a wing view. Any idea which E seat on the 738 to get?

Don't select an E seat. E is a Middle-Seat on the 737-800. You want an F seat. 13F will be right behind the leading edge of the wing. All seats in economy that are ahead of the wing will have your view partially blocked by the engine though. Personally, I like 22A/F on the 737-800.
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