Which Airline Has The Most Legroom?

 

which airline has the most legroom

 

How many times have you boarded a plane and were shocked to see how little leg room there was? For me, it happened far too often. 

Airlines these days are always finding ways to number crunch and find that little bit of extra space so they can offer lower fares. Low-cost carriers are constantly competing with each other, trying to better that cost per seat number.

You may have heard the term seat pitch, which is a name given to the amount of legroom you have or space between your seat and the one in front of you. 

Passengers end up getting the short end of the stick, as the more seats they cram into a plane, the less space and legroom you are going to have.

If you are flying in economy class, don’t be surprised by the small amount of legroom you actually have. On longer flights, this can be very uncomfortable and frustrating even more so when the person in front of you tilts their seat back. 

I did manage to find some airlines that offer a bit more legroom than others. Here is what I found. 

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Which airline has the most legroom in economy class? – Flying in the U.S

 

which airline has the most legroom

 

On average, expect to have 30-33″ of legroom space depending on the airline and aircraft you are on. But there are some exceptions. Keep in mind these numbers can change at any time.

  • JetBlue 32″-34″ Seat width 17.8″ A320 Aircraft
  • Alaska Airlines 32″-34″ Seat width 17″ B737-400 Aircraft
  • Southwest Airlines 31″-32″ Seat width 17″ B737-700 Aircraft
  • American Airlines 31″-32″ Seat width 18″ A320 Aircraft
  • Delta Airlines 30″-32″ Seat width 17.2″ B757-200 Aircraft

 

Some airlines will use the aircraft which are configured for international routes on domestic flights. 

These numbers are based on aircraft that are configured for international routes but also fly domestic routed in the U.S. There is a good chance that your aircraft will have the average 30-33″ configuration but it’s impossible to know which aircraft you will be flying on the day of your travels. 

  • JetBlue 37″-41″ Seat width 18″ A321 Aircraft

  • Alaska Airlines 37″-38″ Seat Width 18″ A319-A321 Aircraft

  • American Airlines 34″-40″ Seat width 17.1″-17.3″ B737-800 Aircraft

  • Delta Airlines 34″-35″ Seat width 17.2″ B757-200 Aircraft

  • United Airlines 34″-38″ Seat width 17.2″ B737-700 Aircraft

 

Interjet Airlines says it offers legroom of 34″ and does have flights in the U.S, but is based in Mexico so I left it off the U.S list. 

You will find other carriers like Frontier Airlines that only offer 28″ of legroom space! Ouch!

You can also check out Seatguru.com, for a Short-haul Economy Class Comparison Chart for many other airlines. 

You can read more on Alaska Airlines -13 things you need to know before you fly here. 

 

Which airline has the most legroom in economy class? – Flying International

 

which airline has the most legroom

 

Some airlines will offer more legroom on international flights. Yes, some but not all. I did some research and found that depending on the airline and aircraft seat configuration, these are the airlines that offer the most legroom on long haul flights.

Keep in mind that depending on the aircraft the airline assigns to your flight that day, you may end up with 30-34″ of legroom even on an international flight in economy class.

 

  • JetBlue 37″-41″ Seat width 18″ A321 Aircraft

  • Alaska Airlines 37″-38″ Seat Width 18″ A319-A321 Aircraft

  • American Airlines 34″-40″ Seat width 17.1″-17.3″ B737-800 Aircraft

  • Delta Airlines 34″-35″ Seat width 17.2″ B757-200 Aircraft

  • United Airlines 34″-38″ Seat width 17.2″ B737-700 Aircraft

 

 

We found some larger numbers with these other international airlines:

  • Air Canada 35″ Seat width B767-300ER Aircraft
  • Asiana 36″ Seat width 18″ A350-900 Aircraft
  • Hawaiian Air 36-37″ Seat width 17.3″ A321-Neo Aircraft
  • Singapore Airlines 34″ Seat width 17.5″ B777-200ER Aircraft
  • Virgin Australia 38″ Seat width 18.5″ B777-300ER Aircraft
  • Westjet Airlines 38″ Seat width 20″ B767-300ER Aircraft

 

You can also check out Seatguru.com, for a Long-haul Economy Class Comparison Chart for many other airlines.

 

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