Airplane McDonnell Douglas Douglas MD88 (M88) Delta Air Lines has 3 classes on board with total of 149 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|first||37||19.6||1 - 4||16|
|delta comfort+||34||16.79||10 - 14||25|
|economy||31 - 33||16.79||15 - 36||108|
I am a 5'4" small person. My knees were touching the seat pocket of the seat in front of me. My 14"-wide roll-on bag would not fit under the seat.
The spacing between rows 13 and 14 was visibly less than the spacing between rows 10-11, 11-12, and 12-13; while row 14 is designated (and priced) as Comfort+, there is little to no more legroom than standard economy. If you're paying (dollars or miles) for Comfort+, avoid row 14.
I read all the comments before my flight, and this plane was in fine shape. Seat 20E was 17" wide at least, maybe 17.5. I'm 5' 10" and I had about 3" of knee space, no worries. "Loud plane?" Not from where I sat, it was actually one the quietest flights I've had recently! I sat in 29E on the return trip, DSM-ATL, and ditto, it was not overly loud at all.
17D and 17E have less than normal legroom for main cabin seating
Surprised to be an MD-88. My first thought was, they are still flying these crates? As a small person I didn't feel cramped by the engine noise was extreme even with earbuds. Decent movie selection via the app. FA was solicitous in getting me hot tea with milk as there was only coffee and water served. Ridiculous boarding procedure. I was a "basic" fare and had to wait nearly 40 minutes to board.
This seat has a short seatbelt
This seat has a short seatbelt.
This is the smallest seat, with the least amount of legroom that I have ever flown on. The legroom was so cramped that I had to yank my carryon through the row just to get it to the seat. None of us in the row could use armrest because the seats are so narrow we needed the extra space. Horrible experience, I will avoid this aircraft at all costs going forward.
Seat was comfortable. Flight staff were excellent
This seat at the front was very comfortable and roomy! You are close to the galley and lavatory activity and can sometimes hear the auto-pilot call out to the pilots. I was not bothered by any of this but it could prove bothersome to other travelers.
It's not just row 1, all first class seats have tray tables in the arms rather than on the seatback in front of you. As a person of some girth (5'10", 300 lbs), I was still able to use my tray comfortably, but YMMV.
Inconsistent sizing on 2C's seat belt. Could not find any difference in jet version/generation, but flight from DAY to ATL, 2C's belt was a full 6 inches shorter than 2D, and I had to request an extender. For ATL to DAY, they were the same length. Unsure if this is due to previous belt damage, improper replacement, or what, but worth noting. When you pay for First Class to get more room and avoid the humiliation of asking for an extender, it stinks having to ask anyhow.
Flew this seat from ATL to BWI. Plenty of space, although the space under the seat in front of me was lacking. Good legroom, AC power. Plane is getting a little long in the tooth, though the interior has been recently refitted.
13C does have power and plenty of legroom. The seatmap doesn't show power, but it definitely had it. Great Comfort Plus seat.
Rows 10, 11,and 12 are extra-cost, extra-legroom. Rows 13 and 14 are extra-cost BUT NO extra-legroom. Nothing but argument from the Delta customer service representative. The on-board flight attendant said "MD88s dont have that many extra-legroom seats...most people buy these seats for the extra liquor." My flight was at 10AM.
typical airplane seat. one caveat though - there is ac power, but i used it with my ipad mini 2 and it drained the battery. so keep that in mind if you have a similar device. that aside, its a pretty good comfort seat. id buy for sure.
26F is slightly narrower than an average seat. The seat has a full separation under the armrest, but more importantly the seatbealt is shorter which may cause an issue for customers of size.
I bought comfort + and these seats are marked comfort + on chart. But the knee room is same as economy, and very tight. This one row is clearly mismarked as comfort + and I now have to take up getting a refund with delta corporate. The rest of the comfort+ seats have much more leg room. Luckily I took scaled pictures. DO NOT CHOOSE THIS ROW!
Avoid this plane if possible. This is a VERY old plane with EXTREMELY noisy engines. Row 32 is right in front of the engine so a lot of noise/vibration. It seemed like the plane and my seat were shaking from the engine the whole flight.
Flight was on tail number N692DL. Was in 26D and the arm rest for these seats was solid and could not be raised like the belonged to the exit row. Also the site says the seat pitch reduces toward the back of the plane however I had no issue with legroom (had some to spare even) in row 26 and 27 being 6' 3". On other MD88 flights i've been rows 16-18 and been more cramped. I plan on sitting toward the back more on future flights.