While there is no entertainment system on board, I personally like the DC9. Northwest uses this aircraft in many markets that other airlines have downgraded to regional jets and it is no secret that I am absolutely not fond of the latter. So occasionally flying a DC9 is a nice change.
Some of your overhead storage is taken uo by emergency equipment and demo as well as service items. Otherwise these are really fine First Class seats.
Very nice First Class seats.
Very nice bulkhead seats. There is no wall in front of you, but just a curtain that easily allows you to stretch your legs into First Class. Couples love these seats for obvious reasons.
Since there is no seat ahead of you, you have plenty of legroom.
While Northwest's Economy Class is not the most luxurious, these are acceptable seats. After all, you won't be flying on a DC9 for much more that three hours.
Row 8 does not recline or has only very limited recline. Avoid these seats if you can.
If you can't get row 5, ask for row 9 at the airport. These are great seats with extra legroom and full recline
These seats are fairly noisy (the engines are of course in the rear).
Not only are these seats really noisy - they also have a limited recline and reduced legroom. Avoid them if you can!!!