Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 7 Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5272 times:
I was thinking, Why don't more airlines put footrests on their seats in economy. The only airlines I know that do that are IB and AZ, but there are probibly more. Any carriers in the United States that have any?? It would make the seats more comfortable and enjoyable.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5254 times:
I'm not aware of any US carrier that has footrests on coach. Part of the reason for this is that it costs more money for that kind of seat, and they probably require more seat pitch.
Also, if you want something like that, US carriers generally want you to buy the business/first class tickets. They are, after all, a business interested in making a profit.
I doubt it, but they may also be an evacuation hazard. I'm really not familiar enough with them to know how much they may or may not block middle/window seat passengers from safely getting to an aisle.
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Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5216 times:
Swissair had them in Y on their A330s and as far as I know, Swiss did not reconfigure those planes, so Swiss probably has them. Swissair had a 31" pitch, so I don't think that pitch had to be increased to put them in. Those foot rests retracted upwards too, thus not blocking anything, so probably did not block evacuation were it needed. I do not know how they work on other airlines though as my flights on SR were the only ones I have ever had footrests on. They were certainly good to have though.
Ezra From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5189 times:
DL has/had them on some of their 763ER's, I know. They were really uncomfortable, though, because the pitch was so small that the footrest either hit your shins (when it was in the up position) or forced your knees into the seat in front of you (when it was in the down position). Not good at all, in my opinion.
Spyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5170 times:
All of Air Canada's 321's have footrests (not sure about the leased Air France ones though) as well as what Westjet_8 stated about newer 320 family aircraft. They also have footrests on a few 763's, but the majority of them do not.
CAETravlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4872 times:
Besides the expense of putting them in and maintaing them, is their a significant weight penalty incurred with them? I mean, you wouldn't think it would be significant, but I wonder if it has an effect on the total weight of the aircraft.
Just a question and my 2 cents.
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