oldannyboy wrote:incitatus wrote:BA has never been known for seat comfort in economy. That has been the case for decades. In the mid-80s I flew L1011 on BA intra-Europe. The cabin was 10-abreast and the seats were very narrow. In the late 80s I flew intra-Europe 757. The pitch sucked..
Wrong. The TriStar (European network only) did have ten-across, but the pitch was around 32" throughout the entire length of the cabin, and the original layout of the intra-Europe 757 was 180 pax, spread over 30 rows @ 33-34", so very generous. The Super-Shuttle birds had 195 with slightly reduced pitch, but still good.
Oh well, you are wrong. BA had several different configurations of 757, up to 207 seats.
And I never said anything about the pitch of the L1011. My very broad shoulders must have been too squeezed for me to notice the pitch. 32-in with older generation thicker seats is not generous.
There is only one aircraft on BA that I have really enjoyed the economy seat: The A380. But given the opportunity I am pretty sure they will "fix" it.