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Old 02-28-2019, 08:05 AM
 
Location: On the road
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This is basically like concrete wrapped in a thin layer of vinyl.
No it isn't, stop being such a drama queen.

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I no longer fly because there is no such thing as a GOOD airline seat.
I dunno man, when exiting the plane passing by those laydown looking dealies in whatever-higher-class, their airline booties and cozy looking blankets strung about, I generally feel they look like GOOD airline seats.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:27 AM
 
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The millions of people who bring seat cushions on planes can/t be wrong!

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-7-best-...shions-2408123
Anyway, it looks like you've got the recommendations you were looking for. [/endthread]
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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Do you fly much? Most airlines are moving to that slimline seat.

As stated above, you don't need a pillow.

What route are you on that's a 6 hour flight?
I do not recall seeing those seats on any AA flight (the airline I usually fly) in the past year.

Miami to Vegas. 5 hours in flight. Which means 6 hours in the damn seat.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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I do not recall seeing those seats on any AA flight (the airline I usually fly) in the past year.
They're coming. https://thepointsguy.com/2017/09/aa-...ch-737s-a321s/

Were you concerned about the comfort of the seats based on the pictures?

They are no more/less comfortable than any other coach seat.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I have that problem. I fly for my company frequently, and the longest flights are 9 hours total. For reasons I know not what, I always end up in one of the last rows in the window seat. I am about to book another flight and trying to fix this problem. I don't know if the seat is assigned by computer but it takes forever to disembark and I dislike having to step over two passengers to use the bathroom. I have to check with the boss.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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They're coming. https://thepointsguy.com/2017/09/aa-...ch-737s-a321s/

Were you concerned about the comfort of the seats based on the pictures?

They are no more/less comfortable than any other coach seat.
If they are saving Frontier Airlines 214 gallons of fuel per seat per year due to the reduced amount of padding, you better believe they are MORE uncomfortable than the regular and significantly more padded seats!

Spirit (which I NEVER fly) has the same seats.

https://milestomemories.boardingarea...limline-seats/
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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That looks downright painful! My husband canít sit comfortably due to a hip injury so he carries his pad to restaurants and on the plane. He has one of those Miracle Bamboo cushions like this: https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/mi...8993f06724e153

He puts it inside another cloth bag so it doesnít look so obvious, but itís easy enough to carry on its own.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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It's not the reduced amount of padding, it's the reduced metal structure of the seat.

Adding to the economics is that the airlines (including American) can cram in more rows of seat because the footprint of the seat is more narrow.

They're lighter, narrower and save fuel. There is no discernible difference in padding between the 30 year old seat you like from American or these newer seats. Those old seats were not that comfortable.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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I just flew Frontier yesterday, a 3 hr flight on an Airbus with those seats. I found if you sit straight they are reasonably comfortable and provide lumbar support. If you slump down they become a slab of hard plastic so the mortal of the story is sit up straight.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:06 PM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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I just flew Frontier yesterday, a 3 hr flight on an Airbus with those seats. I found if you sit straight they are reasonably comfortable and provide lumbar support. If you slump down they become a slab of hard plastic so the mortal of the story is sit up straight.
Hey thanks Kevin!!!!!!!!!!
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