Delta A321 rear exit row change

Old Nov 17, 18, 10:09 pm
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Delta A321 rear exit row change

Iím in another thread talking about the scenario but I wanted to get feedback on what Iím seeing in seating maps now. I like to sit in row 26 b and c with my wife. We were moved to row 27 e and f which Iím not thrilled about but hey... stuff happens.

However seat guru doesnít show this row as an exit row. But Iím thinking delta now does. In fact my boarding pass indicated that itís an exit row. Can anyone confirm that from experience?

Still frustrated I was moved after check in but trying to make the best of it.
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Old Nov 17, 18, 10:37 pm
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If Delta is showing it as the exit row, it is. This happened to me earlier this year on the A321 and for whatever reason they swapped the plane the day before and row 26 disappeared and I moved to row 27 but it was the same unlimited legroom that row 26 offers
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Old Nov 18, 18, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by Duke787
If Delta is showing it as the exit row, it is. This happened to me earlier this year on the A321 and for whatever reason they swapped the plane the day before and row 26 disappeared and I moved to row 27 but it was the same unlimited legroom that row 26 offers
thank you. Very strange! I did some mock bookings and found about three different configurations of the A321 when it came to that row 26-27 situation. Guess Iíll see in the morning!
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Old Nov 18, 18, 5:18 am
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There are currently 3 configurations with 189/191 and 192 seats. Eventually they will all have 191 seats. Unfortunately I don't have a list of which aircraft have which configuration, nor how long it will take to reconfigure those that need it!
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Old Nov 18, 18, 7:09 am
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I am looking at choosing 27F on the A321. Will this exit window seat be a regular padded main cabin type seat or is it the non-padded exit row seat that are sometimes used in the exit row?
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Old Nov 18, 18, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by sspontak
I am looking at choosing 27F on the A321. Will this exit window seat be a regular padded main cabin type seat or is it the non-padded exit row seat that are sometimes used in the exit row?
can confirm later today but think itís the latter because the video screen is in the armrest
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Old Nov 18, 18, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by mtsublueraider


can confirm later today but think itís the latter because the video screen is in the armrest
Thank you. Have a great flight.
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Old Nov 18, 18, 11:06 am
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I was on one of these A321s a few weeks ago in that exit row (don't recall the row number). When the FA came to brief the exit row she goes: "Whoa, when did we put seats here?". She brought another FA along and he was surprised too. They agreed that they were surprised DL hadn't figured out they could cram those seats in earlier.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 12:47 pm
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Is 26F one of the "variable" seats? I would suspect that picking 27F on the seatmap with no seat in front may be a bad idea if the aircraft that shows up for your flight happens to be one with a 26F in place.
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Old Nov 19, 18, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by sspontak
I am looking at choosing 27F on the A321. Will this exit window seat be a regular padded main cabin type seat or is it the non-padded exit row seat that are sometimes used in the exit row?
It's a regular padded seat if I recall (it was comfortable on RDU - SLC). I believe the non-padded seats are due to FAA requirements for weight support when using the seat to exit and on the A321 the seat itself isn't part of the exit process (because of the giant empty gap in front of it).
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Old Nov 25, 18, 7:54 pm
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Originally Posted by mtsublueraider


can confirm later today but think itís the latter because the video screen is in the armrest
How was 27f in this configuration with no seat in front? I assigned myself this seat for a flight from ATL-LAS tommorow.
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Originally Posted by NCLSEA123


How was 27f in this configuration with no seat in front? I assigned myself this seat for a flight from ATL-LAS tommorow.
I guess you'll find out tomorrow and you can report back here!
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Old Nov 26, 18, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by NCLSEA123


How was 27f in this configuration with no seat in front? I assigned myself this seat for a flight from ATL-LAS tommorow.
It's the best seat on the plane (well I was in 13C today -- front exit row -- and it has less room but free alcohol bc C+) but legroom on row 26/27 is unbeatable. Only problem is people congregating in front of you waiting for the mid-lav but it's not a huge problem because of the legroom and the window seat even less so
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Old Nov 27, 18, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by Duke787
It's the best seat on the plane (well I was in 13C today -- front exit row -- and it has less room but free alcohol bc C+) but legroom on row 26/27 is unbeatable. Only problem is people congregating in front of you waiting for the mid-lav but it's not a huge problem because of the legroom and the window seat even less so
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I agree with you assessment sir. Plenty of room to stretch my legs and there was a window. The seat maps on seatguru and some of the other sites are inaccurate.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by mtsublueraider
Iím in another thread talking about the scenario but I wanted to get feedback on what Iím seeing in seating maps now. I like to sit in row 26 b and c with my wife. We were moved to row 27 e and f which Iím not thrilled about but hey... stuff happens.

However seat guru doesnít show this row as an exit row. But Iím thinking delta now does. In fact my boarding pass indicated that itís an exit row. Can anyone confirm that from experience?

Still frustrated I was moved after check in but trying to make the best of it.
Non-Exit Row 16 on the A321 may be affected by this as well. My wife and I had selected 16 C & D for a five hour flight last week, but about an hour before boarding I noticed that we had been changed to 16 A & C. I spoke with a front lone supervisor at a reservation center about this from the airport, and he attributed the change to an aircraft switch within the A321 family. (He mentioned in passing that seven passengers were affected by the change in A/C.)As the flight was completely booked there was little he could do other than to place a note in our record, so that the gate agent might be able to move me from 16 A to an aisle seat. The agent had little interest in trying to accommodate my request, but I spotted a red coat who immediately processed an upgrade at the T - 45 minute mark for the pax in 20 C, which freed up that seat for me.

This was a totally acceptable outcome.
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