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User currently offlineFlyingchoirboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 281 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2190 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, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

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

User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2127 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, 1606 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2040 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!

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1995 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, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I only flew 717s with TWA, but boy did they have nice seats. I found them firm and supportive.
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User currently offlineCaptain_777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1816 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: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1689 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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