Those look miserable, especially on a long haul flight... I think the seats on the greyhound to NYC are more comfortable than those. They barely have a place to rest your head. Does anyone else know of any truly atrocious airline seats? Honestly, I may be exaggerating but if I stepped on that plane for a flight I would do a 180 and walk right back off.
As the photographer says in his narrative, leg room looks tight. It is, and it is made worse by the IFE box that is located under the seat in front of you so that you cannot strectch your legs out comfortably. I started feeling uncomfortable within an hour, and there were another 10 hours to go before landing at LHR!
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Waukewan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 18055 times:
My worst experience was when i was young flying a MD-88 maybe? Anyway, i go all excited because the seat i had was a window seat but it ended up to be in the last row of seats which didnt have a window at all
B52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 18047 times:
Heh...got everybody beat. Try this:
Seat 7C on N194AT...BWI-SNN-FRA-ADA last July 10/11. Config is 3-4-3; interior still TWA-configured for 2-5-2 (difficult to reach overhead bins and bins only on the sides).
Since 194AT was in her last days, the interior hadn't been updated in several years. My seat cushion was so worn out, by an hour into the flight, all I could feel was the metal seat frame pushing into my legs. Seatback was somewhat broke, such that when I leaned back, it would recline over time without pushing the button.
Still a bittersweet flight, though. While I should never say 'never', I'm sure I will never again fly on a beautiful full-body L1011-100.
I can testify to that!!! I flew with KLM AMS-SIN-SYD and back in 1999/2000, and even though I was only 12 at that time, I thought that the room was tight. No ptvs (okay it was 6 years ago) but NO big screen in the center either. Only small 14" screens above the aisles. Worst long haul experience ever! And if that wasn't enough, our flight was delayed with a couple of hours on the way to SYD
SkyHigh777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17971 times:
Honestly for me, one of the best long-haul seats I have had is on Economy Plus in United. I even remember in Jan of this year flying from ASU-DCA all on AA arriving to DCA in the morning. That night I had to go to Dulles airport to catch my United flight to MCO because I had to work in Orlando for that week. When I sat down on the United flight later that same night, I could definately feel the difference from the United seats compared to AA's seats. United's seats, to me, felt a lot larger and had more lumbar support, as well as more comfortable headrests and a larger seat in general. My worst personal seat experience was flying MIA-LIM on AA's A300....those seats were like sitting on a bench for 6 hours.
Skydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1066 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 17959 times:
Some Air Canada Airbus 319, 320 or 321s (can't remember exactly which right now), have these bright green seats that are simply rigid! Even for a short flight YWG - YYZ it is terrible. No problem with the older green/gray seats Air Canada uses.
Lobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 17735 times:
By far the WORST seat I've ever had was a KLM 744M. I was sitting in the front small section of econ. I was more comfortable on a CRJ than that thing. The seats were pitched at a weird angle, no legroom, and something else just seemed odd. I'll never fly that bird again.
Babybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 17673 times:
The worst economy class ever. I was lucky enough to travel on a few near empty flights but even still the legroom and width of seat were extremely uncomfortable and passengers get ratty and irritated. Not the nicest flying experience.
After 8 flights I had to demand my company to transfer me to BA or SV or I wouldn't travel to Europe. It was that bad.
that's funny, because my dad said the exact same thing to me. A couple of months ago he flew with Swiss to South Africa and back and he said he hated it. He rather wants to fly BA to South Africa or SAA IF it is on the 346, not their 744