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Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:52 pm
by 727LOVER
Spirit Airlines has spent three years trying to persuade passengers it shed its reputation as a company that hates its customers. Now it’s on the cusp of doing something unthinkable not long ago — it’ll invest in more comfortable seats.

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spirit-a ... 09284.html


Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:58 pm
by TObound
Bogus article that reads like a PR piece with not much actual details about those "comfier seats".

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Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:08 pm
by Seabear
"The floggings will continue until morale improves".

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Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:25 pm
by PatrickZ80
TObound wrote:
Bogus article that reads like a PR piece with not much actual details about those "comfier seats".


If you care to read, there are some details. For example, it will come with a full-size tray table. It'll weigh less than the current seats and it won't have power plugs or IFE screens. Between the lines you can read that the seat pitch most likely won't change, however since they said there'll be changes to the cushion and the pre-recline I assume it'll be more straight (less reclined). In that position, you'll notice the narrow seat pitch less. The changes to the cushion I assume will lift your butt up higher and your legs lower so your position is more like standing than sitting.

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:43 pm
by AA737-823
TObound wrote:
Bogus article that reads like a PR piece with not much actual details about those "comfier seats".


Actually, there are details:
“There will be enhancements,” CEO Ted Christie said Monday in an interview at the International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas. “There will be some changes to the cushion and to the pre-recline. There will be a full-size tray table.”
For Spirit, that's HUGE. better cushion, recline, and tray table. That's pretty much 100% of the features that a Spirit seat offers to a passenger to begin with. So it's actually Earth-shattering, from that perspective!!

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:14 pm
by airbazar
PatrickZ80 wrote:
TObound wrote:
Bogus article that reads like a PR piece with not much actual details about those "comfier seats".


"however since they said there'll be changes to the cushion and the pre-recline I assume it'll be more straight (less reclined). In that position, you'll notice the narrow seat pitch less.


Actually you notice it more. Without recline humans need to slide their butts forward in order to attain a more comfortable position, putting the knees a lot closer to the seatback i nfront of you. In other words, with recline you push back but without recline you slide forward.

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 pm
by Chemist
In other words, you gain a theoretical inch of pitch with the downside of flying on a thinly padded seat that feels like plywood, while sitting ever more erect to have your face practically in the seat back in front of you.
Spirit and Frontier are two airlines I always exclude when I look for flights. I'm not that cheap.

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:33 pm
by cranberrysaus
Everyone gets a half-hour of comfier seating when it's their turn to fly the plane.

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:14 am
by peterinlisbon
I think you misspelled the word three.

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:53 am
by MIflyer12
Keeping the 28" pitch is a no-go for me. Black and yellow sound a little aggressive as colors for aircraft interiors, too. Best of luck to them.

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:55 am
by luckyone
Nothing about that release in any way implies greater seat comfort.

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Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:59 am
by Ziyulu
Can't be much worse than on the AA 319s, right?

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Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:05 am
by Super80Fan
Seabear wrote:
"The floggings will continue until morale improves".


On NK you have to pay for your floggings. On UA you get them for free.

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:29 am
by September11
Yes, I flew on Spirit CMH-LAS-CMH last year. I felt like I was sitting on a bench watching a baseball game that went extra 2 or 3 innings. I accepted the ticket anyway.

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:37 am
by timpdx
How about on time performance, my recent tries with them have been 0-4 in that metric. Short hop LA Vegas is fine, longer, nope, unless buying the big front seat, which is a fine product BTW. But if you're hours late, umm, no. And you have to price that big seat and compare to mainline, too. Its pretty awful, willing to endure on an hour-ish flight, but need reliability, including getting me home if irrops hits, not the "you're SOL" story.