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Economy Seats Who Is The Best  
User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

I know this might have been discussed before, but that was before I have been here. I was wondering who everyone thought had the best economy seats on domestic, and international flights. Also, what about Biz and First.

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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

CO has some pretty nice BizFirst and Economy seats. Though they don't have the extra legroom like UA & AA does on their aircraft. But still comfortable though.


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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

From my limited experience, I must say that on domestic flights, I was very surprised by the comfort and roominess on Westjet's 73G's. The seat pitch is between 33 and 34", plus they have headrests with extendable flaps. Definitely a very comfortable seat, especially when you consider they are a low cost airline.

For international, I'd have to give the nod to Air Canada, when I flew on the A330. Seat pitch also ranges from 33 to 34" which is very generous for a Y class service. They also have the same headrest design, and believe me, this makes a big difference.



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User currently offlineBigfoot From Italy, joined Dec 2003, 65 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

As far as economy is concerned, in Europe, by far Alitalia aboard its MD80s. Also, TK and IB.
In Business, BA and SK lead in my opinion.

BF



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User currently offlineOzzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

Well the seats on the SQ A345 seem to be exceptional.

User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

MH has very decent seat pitch in all their aircrafts I think.
EK does too, though in their 777s they cram more seats in Y than other airlines (UA, for example), but make it up in the generous pitch.


User currently offlineAirkiwi From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

Domestically it's Midwest Express... if you could even call it economy.

Otherwise if you check the surveys and annual reports, I think that AA gets the best ratings for their economy comfortability.


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

I'd have to say CO, their 777 have a lot of space


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User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

I would say BA's leather seats on their short-haul aircraft, plenty of legroom and really comfortable seats! I really missed the seats when I was on IB after.

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User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

I don't think AA has the best seats. The pitch is good, you can lift the head rest up so that shorter people don't have to deal with it but there is a big metal bar that hits you in the head and the tray table isn't big enough to hold my 12" powerbook which is tiny.........


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User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Well you can't beat the MRTC on AA's 777, but the best seat I have been in is the new Air France Tempo seat.
Just wonderful.



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User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

MH's 744's are great as are BD's A330's. Loads of room on both and excellent service too.

Regards

Ndebelebev



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User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

At 6'4", I would definently have to say that AA 777 First is the most ILL-FITTING seat ive ever sat in. Most comfortable position was upright with the footrest down. Give me AA C class before first any day.


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User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

I though EK's seats were really good in economy.

User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3698 times:

Bloody hell Nwfltattendant. We posted at exactly the same time. I beat you tho. Lol  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards

Ndebelebev



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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3690 times:

Some of you may think I'm crazy, but I think the best (single) economy seat is on Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Coast Airlines - seat 9A (exit row) on the FRJ aircraft. That seat has almost as much legroom as Delta's Business Elite.

Best Economy Single Seat IMHO



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User currently offlinePlaneviewNYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3672 times:

My vote goes to AA's 777.

User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3675 times:

B4, I'd actually say that 2A is even better. You get a proper seat belt and A TON of legroom.
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3554 times:

Thanx but what now is the best 1st class that is not a U.S. airline.

User currently offlineSupersonic78 From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 146 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3543 times:

Swiss International Air Lines has the best 1st in europe i would say  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2402 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Lan Chile's economy seats with IFE on 340s and some 767s are excellent: flexible head rest, foot rest, great IFE system, etc.

Although the seat pitch is the same 32'' than others, the IFE box on the floor and the leaning back of the seats take vital space from you, specially for long haults.


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User currently offlineJran225 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 308 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Hey guys,

this is a very intersting topic. Of all the planes I've flown on these had the best economy seats:

-Lufthansa 744s
-Virgin Atlantic A346
-Northwest A333

Regards,
-Omar S. Smile



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

How are VS's LGW based 744's????

Sam



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User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

F Class: CX ( It has being voted the best in Skytrax) much better than UA and QF (CX only has 12 seats compared to 14 on other airlines on a 744)
J Class: VS and BA
Y Class (note counting premium Y Class): NZ?? ( I heard they offer full legrest and footrest)

AA's domestic F Class = a joke

UA F class on a 767 domestic was not bad


User currently offlineChrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1054 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

Malaysia Airlines 34" pitch in economy, pneumatic lumbar support. Second place goes to Air New Zealand

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Jran225
Lufthansa 744s
-Virgin Atlantic A346
-Northwest A333

Obviously you must be short, because all of the airlines you have listed have one of the smallest leg room around



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