bobcat
Posts: 1141
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:28 pm

Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

Wed Nov 28, 2001 4:26 am

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...

 
heavymetal
Posts: 4443
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 3:37 am

RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

Wed Nov 28, 2001 4:39 am

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

I think NW has the worst seats.
 
railmatt
Posts: 197
Joined: Wed Dec 08, 1999 12:48 pm

RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

Wed Nov 28, 2001 4:54 am

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.
 
FrequentFlyKid
Posts: 1097
Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2001 5:04 am

RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

Wed Nov 28, 2001 4:55 am

United Airlines......especially on their widebodies and Airbus aircraft.
 
SegmentKing
Posts: 3224
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2000 7:16 am

RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

Wed Nov 28, 2001 5:09 am

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
~ ~ ~ ~ pRoFeSsIoNaL hUrRiCaNe DoDgEr ~ ~ ~ ~
 
AA767400
Posts: 1892
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2001 2:04 am

RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

Wed Nov 28, 2001 5:24 am

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."
 
Guest

RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

Wed Nov 28, 2001 5:50 am

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.
 
NWA ARJ
Posts: 481
Joined: Tue May 08, 2001 9:54 am

RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

Wed Nov 28, 2001 5:52 am

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
 
sfointern
Posts: 1104
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2001 1:19 am

RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach S

Wed Nov 28, 2001 5:55 am

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
  •  
    usa4624
    Posts: 274
    Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2001 10:51 am

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach S

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 6:00 am

    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.
     
    CcrlR
    Posts: 2189
    Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:24 am

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 6:19 am

    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)
     
    Transtar
    Posts: 437
    Joined: Sat Jul 03, 1999 5:51 am

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 6:27 am

    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.

     
    goingboeing
    Posts: 4727
    Joined: Sat Dec 04, 1999 1:58 am

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 6:33 am

    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.
     
    CcrlR
    Posts: 2189
    Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2001 9:24 am

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 6:36 am

    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)
     
    lubcha132
    Posts: 2642
    Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2001 10:37 am

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 6:36 am

    CO 757's. nuff said
     
    Skystar
    Posts: 1339
    Joined: Thu Jan 13, 2000 3:58 pm

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 7:51 am

    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
     
    Guest

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 7:55 am

    MIDWEST EXPRESS...

    DC9Fanjet/ BNA
     
    Guest

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 9:04 am

    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!
     
    afay1
    Posts: 1206
    Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 2:37 pm

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 11:21 am

    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).
     
    Iflymidwexprss
    Posts: 157
    Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2000 12:05 pm

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 11:29 am

    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!
     
    SafetyDude
    Posts: 3654
    Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2001 10:02 am

    JetBlue &AA

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:14 pm

    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"
     
    MAH4546
    Posts: 24724
    Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2001 1:44 pm

    RE: Which Domestic US Airline Has The Best Coach Seat?

    Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:28 pm

    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.

    Popular Searches On Airliners.net

    Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

    Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

    Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

    Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

    Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

    Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

    Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

    Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

    Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

    Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

    Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

    Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

    Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

    Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

    Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos