First Class On Regional Jet?

Old Dec 4, 09, 2:29 pm
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First Class On Regional Jet?

Hey guys,

I just had to change my flights next week. One of my legs involves a regional jet(DTW-BDL)......boooo.

To my surprise I got an upgrade notice though! I didn't know Delta (NWA) had any regional jets with first class. It looks liek its a CRJ900 from what my research shows.

Has anyone ever flown the first class in these flights? Do you still get meal service?

Thanks for your help!
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Old Dec 4, 09, 2:36 pm
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The CRJ-900s have 1x2 first class seating. It's a pretty good ride.

http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Del...air_CRJ900.php

What kind of meal service were you expecting on a 549 mile flight?
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Old Dec 4, 09, 2:41 pm
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It has Breakfast listed as service on the flight. I was just wondering if it was the same breakfast service you get on the bigger flights.
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Old Dec 4, 09, 2:43 pm
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I think those are the jets that serve the Delta Shuttle and between LGA and MDW. I was served the turkey sandwich and drinks last May. The seats are comfortable.

Someone posted a lengthy review here on FT, with pictures, of the LGA-MDW flight.
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Here's the link

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...ip-report.html

Looks like a cold breakfast, mate.
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In some cases I find the FC seats on the CR900 are more comfortable than some mainline A/C FC seats. If only the rest of the RJ experience didn't apply to the 900's...
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CRJ-900s

Sure, the CRJ-900s are nice and comfortable and new. The service is a little more attentive. I have not had the meal service to date. Got to say the overhead bin issues are still terrible, but so long as I have to fly regional, I might as well enjoy soft seats and free booze.
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Agree with everyone on the seats and on the bin issues. I don't understand why that can't make the A side bins in F bigger. They are useless except for storing unwanted blankets. They are bigger in Y.

Originally Posted by spike9949085 View Post
It has Breakfast listed as service on the flight. I was just wondering if it was the same breakfast service you get on the bigger flights.
DTW-BDL is well under the 900 miles required to get a meal. Where are you seeing Breakfast as the meal?
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Old Dec 4, 09, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by billcash3 View Post
Sure, the CRJ-900s are nice and comfortable and new. The service is a little more attentive. I have not had the meal service to date. Got to say the overhead bin issues are still terrible, but so long as I have to fly regional, I might as well enjoy soft seats and free booze.
Not only for storing your luggage but also for smashing your head into as you crawl into the "D" seat. F on CRJ beats Y but it's hardly a "first-class" experience.
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Fly the CRJ all the time. First class is a comfortable ride. Breakfast normally has been a bowl of fruit, cup of yogurt, bagel or croissant, and a bowl of cereal.
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
What kind of meal service were you expecting on a 549 mile flight?
I don't know, the same full meal service that UA offers on 549 mile flights?

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Old Dec 4, 09, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by spike9949085 View Post
It has Breakfast listed as service on the flight. I was just wondering if it was the same breakfast service you get on the bigger flights.
Regrets, but the sole CR9 flight DTW-BDL next week departs at 10:15AM and doesn't show breakfast service on delta.com nor nwa.com in First. This flight is both outside the breakfast departure hour and flight distance for breakfast cited here (although there are exceptions):

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...-thread-9.html

If you're flying after the 12th I can tell you what I was served.
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Originally Posted by spike9949085 View Post
Hey guys,

I just had to change my flights next week. One of my legs involves a regional jet(DTW-BDL)......boooo.

To my surprise I got an upgrade notice though! I didn't know Delta (NWA) had any regional jets with first class. It looks liek its a CRJ900 from what my research shows.

Has anyone ever flown the first class in these flights? Do you still get meal service?

Thanks for your help!
Grab 1A...you will be a fan for life.
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I have always been impressed with the level of service and comfort on the CRJ-900. I even sent a well done via dl.dum on my last flight from SFO to SLC.

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