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higgi91
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Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:34 pm

Hey,

What is the best lowcost airline that you have flown with in terms of legroom in coach.
Mine is ThomsonFly 738, I am tall (6ft 2") and I am always cramped up in coach class, but Thomson was great, it was like being in premium economy in long haul, leather seats and i could actually stretch my legs out! :O

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nqyguy
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:32 pm

Air Southwest call themselves 'low' cost and their legroom is great.
 
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:00 pm

I can imagine Air Berlin offers good legroom, their reviews are always positive.
 
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:03 pm

I would say JetBlue. 38in. seat pitch in the new front seats and 34in. in the regular seats. I didn't feel cramped at all.
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:26 pm



Quoting NQYGuy (Reply 1):
Air Southwest call themselves 'low'

Amen to that, seat 2D all the time, you can hardly touch the seat in front of you with your legs Big grin
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:32 pm

You are familiar with Midwest, yes?
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:59 pm



Quoting Qantasistheway (Reply 2):
I can imagine Air Berlin offers good legroom, their reviews are always positive.

I don't think so. Their 737-800s used extensively on their European network have 186 seats, just 3 less than the maximum certified seating capacity of 189 (e.g. Ryanair). That usually means seat pitch of about 31 inches.
 
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:06 pm

I don't know if EI can be considered as "low-cost", but i'm always happily surprised to see that my knees are not touching the back seat in front of me when I travel on their planes.

Not like the BAe Avro RJ of WX that is simply a nightmare to me!!

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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:09 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 7):
I don't know if EI can be considered as "low-cost", but i'm always happily surprised to see that my knees are not touching the back seat in front of me when I travel on their planes.

I think EI are known as low cost across the industry now but the leg room is always quite good, it was 32in the last time I checked.
 
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:39 pm

I find Southwest's 34in. seat pitch awesome, but especially any carrier's exit row Big grin
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:06 am

I found Flyglobalspan to be good when i flew them 2 years ago, much better than Squeezy jet or Ryanair

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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:29 am



Quoting KPWM (Reply 3):
would say JetBlue

B6 is not low cost, at least not for the consumer. B6 is almost never the cheapest carrier on a route (at least in my experience flying in/out of the NYC area).
 
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:06 am



Quoting Analog (Reply 11):
B6 is not low cost, at least not for the consumer. B6 is almost never the cheapest carrier on a route (at least in my experience flying in/out of the NYC area).

Nearly all of them call themselves LCC's, but in actuality charge alot regardless. Especially Air Southwest.
 
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:42 am



Quoting Mal787 (Reply 10):
I found Flyglobalspan to be good when i flew them 2 years ago, much better than Squeezy jet or Ryanair

They were about average I found, but no better than the other two - I guess it may depend which aircraft you get and how it's configured. I don't find FR a problem, the legroom isn't that bad, the only downer is that the seat backs are hard plastic, which isn't comfortable for your legs.

Quoting NQYGuy (Reply 12):
Nearly all of them call themselves LCC's, but in actuality charge alot regardless.

At present I think they all need to in order to survive!
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:15 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 13):
the only downer is that the seat backs are hard plastic

lol when I first read that line it made me think of cinema style seats (with the bottoms that are on hinges and flip-up)

Suprised it hasnt been proposed yet Big grin

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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:27 am



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 13):
the only downer is that the seat backs are hard plastic, which isn't comfortable for your legs.

Good... If I'm sitting in front of you, your knees aren't very comfortable dug in my back! lol  Wink
 
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:20 pm



Quoting Vasu (Reply 15):
Good... If I'm sitting in front of you, your knees aren't very comfortable dug in my back! lol

Well at least on FR you can't recline onto them  devil 
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RE: Best Legroom On A Lowcost Airline

Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:52 pm

Air asia was comfy....A320
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