Samurai 777
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Where To Find Best Legroom On WestJet's 732s?

Wed May 25, 2005 3:47 am

As anyone who's been on a WestJet 737-200 can probably tell you, WestJet's seats 732s have been cramped compared to the newer 73Gs and 738s in its fleet.

WS has put in as many as 125 seats in its 737-200s, which is a lot. But I think WS has already reduced capacity to 118 seats per 732.

What I've noticed is that I've never seen the legroom vary by so much within a plane cabin - and we all know WS has only one class, of course!

From my experience, I've noticed that the first 3-4 rows on the starboard side (right as you face the front of the cabin) has the worst legroom. Even the bulkhead seating is a bit less roomy than one'd expect, but I don't remember. So, I generally avoid that part. I'm 5'7" (170cm).

Generally, the rows (6-7?) near the exit rows seem to be the best. The legroom is still not as good as in a 73G, but it's fine there. It's been about two years since I've gone on a WS 732, and I'll be on at least one of them on YEG-YLW later in June, so I'd like to find the best seats apart from emergency exit rows.

Sure, the obvious answer would be emergency exit rows themselves, but keep in mind that I'm hard of hearing. I'm also aware that it's against Transport Canada regs for airlines to allow any disabled passengers to sit in emergency exit rows.

I'm also sure that others here may want to know. Especially if they know they're going to end up on one of WS's 732s on a flight with WestJet, even though the whole 732 fleet is already being retired over the next several months.
 
Samurai 777
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RE: Where To Find Best Legroom On WestJet's 732s?

Fri May 27, 2005 2:42 am

*bump*

....anyone?
 
SkydrolBoy
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RE: Where To Find Best Legroom On WestJet's 732s?

Fri May 27, 2005 3:01 am

I've flown on Westjet's 737-200's alot in the last two years, on average about 4 oneway flights a month, sometimes more sometimes less. I'm 6'2" and I never really had a problem with the legroom on their 732's, but I found the last 5-6 rows was where the legroom seemed to be the smallest. If you can do without a window seat, take the Emergency Exit row, they won't have any problems with you being hard of hearing sitting in the aisle seat. Any of the rows in front of the E-exits are generally pretty good, but since your flight Is only from YEG-YLW I wouldn't worry about the legroom, you'll barely have time to get juice and cookies served to you.

So what are you doing in YLW????
 
Samurai 777
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RE: Where To Find Best Legroom On WestJet's 732s?

Fri May 27, 2005 7:16 am

Skydrolboy - I'm in Kelowna for a Canadian Hard of Hearing Association conference. Given that you're from YLW, I'm not surprised that you've flown on WestJet's 732s quite a bit.

Unless WS took out a row or two in its 732s, I really do find it odd that someone that tall (6'2") would not have any problems with the legroom.

Actually, just about every time I try to use the E-exit row, they've always had an issue about me as a person with a disability sitting there. No matter which airline I took, whether it was AC or WS or whatever, that was the case. This is *not* an exaggeration.

The last 5-6 rows in the cabin does have smaller legroom, as far as I can remember. But, I'd generally still avoid the first few rows, especially in starboard - if they still have 125 seats in these old birds.
 
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RE: Where To Find Best Legroom On WestJet's 732s?

Sat May 28, 2005 2:40 pm

Actually, I find (making about 2 RTs a Month on -200s) that There is a difference between the type of seat even... There are some -200s with a gold/brown plastic on the seat back and armrests and some are grey (with a tapered corner on the seatback).. The Brown ones seem to be more spaced out for some reason and are really, Much more comfortable (although Less pleasing to the eye) and the grey ones have a plastic trim piece that runs along the knee line that REALLY restricts legroom.

Square and Brown/Gold.. Seemingly better Legroom..

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Tapered Seatbacks and Grey.. Restrictive Trim for knees..

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