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Old 06-15-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: BC, Arizona
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On most airlines economy plus just gives you extra legroom, NOT extra seat width. Not helpful to someone who's horizontally rather than vertically challenged.
Not the case on Cdn carriers.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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On most airlines economy plus just gives you extra legroom, NOT extra seat width. Not helpful to someone who's horizontally rather than vertically challenged.
I've flown E+ a few times and the seats have always been a little wider as well. Usually they will remove one seat per row (two on wide bodies) and distribute that extra space so each seat gets an inch or two.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I'm tall so my knees are usually up against the seat in front of me, if not wedged into that person's back. Airlines squeeze the rows closer and closer together to get a couple more rows of revenue. I can't pay to have the seat in front of me removed to accomodate my legs, and the (more expensive) rows with more leg room are usually quickly reserved. I've never had to sit next to an extremely obese person where I felt squished, but as with any annoyance on a plane (crying baby, loud talking, turbulence, no more ginger ale) I would just try to tune it out for a couple hours.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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In most airlines there is an "economy plus" which is extra room without the "perks"!
Again, not the same thing. Economy plus is usually extra pitch, but not extra width.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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I've flown E+ a few times and the seats have always been a little wider as well. Usually they will remove one seat per row (two on wide bodies) and distribute that extra space so each seat gets an inch or two.
Not on any of the legacy carriers (domestic). They are the same width as economy.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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Not on any of the legacy carriers (domestic). They are the same width as economy.
I was thinking the E+ (not what they call them) on JetBlue were wider, but I could be wrong. I flew in one of their extra room seats once, and recall it as comfortable.

Spirit has wider E+ seats, if you want to fly them.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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That all works for me. I don't travel with children--we didn't fly until our son was old enough to sit quietly for a few hours at a time and we had VERY strict rules about appropriate behavior. I bring my 20" roll on which fits wheels in and a small personal item which fits under my seat. My husband and I are traveling this week for a few nights, we will have that 20" roll on and my pocket book as our total luggage. Why people bring along so much crap is beyond me.
If everyone thought like you there would be no issues!

Besides buying the row of three seats, we don't hesitate to check our luggage, our carry-ons are small backpacks, and because no one sits in our third seat that actually frees up some baggage space. If I can't afford it I don't fly.

I had to laugh on one flight when we had the three bulkhead seats in the first row (priced a little more than regular coach) with the middle seat empty and a passenger came up and asked if anyone was sitting in the middle seat!! I looked at him and said, "We are." He responded, "No you're not, it's empty". I explained that I paid for all three and wasn't sharing. He huffed and walked away.

Sometimes you just can't win!!
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I was thinking the E+ (not what they call them) on JetBlue were wider, but I could be wrong. I flew in one of their extra room seats once, and recall it as comfortable.

Spirit has wider E+ seats, if you want to fly them.
I believe that JetBlue has one of the widest standard economy seats in the domestic US market. So even if their economy plus is the same width as their regular economy seat, it probably feels more comfy that most.

Unfortunately both the carriers you mention aren't available in many markets (which is too bad, as I'd like to try them).
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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I was thinking the E+ (not what they call them) on JetBlue were wider, but I could be wrong. I flew in one of their extra room seats once, and recall it as comfortable.

Spirit has wider E+ seats, if you want to fly them.
Nope. JetBlue just has Economy and First (on transcon)
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I had to laugh on one flight when we had the three bulkhead seats in the first row (priced a little more than regular coach) with the middle seat empty and a passenger came up and asked if anyone was sitting in the middle seat!! I looked at him and said, "We are." He responded, "No you're not, it's empty". I explained that I paid for all three and wasn't sharing. He huffed and walked away.

Sometimes you just can't win!!
Nope, you can't. More than one person who's bought a second seat has had the problem of the airline wanting to stick a standby passenger in that seat (which rather defeats the purpose of buying two seats).
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