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Have You Been Flying 10h+ With 29.0 Seat Pitch?  
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5904 times:

...or even less? How was it?

26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4635 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5895 times:

Only QF with 31"... and it wasn't all that much fun on a 12 hour sector SYD-LAX. Aer Lingus with 32" on the LAX-DUB (similar time) felt nicer...


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5895 times:

29 in ?? Is that even legal under the European Human Rights Charter ?  Wink
BTW, no I have not and being 194 cm I would always be willing to pay extra to fly on a scheduled carrier with a "regular" set pitch of 31/32 in.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5885 times:

Since I know how miserable I felt after 10 1/2 hours on LH with 31", I simply would not even consider flying on anything with even less space. I don't mind saving money, but 29" is something I'd consider a waste of money for anything above 2 or, at most, 3 hours... I'd prefer not flying at all instead of in something that tight.


Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5786 times:

I would call it criminal assault!  Big grin  bomb 
Which airline provides such a less comfortable way of fly?

Cheers
Ori


User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5752 times:

I am nearly 6'4'' tall and I flew BA from LHR to HKG on a 744. I was in WT on a full flight, even with the aisle seat it was hell.

User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5741 times:

What's the MP economy pitch? It feels very narrow! I'm sure it's 29"or less. I've flown them on the 10 plus hours flight AMS-PMV and AMS-MIA.
But a cocktail of Panadol, Voltaren and Valium takes good care of me!



I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5722 times:

I´ve done FRA-SFO-FRA on LH numerous times in Y-Class. They claim the pitch to be 31" but I´m not sure if that´s entirely correct, at least on the 744 where SQ´s 32" just seem to be so much more.
29" must be horrible especially when it is taken into account that many charter airlines add another seat per row (3-3-3 on an Airbus...ugh). I would not pay money for spending 10+ hours in hell...


User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5693 times:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 4):

Corsair have 29" and will fly from Stockholm to Bangkok & Phuket
coming winter and i just seen a ad from the touroperator: "Fly with
boeing 747-400 and get a lot more room for your legs than other airlines..."
Yes, if you pay for the few seats that have that but 95 % will get 29" anyway...


User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2496 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

Can anyone say Economy Plus?! I've done OZ's SEL-LAX (12.5 there, 13.5 on the return) in Y class which is supposedly about 31-32".

777fan



DC-8 61/63/71 DC-9-30/50 MD-80/82/83 DC-10-10/30 MD-11 717 721/2 732/3/4/5/G/8/9 741/2/4 752 762/3 777 A306/319/20/33 AT
User currently offlineArdian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5648 times:

Air Transat was a hell! 9 hours flight from AMS to YVR, 9 abreast seating in an A330-200 and a terrible seatpitch

User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
Have You Been Flying 10h+ With 29.0 Seat Pitch?



Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
...or even less? How was it?



Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 8):
Corsair have 29" and will fly from Stockholm to Bangkok & Phuket
coming winter and i just seen a ad from the touroperator: "Fly with
boeing 747-400 and get a lot more room for your legs than other airlines..."
Yes, if you pay for the few seats that have that but 95 % will get 29" anyway...

I wonder if it is the same as ...

Corsair 744 - Starting HEL-HKT Leisure Flights (by LordHowe May 28 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Yes it has to be!

Regards,
LordHowe



Lord Howe Island - The Last Paradise
User currently offlineDrnate00 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5605 times:

I just flew on Ryanair for close to 3 hours yesterday from Pisa to Dublin and there is NO RECLINE!!! On a side note, to stay on topic, I would'nt be able to fly for over 10 hours in 29" pitch!

User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5589 times:

Quoting LordHowe (Reply 11):
I wonder if it is the same as ...

Now you have a choice of getting killed either by deep vein thrombosis during the flight, or a tsunami during your stay.

Would sound like an attractive business proposition if it were not for the lack of repeat customers  Wink

Seriously, I find it extremely hard to believe than anyone would purchase a ticket on such a flight knowing how tiny the seat pitch is.


User currently offlineKilljoy From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Quoting Bofredrik (Reply 8):
"Fly with
boeing 747-400 and get a lot more room for your legs than other airlines..."
Yes, if you pay for the few seats that have that but 95 % will get 29" anyway...

And Finnair has 32" pitch in economy. More room indeed...


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2178 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5423 times:
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My Travel Airways fly their A330s with 29 inch pitch, 9-abreast seating, from Scandinavia to Thailand several times a week and all flights are packed to the rafters... so it can't be all that bad either...


Come, fly the prevailing winds with me
User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1833 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

Quoting Ardian (Reply 10):
Air Transat was a hell! 9 hours flight from AMS to YVR, 9 abreast seating in an A330-200 and a terrible seatpitch

Air Transat A330-200s are pure hell. The seats are super narrow, and the pitch sucks. Anyone know the pitch of these seats?


User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5394 times:

what is the pinnacle seat pitch on crj flights in the US?

User currently offlineBoeingATL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5268 times:

God save me. . . I'm 6'7 or 2m.

I always maintain Medalion status with DL so I can have a chance at the longer seats!

Upgrades always appreciated.



boeingATL
User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5217 times:

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 13):
Would sound like an attractive business proposition if it were not for the lack of repeat customers

Maybe a new reality show?  Smile



Good goes around!
User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

I flew BA from SEA to LHR (9.5 hours). I don't know if it was 29 inch seat pitch but it was the smallest seat pitch I've ever had. We were in the middle and when something would drop of my tray, there was no room to pick it up  boggled 

User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5151 times:

God god man! I get more then that flying AKL-WLG (50 mins), even the 34" on NZ 744's doesn't seem much after 12 hours!

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5101 times:

NW feels like 29' pitch on LAX-NRT that I use to fly often.

It reclines like the domestic version.



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5076 times:

Remember, pitch does not equal legroom, but only contributes to it. Thickness and shape of seatbacks and shape of footwells also contribute to the feeling of comfort.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4763 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5063 times:
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how about a British Airtours 707 with 29in pitch ( I measured it!) London - HK, with stops, in those days it was a 20hr trip.

25 Geo772 : It is 31 inches. I flew MLE to LGW on Monarch on an A332 and that was 29in, just under 12 hours because of strong headwinds. I would never do such a
26 Post contains images Jsposaune : Um...how do you think I felt?....I had the center seat next to you!
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