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A321 Seat Pitch On BA  
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

I noticed today in BA's High Life magazine that EuroTraveller seat pitch on their new A321s is just 30" - barely more than most charter airlines. Does anyone know why this is and whether BA is quietly planning to reduce pitch on their other European aircraft?

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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

I think 30-31" is normal on BA short haul aircraft, I think the BA A321s will be configured the same as GT 's A321s.

User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

I know that 31" is normal on the other types but the A321 is the only aircraft shown in High Life with 30" pitch.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

I couldn't find anything on ba.com, when booking the last page describes the seat pitch as 30-31".
The BA seat is well designed and more comfortable than some charter aircraft, I think BA intends to use the A321 on short fairly fat routes so I doubt they will get many complaints.
GT 's A321s may be slightly more generous with pitch because this aircraft is operated on their LGW-TCI routes and other routes over 2.5 hours in duration.


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Flew on one of these a/c a few weeks ago LHR-AMS-LHR in the same day, on the morning flight outbound they made the point that it was one of the very first flights for that aircraft!

They're using a new seat design on the A321, it's a lot thinner than the other seats used on the shorthaul fleet, but still feels very comfortable. All seats are blue leather, different shade than the ones on the A319/320s though. Overall both were excellent flights!

By the way, it was commented on this board a few months ago that the 321s wouldn't have drop-down LCD screens; I can confirm that they do. However BA didn't have the safety demo video for the A321 produced, so they had to do this manually. After takeoff the LCDs were used for the Airshow map though as usual.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

I believe BA have their 321s in a 193 seat layout, compared to other airlines who I bleive put around 160-175 in their 321s


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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

I know that 31" is normal on the other types but the A321 is the only aircraft shown in High Life with 30" pitch.

The 737 aircraft also have a seat pitch of 30", it was still comfortable though Big thumbs up

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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

Since the 321 will be/is used on short-haul routes, like 40-minute flights from LHR to both BRU and AMS, the pitch is not that important at all, but then you would have paid quite a bit to fly BA, so...


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

but then you would have paid quite a bit to fly BA, so...

Not neccessarily  Big grin



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