Seat Map Bombardier Q400 (DH4) Alaska Airlines
Airplane Bombardier Q400 (DH4) Alaska Airlines with 76 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
Everything is small - the storage spaces, the seats, the trays, the windows, and the ride is bumpy and incredibly loud. The sunlight against the propeller causes a strobing effect throughout the cabin, depending on the angle of the sun. Really miserable. The Embraer 175 is used on this route as well and is vastly superior, at least for passenger comfort, IMO.
First time on a Q400. This seat has a fantastic view of the prop; really neat to see it start up!
I love this plane and I love Row 20. Like others have said. Its super quiet back there. You get a quick serve from the flight attendants before they head up to the front and then get a refill once they make their way back to you. Once you go to deplane, you are one of the first off. I love this flight from SEA to Bend.
2E is right by the emergency exit door and one needs to be willing and able to deploy the door in the even of an emergency. Plenty of legroom and I disagree with some of the critiques that this is a noisy airplane. Not overly noisy at all in row 2 for a Turbo Prop. Quick down the runway and quick to rotate and take flight. Very smooth into SeaTac even though we were warned that weather was going to make it bumpy. I enjoyed it!
I was sitting in seat 6B for a short flight from SEA to EUG. Thank goodness it was short. Seat 6B is like most other seats on the Q400, tight leg room and not much in width. Actually the Q400 feels very cramped everywhere. I will avoid this aircraft whenever possible.
Alaska, I know you can do better. Our flight from SEA/TAC to EUG was on the trusty Q400. Our seats in roll 6 were uncomfortable to say the least. Not much leg room nor width. Best thing I can say is that I was able to store my bag under the seat in front of me. This aircraft was in serious need of some TLC; the crew were outstanding and did the best they could with this old bird. Our window looked like some one had their dog's nose up against it. All smudgy. This aircraft is noisy, bumpy, and should be put out to pasture. If Delta can fly E-175 on this same route, so should Alaska. I will avoid this aircraft at all costs. Really, I will pay more to fly on the small Delta jets if necessary. The only reason we flew this trip is we had credits we needed to use. No more.
Overall, thi shas to be the most uncomfortable "airplane" there is. Not to mention the noisiest as well. My recent flight from Seattle to Pasco was pure hell. For a 55 minute flight, i thought id be okay. BUT NO. I was completely wrong. You feel everything on this plane. It feels unstable. Those of you with weak tummy's, should stay as far away from this aircraft as posssible.
this seat had the shortest seatbelt I've ever seen. I had to use a seatbelt extender, which I normally do not. It lacked about 3 inches to go around me. Oddly, there was already an extender at the seat. Maybe it's a known issue!
I sat in seat 2D and 1B on a recent round trip flight and I think seat 1B is the roomiest seat on the plane. Seats 1A, 2D, and 2E all have extra leg room but a floor to ceiling bulk-head so, while your knees aren't hitting the seat in front of you, you can't stretch your legs all the way out either (I'm 5'11"). Seat 2B has no bulk-head and I did not find people using the bathroom to be bothersome since the bathroom door is right next to the cockpit door instead of diagonal from row 1. My wife, however, is 5'3" and she was able to use the bulk-head in seat 2E as a foot rest so that row may be ideal for shorter passengers.
Yall are crazy. The last row on either side of the Q400 are the best. It's quiet back there. Very quiet.
Comfortable seats lots of knee room. Very friendly service. My guess not a bad seat on the plane. Maybe noisy by the wings as it's a prop plane. Totally would fly again this on these planes.
Propellers are aligned at about seat row 5, so it is noisy in this row, particularly in the window seats. Fine if you have noise canceling headphones.
While others may not like this seat I appreciated the lack of one window. It cut down on the amount of sunrise I got in my eyes while resting.
I enjoyed being in Row 6 the window seat. The views are better in front of the wing and even after all these years, I still get nervous if I sit on the prop line.
Second time sitting in the back row, and I'll continue to do so. We got served first by the flight attendants before they moved to the front of the plane and we got off the plane first. The only drawback is no recline, but I don't recline my seat so its no big deal to me.
Often you are de-planed out the back so you are first off. The flight attendants often offer a beverage to this row before they take the cart up to the front. And you are as far away from the restroom as you can get. A plus in my book.
I had an intresting expirience flying in an Alaskan Airlines on the q400, but I had some problems. I enjoyed the comfort, and i was used to the comfort of Alaskan Airlines. So i was flying from Seatac to Loreto, Mexico and on the way we were arranged to make a stop at la to refuel. Anyway, we got through LA fine, but on our way to Mexico, the bathroom ran out of water. I was suprized because I expectied Alaskan Airlines to keep on going to Mexico, but the plane turned around and head BACK TO LA where we spent the night. The next day we succecfully made it to Mexico wthout any problems.
The last two rows, 19 & 20, are my favorites as the passengers are loaded and deplaned from the rear as well as the front. The restroom is in the front so you don't have people lined up next to your seat waiting to use it, not to mention the odors that typically emit from it. The galley is in the rear but it is not a problem. The last two rows are served first before the beverage cart moves to the front to begin service to the rest of the passengers.
This seat was uncomfortably cold due to being next to the exit door. It's probably one of the last seats I'd choose on this airplane.
First off the whole back end of this aircraft needs to have the stock "proximity to the lav" comments removed... there is no lav back there. Additionally the last few rows should be tagged with the positive of being some of the first to deplane, as the rear door almost always seems to be open FIRST and it's quick and easy to exit that way. I disagree with the claimed 31" of pitch on these seats. I'm 6'2" and yesterday flew on three different aircraft in seats claiming 31" of pitch. The Q400 was the only one of those three aircraft where my knees were painfully logged against the seat in front of me for the entire flight.