After a great visit to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, we began our flights back home to Richmond. I was excited for the MCO-ATL flight in particular because we were seated in a Delta Economy Comfort row, a row before the engine. I hadn’t ever flown in Economy Comfort, so was excited to see what it’d be like.

Delta Flight 1618 Information:

  • Flight: Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL)
  • Flight Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
  • Aircraft: Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 (N6708D)
  • Seat: 21F (economy comfort, window)
Delta Economy Comfort is a travel class that can be purchased for a small fee, one tier above Economy. Benefits for traveling in EC include: priority boarding, prime seat location, and extra legroom. I was skeptical about how much the extra legroom would really affect the comfort of the flight. When sitting down, you notice the difference right away; there was plenty of room for my backpack under the seat in front of me, in addition to room to stretch out a little. For the small fee that can be from $9-$30, Economy Comfort is totally worth it.

Here is the Delta Air Lines video for their International Economy Comfort Class:

We were fortunate to be placed on an ex-Song 757-200 (N6708D) for our short flight to Atlanta. All of the ex-Song fleet have PTVs installed in the seat-backs for all travel classes. Our row, 21, has two windows, both of which are easy to look out of. Here are some photos from our seat, and of the surrounding cabin:

The window view from row 21 is pretty great. The engine is just slightly behind the row, so there’s very little blocked view of the ground. This is photo pre-pushback out of Orlando MCO:
Here is the video of our takeoff from Orlando MCO: (more videos like this can be found on my Youtube Channel, MartinsAviation1)
Being only 1 and a half hours, this was a pretty quick flight. We flew Northeast, along the coast of Florida, before turning Northwest towards Atlanta. We flew past Daytona Beach and Embry-Riddle, the college I had visited just one day before. The following are photos mid-flight, on our way to Atlanta:
If you’re lucky enough to sit in the right spot on a Delta 737, 757, or 767, you can get a pretty cool mirror view of yourself in the engine. Delta has its engines painted a dark blue. When look at them, this allows the paint to act as a mirror that reflects your image. From my vantage point, you could see the plane’s wheels retract and be lowered before/after landing and takeoff. In the landing video below, you can see the smoke when the wheels make contact with the runway, because of a view like this. In the photo below, you can see what our reflection looked like:

In the video below of our landing in Atlanta, make sure to check out the points when you can see the wheels being lowered, and the wheels making contact with the runway. This isn’t a view you get very often!

Overall, I really enjoyed my first ever flight seated in Delta’s Economy Comfort Cabin. For what you get, I think it’s totally worth paying the small extra fee. Upon arrival in Atlanta, we parked at Terminal E, the International Terminal. The 757 we had just flown on was up for a trip to Mexico City in just a few minutes time.

Thanks for reading and watching!
-Swayne Martin
Twitter: @MartinsAviation

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