CRJ-200 Exit Row - extra legroom?

Old Apr 6, 2022, 9:42 pm
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CRJ-200 Exit Row - extra legroom?

I'm flying FWA to MSP next week. Delta lists the plane as "CRJ" with 13 rows - they provide no info on which model CRJ. I think it is probably a CRJ-200. Delta's seat selection chart describes the exit row seats, row 8, as "preferred exit row" with "extra legroom" and available as an upgrade for an extra $24.99 over the standard seats. However, Seatguru says row 8, although an exit row, has the same legroom as the other rows. Anyone know for sure whether there is extra legroom like Delta claims?
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Old Apr 6, 2022, 9:43 pm
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If there is, it's barely noticeable.
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Old Apr 6, 2022, 10:34 pm
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There is not. The ONLY place with "extra" legroom would be 1B/1C - the bulkhead itself is tight but you can at least stretch out one leg.
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Old Apr 7, 2022, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by Pianoman109876
There is not. The ONLY place with "extra" legroom would be 1B/1C - the bulkhead itself is tight but you can at least stretch out one leg.
Strongly disagree as to legroom; there are at least two additional inches of pitch. This is why DL considers them to be premium. However, the seat padding is terrible.
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Old Apr 7, 2022, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by SCEflyer
Strongly disagree as to legroom; there are at least two additional inches of pitch. This is why DL considers them to be premium. However, the seat padding is terrible.
Normally another advantage to exit row is that the row in front cannot recline into you. I assume this is true for the CRJ-200.

BTW, when DL writes CRJ, they mean CRJ-200. Otherwise, it's CR7 = CRJ-700 and CR( = CRJ-900.
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Old Apr 7, 2022, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by Pianoman109876
There is not. The ONLY place with "extra" legroom would be 1B/1C - the bulkhead itself is tight but you can at least stretch out one leg.
These are my go-to on the CR2. I can usually angle and get both feet past the bulkhead, just have to move them if the FA needs to go into the cabin, but most of my CR2 flights have not had any service.
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Old Apr 7, 2022, 12:39 pm
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Originally Posted by SCEflyer
Strongly disagree as to legroom; there are at least two additional inches of pitch. This is why DL considers them to be premium. However, the seat padding is terrible.
Agreed. I was in 1A and I'm not the tallest person but a large person sat in 1B. I was very glad for those extra 2 inches or else I would've cramped up in the 45 minute hop.

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Old Apr 7, 2022, 8:09 pm
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You do get free adult beverages in row 1 to make up for the lack of legroom.
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Old Apr 7, 2022, 9:59 pm
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I have never gotten a tape measure out, but I do not think the exit row on the CRJ-200 has any extra legroom. I agree with others that I usually like 1B. I also find that 1C/D are usually blocked for passengers with disabilities who require the first row, and it seems the agents never bother to release those at the gate off the C+ list, so it is often easy to ask the FA if you can take 1C to have the row to yourself (if there is someone in 1A).
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