Tuesday, October 30, 2007
New addition to the fleet
I got a chance today to ride on the new Embraer 175 that Northwest is bringing into the fleet on my way back home from the Packers game. While its a smaller aircraft, its way nicer than those Regional Jets that I despise so much. The first class cabin is interesting in that there is only a single seat on the left and two on the right. I ended up in 4A, and it was a really nice seat in terms of overall design, comfort, operation and leg room. The storage pouch in the back of the seat in front of me was actually large enough to be useful and the space under the seat was cavernous even for my large laptop backpack.
But the seat! Man, it rocks! Of all the domestic seats that NWA has out there, its easily the best in the fleet. Of course its the newest in the fleet, but even the newer Airbus seats suck compared to these. I didn't want to get out of it when the seat belt sign was turned off and everyone jumped up to get their bags. Being a smaller plane, there is less room in the overhead compartment for bags, but with the plane being slightly offset, the starboard side can actually take a roller bag and the port side will handle small bags, purses, etc.
I heartily encourage NWA to fly this plane more and dump their RJ's. Its a great ride.