Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 4646 times:

which domestic US airline has the best coach seat? Obviously Midwest Express
has the widest....

AA claims that it has the most seat pitch,
but I haven't seen those new seats yet...



21 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 4623 times:

AA has a very comfortable pitch with their More Legroom in Coach program.

I think NW has the worst seats.


User currently offlineRailmatt From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Midwest Express would be tops followed by American with its 34" minimum pitch. Most, if not all of American's huge Super 80 fleet now have new italian slim line coach seats that are comfortable and have adjustable headrests. On United, full Y fare and elite level Mileage Plus members also enjoy 34" pitch seating in Coach.

User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

United Airlines......especially on their widebodies and Airbus aircraft.

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

American's MRTC only gives you 1/2" an inch extra of legroom.. some will max out at 34".

Economy Plus varies on the plane type. The 737-500 and -300 gives you about a 36" seat pitch (2 less than F) and the A319/A320 gives you about a 34" seat pitch.

If you are an elite flyer, United wins hands down. If you fly only once a year or two, then American has some better pitches than standard coach on anyone else. But it's not like yer getting TONS more.... (take it from me, I've flown on ALL major US Airlines, including Kiwi, which had it hands down before all these guys)

-nate


User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2397 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

Midwest! and then AA. ya UA has legroom, but only if
you are in the first few rows, and if you are a elite member. AA has more legroom in all coach class seats.
but, I prefer a A320/319 over a AAS80 anyday.  Smile



"The low fares airline."
User currently offlineVegas456 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

What about National Airlines? I think they have some pretty nice coach seats but I don't know how they compare to Midwest Express.

I am surprised that no one has said Jet Blue yet, with their leather seats and free T.V.


User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 4561 times:

I like Northwest's coach seats on the A319/A320 and the 757.


Nightmare 68, Fargo Tower, Runway 36, Fly Runway Heading, Mantain 10,000, Cleared For Takeoff, Change To Departure
User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

In terms of SEAT and not PITCH... I would have to say AA. Though the seats are flimsy, I like the slimine factor and the fact that the headrest is very contortable.

UA has a better seat in terms of shelf-life... their seats are much sturdier and will last much longer.

But in terms of comfort, I like AA's seat design. UA's seat is too hard.

AA MRTC guarantees at least 32-33", topping out at 34" and in rare cases at 35". UA E+ guarantees at least 34-35", topping out at 36".

  • SFO

  • User currently offlineUsa4624 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 278 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 9, posted (12 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

    I was very impressed with Frontier's A319s, and Northwest's DC9.

    TWA's DC9 / MD 82 are average, as are America West's 737s.

    Delta's 767-200ER was quite miserable, but ASA's CRJ is decent.

    Of course you can't forget SWA's 'Lounge' seating! I think it's the ultimate in comfort, expecially for "big" people like me.


    User currently onlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2239 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 10, posted (12 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 4537 times:
    Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

    These have the best seats

    American(same as National and more ROOM too!)
    National(the top of the seat has leather on it. Everything else nice and comfortable)
    United(I like the color It reminds me of their DC-10 seats)
    JetBlue has the best seats cause they are nice and they have the PTV too.

    I don't like Southwest's seats.
    I think these planes seats are nice



    "He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
    User currently offlineTranStar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 11, posted (12 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4532 times:
    Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

    AA's MD-80 coach seats are German-produced. They are manufactured by Recaro Aircraft Seating (the same guys that produce Recaro automobile seats) and are actually assembled at their US plant in Dallas.

    They are very comfortable and stylish. What is disappointing is that there have been proposals for more comfortable coach seats which the airlines have rejected. Several of the seat manufacturers are offering new features such as electronically adjusted lumbar support, new reclining mechanisms that shift foward and out rather than a simple hinge and better foot rests. However, airlines have not warmed to the idea.

    I always though it would be good if he seat folded up like in a theater so that access in and out for people in the window/middle seats would be easier.



    User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
    Reply 12, posted (12 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

    Just curious CcrlR...what don't you like about Southwest's seats? They have more pitch than just about any other US carrier - there minimum pitch is 32" on the 737-200's...they average 33.25 on the 700's. Compare that to 31" on Delta, 30" on some NWA planes and 31" on Continental.

    User currently onlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2239 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 13, posted (12 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4518 times:
    Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

    It's not about that I don't like the pitch on Southwest the seats look kinda old and ditry sometimes too.


    "He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
    User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
    Reply 14, posted (12 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

    CO 757's. nuff said

    User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 15, posted (12 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 4496 times:

    Transtar,

    SQ has the sliding seat base mechanism on its 777s and I'd imagine a small handful of other airlines would as well.

    Cheers,

    Justin


    User currently offlineDC9Fanjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 16, posted (12 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

    MIDWEST EXPRESS...

    DC9Fanjet/ BNA


    User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 17, posted (12 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

    I know that this thread is about domestic but I just want to chip in about my favourite seat. It's the bar-stools right up against the bar on Virgins planes. I could sit there for days!

    User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 18, posted (12 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

    Jetblue's seats, hands down. Besides, who else flies from Burlington to JFK for $40 and gives you leather seats and a PTV. UAL's aren't that bad, depending on the A/C. I haven't been on an AA plane equipped with the wider spacing yet, so I can't comment, their 757 ones used to be horrible. I've heard that Pan Am's were pretty good (UAL's 727s had good seats as well, but their gone).

    User currently offlineIflyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 160 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 19, posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

    My username says it all!
    JetBlue also rocks, and the "more room throughout coach" on AA is definitely noticable and appreciated.
    Cheers!
    --Ryan
    p.s. I also really liked the lounge-style seating on a WN leg I flew from TUS-LAX a few years back. It had one row pointing backward, so it directly faced another row. That was awesome!


    User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
    Reply 20, posted (12 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

    jetBlue has nice seats with a tv!
    The AA seats are in the progress. Some planes they will be taken out of service soon will left as they are. EX: TWA's DC-9 won't be touched.
    -Will



    "She Flew For What We Stand For"
    User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33176 posts, RR: 71
    Reply 21, posted (12 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

    jetBlue and American by far. jetBlue offers very ample legroom and a very comfortable seat, and the PTVs are better than anyone else's (gotta love LiveTV!). American, though, has the most room, and I love thier seats as well. United's Economy Plus is great, too, ample legroom and comfortable seats (at least on the 763ER International), but why doesn't UA make the whole coach cabin Economy Plus like AA?


    a.
    Top Of Page
    Forum Index

    This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

    Printer friendly format

    Similar topics:More similar topics...
    Which C.I.S. Airline Has The Best Livery? posted Fri Mar 18 2005 01:32:58 by Alberchico
    Which Airline Has The Best Painted Winglets? posted Thu Mar 4 2004 09:45:49 by AviatorTJ
    Which Airline Has The Best B747 Colorscheme? posted Mon Mar 1 2004 06:37:17 by EK413
    Which Airline Has The Best Paint Scheme? posted Sat Jan 3 2004 08:35:50 by 777ER
    Which Airline Has The Best Uniform? posted Mon Nov 3 2003 22:38:37 by 1world
    Which Airline Has The Best F Class? posted Wed Oct 15 2003 00:27:29 by VRG772
    Which Airline Has The Best Seats? posted Sun Mar 16 2003 03:49:50 by Ual767ord
    Which Airline Has The Best Looking Cabin Crew? posted Mon Mar 3 2003 22:54:56 by Skippy777
    In The US, What Airline Has The Best Crew? posted Sat Nov 23 2002 22:05:29 by Airplanelover
    Which Airline(s) Have The Best F/C/Y Class Seat? posted Sun Jul 14 2002 09:23:31 by BOEING747400