Mudboy
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Leg Room On Int Flights

Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:29 pm

I have only flown trans-Atlantic on one trip JFK-FCO. DL 767-300ER. I was lucky enough to get the exit row both ways. Plenty of leg room, but the seat was really hard. My question is, on aircraft that fly International routes, is the leg room the same in coach as on a domestic plane? If not, which airlines do? I'm looking at taking a job that flys me back and forth every five weeks to Norway, and one of the options was from EWR on a Continental 757. The few times Iv'e flown on a 757 it was not very comfortable. Never with Continental though. Suggestions?
 
DLPMMM
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RE: Leg Room On Int Flights

Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:45 pm

I would suggest flying business class.

When I first started travelling heavy for business, almost all my FF miles were spent on upgrades.

There are often good deals on "I" fares. These Discounted business class fares are generally available for about double the "Y" fare with a 50 day advance purchase requirement.
 
co777er
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RE: Leg Room On Int Flights

Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:51 pm

The 752s at CO are currently being installed with AVOD in Y class. I found the previous seats to be comfortable and I'd assume these new "more technologically advanced" seats to be the same way. They also have AC power ports on the 1st half of the plane (to the exit rows).

If J class is your thing, then you can probably find one of the 998$ deals on CO's website.
 
rwsea
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RE: Leg Room On Int Flights

Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:15 am

NW has 32" pitch and I believe US has 33" pitch. Other than that I think most carriers have the same standard 31" pitch that they have domestically. CO's 757s are very tight in economy based on my experiences.

My advice would be to gain status on a single carrier so that you can get exit rows/better seats, and hoard the miles for upgrades. UA would be a good choice for E+, but they don't fly to Oslo ...
 
iairallie
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RE: Leg Room On Int Flights

Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:40 pm

Continentals 757 seats are in my opinon are extremely uncomfortable. Flew them to SLC-IAH-EWR-BCN this summer and just could not get comfortable. I've flown plenty of long haul segments but this was one of the worst. Many carriers fly nicer equipment on international routes than on domestic. I like to use SeatGuru.com to help me pick equipment with more comfort items and to pick a better seat sure helps make the flight better.
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Evan767
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RE: Leg Room On Int Flights

Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:04 pm

Quoting CO777ER (Reply 2):
The 752s at CO are currently being installed with AVOD in Y class. I found the previous seats to be comfortable and I'd assume these new "more technologically advanced" seats to be the same way. They also have AC power ports on the 1st half of the plane (to the exit rows).

What does that have to do with legroom?
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lobster
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RE: Leg Room On Int Flights

Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:20 pm

The most comfortable ride I've had crossing the Atlantic that wasn't a bulkhead seat was Conti's 764's. Very comfortable. Keep in mind I'm 6'2 so I tend to be alittle taller than most people. I usually fly NW and actually find their seats and legroom to be OK. Even the new 752's that they have heading over. I did UA once, but had bulkhead both ways. Never again on KLM though-very uncomfortable, both 777 and 747.
 
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RE: Leg Room On Int Flights

Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:59 pm

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 3):
NW has 32" pitch and I believe US has 33" pitch. Other than that I think most carriers have the same standard 31" pitch that they have domestically. CO's 757s are very tight in economy based on my experiences.

Not to nit pick, but NW TATL 757s have 33-34 inches of pitch and the seats are brand new...

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