CNN Money runs a Fortune piece on the best domestic first class cabins. Their take is similar to mine. United takes top overall nods.
They sum up Northwest nicely:
- Two words: Avoid DC-9s. On those old planes, you only get 34 inches of pitch (JetBlue offers the same in coach). Not that the rest of the fleet is much better — the maximum you’ll find is likely a measly 36 inches.