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User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

I have only flown trans-Atlantic on one trip JFK-FCO. DL 767-300ER. I was lucky enough to get the exit row both ways. Plenty of leg room, but the seat was really hard. My question is, on aircraft that fly International routes, is the leg room the same in coach as on a domestic plane? If not, which airlines do? I'm looking at taking a job that flys me back and forth every five weeks to Norway, and one of the options was from EWR on a Continental 757. The few times Iv'e flown on a 757 it was not very comfortable. Never with Continental though. Suggestions?

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User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

I would suggest flying business class.

When I first started travelling heavy for business, almost all my FF miles were spent on upgrades.

There are often good deals on "I" fares. These Discounted business class fares are generally available for about double the "Y" fare with a 50 day advance purchase requirement.


User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

The 752s at CO are currently being installed with AVOD in Y class. I found the previous seats to be comfortable and I'd assume these new "more technologically advanced" seats to be the same way. They also have AC power ports on the 1st half of the plane (to the exit rows).

If J class is your thing, then you can probably find one of the 998$ deals on CO's website.


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

NW has 32" pitch and I believe US has 33" pitch. Other than that I think most carriers have the same standard 31" pitch that they have domestically. CO's 757s are very tight in economy based on my experiences.

My advice would be to gain status on a single carrier so that you can get exit rows/better seats, and hoard the miles for upgrades. UA would be a good choice for E+, but they don't fly to Oslo ...


User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2877 times:

Continentals 757 seats are in my opinon are extremely uncomfortable. Flew them to SLC-IAH-EWR-BCN this summer and just could not get comfortable. I've flown plenty of long haul segments but this was one of the worst. Many carriers fly nicer equipment on international routes than on domestic. I like to use SeatGuru.com to help me pick equipment with more comfort items and to pick a better seat sure helps make the flight better.

User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2875 times:

Quoting CO777ER (Reply 2):
The 752s at CO are currently being installed with AVOD in Y class. I found the previous seats to be comfortable and I'd assume these new "more technologically advanced" seats to be the same way. They also have AC power ports on the 1st half of the plane (to the exit rows).

What does that have to do with legroom?



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2872 times:

The most comfortable ride I've had crossing the Atlantic that wasn't a bulkhead seat was Conti's 764's. Very comfortable. Keep in mind I'm 6'2 so I tend to be alittle taller than most people. I usually fly NW and actually find their seats and legroom to be OK. Even the new 752's that they have heading over. I did UA once, but had bulkhead both ways. Never again on KLM though-very uncomfortable, both 777 and 747.

User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2867 times:

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 3):
NW has 32" pitch and I believe US has 33" pitch. Other than that I think most carriers have the same standard 31" pitch that they have domestically. CO's 757s are very tight in economy based on my experiences.

Not to nit pick, but NW TATL 757s have 33-34 inches of pitch and the seats are brand new...


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