Location: Smoke filled room, TPA and FLL/MIA :UA above Global and MM,AA EX PLAT and 2MM,DL Diamond
Without a doubt 9a follwed by 9c,9b,1a and walking... in that order. There is a huge difference between 1a and 9a. 1a has a fixed outside armrest that does not raise. In additon the leg room is significantly shorter. Row nine has the most leg room you will find on virtually any airplane flying, it is stunning. If they would pad the rock hard butt numbing seats I wouldnt even miss FC on real jets.
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Programs: DL DM, DL MM, UA MM, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond
My fave is 9B. It is a genuine aisle seat with the fancy footroom that cigarman was talking about above and, on my last 10 flights, 9C was only occupied once. Therefore, 90% of the time, I had the double and I have enought butt padding not to have noticed the seat problem that is the subject of cigarman's beef.
Not FC, but certainly better than an ATR or the EMB-120s that were the staple of the X a few years ago.
I fly the EMB-145's CLE-MCI quite a bit, and concur with the lack of padding. On those, 1 and 12 are the exit rows, as opposed to 1 and 9. 3 BC are the bulkheads. I try to get into row 12 when possible so I can open my laptop without fear of it being crushed when the guy in front of me drops his seat.