Review: Delta Airlines 737-900ER Main Cabin Seattle to Detroit

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After spending about 5 hours in the Delta SkyClub, I made the 5-minute walk to the gate. With a midnight departure, the terminal as virtually empty. By the time I arrived boarding was already in progress with their premium and SkyPriority zone. After waiting a little longer, my zone, zone 2, finally started boarding.

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Our aircraft

 

SEA-DTW

1/27/18

Boeing 737-900ER

 

 

 

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Seats (photo was taken after the flight)

 

Here’s a look at Delta’s economy seat. I forgot to take a picture of the seat back but there was a high definition TV and a USB port right below that. To the bottom of the seat under the seat pocket and to the left there was a fully functioning power plug which is great! I was seated in seat 34F

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seat

Now to the seat, the seat back padding was plush and comfortable, the seat cushion was decent, headrest was plush, and was an overall great seat for 4 hours in economy class. I love that Delta provided a blanket for this flight as it was a red-eye flight. I flew Delta’s 737-900 first class seat last year and now I’m flying their 737-900 in economy so this should complete my reviews of Delta’s 737-900 hard product.

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at gate

Considering this was a red-eye flight, and everyone including myself wanted to sleep, this review will be relatively short review focusing mainly on the hard product which was already covered.

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Departure from SEA
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Departure from SEA

I was glad to see that Delta attempted to offer service to those awake after takeoff. The attempted service included a variety of snacks and a non-alcoholic drink of choice. I declined as I was trying to get sleep.

After a roughly 3 hour sleep (the flight was 30 minutes early) I was awakened by the bright cabin lights being turned on.

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Detroit

We touched down about 30 minutes ahead of schedule and had a fairly short taxi to the gate.

 

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arrival
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parked

Overall, for what the flight should have been, it exceeded my expectations. For a domestic economy red-eye, a blanket, snacks, and a good seat are also you can really ask for. Maybe a pillow would have been good, but given all the amenities they already provided, Delta did a great job. Shame they aren’t a part of star alliance.

 

 

 

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