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User currently offlineFlyingchoirboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 285 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2652 times:
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Whenever I have flown airtran in coach class, their seats seem to be extremely hard and uncomfortable. On the other hand, the US majors seem to have much more comfortable coach seats.

Does anybody else have similar opinions?

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2594 times:

Maybe the seats are too new, and haven't been broken in yet? I've somewhat noticed it too.

User currently offlineFlyer732 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1395 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2589 times:

There aren't years of farts on them to break them in. The DC-9s had comfy seats  Smile

User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

The -2BDs and -2S7s have slimline seats that are fairly comfortable but very cheap and have not held up well at all. They will probably have to be replaced before too long. The -231s still have TWA's seats which are of much higher quality but very flat and very hard. The 737s are supposed to get nice Recarros!

I work for Southwest, but the views expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent those of Southwest.
User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

TW's seats in First on the 717 were hard and stiff... squeaked when you reclined. They were too new to be broken in.

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6290 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

I only flew 717s with TWA, but boy did they have nice seats. I found them firm and supportive.

User currently offlineCaptain_777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

I've flown Airtran quite a bit this year. I have never noticed it. But I don't typically pay attention to that. I don't really expect seats on a plane to be nice unless I am in first class. I'll try to see if I notice next time.

User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

I've been on 12 FL flights in the past two years (3 r/ts). I've only ever found the DC-9 seats to be uncomfortable.

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