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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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).
My username says it all!
JetBlue also rocks, and the "more room throughout coach" on AA is definitely noticable and appreciated.
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!
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?