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Old 06-04-2019, 06:05 PM
 
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I'm pretty narrow so I'd say it's lack of legroom. And, as a solo traveler who prefers the Window seat, I HATE having to disturb others in the row to get to and fro the bathroom. It's gotten to the point that I will not fly Coach on transatlantics or any other flights that long and I'll never get to Australia because I won't pay that much just for the trip back and forth. I take fewer major trips now and shop for the best Business Class airfare/itinerary with no loyalty to any particular airline and I'm fine with that.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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Both...but if I had to choose, more legroom would be my choice
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I am tiny so neither is an issue as long as the person next to me isnít spilling into my seat.
The seat width request isn't for me.

It's bc I'm tired of getting to know the other passengers so well.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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While I do not fit well in the seat leg room is more important to me. I know most of the tricks to get an aisle seat and will put up with being battered by meal carts so that I stay out of my seatmates space.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:41 PM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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Being retired I have taken to flying business class now. I figure I worked hard and long enough that I dont have to deal with sardine sized seats anymore! The lack of leg room bothered me more. When in economy I would try to get a aisle seat to allow for a bit of stretching.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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Narrow seats with only one arm rest between two seats. Not sure what they're thinking there.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'm tall, so I'd appreciate more leg room. But here is the issue...you're not going to squeeze in a seventh seat on a narrow body airliner. We used to have more leg room, but airlines have squeezed in more rows, reducing leg room.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Narrow seats with only one arm rest between two seats. Not sure what they're thinking there.
More profits.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:07 PM
 
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It's very uncomfortable for me to fly, as a 6'2" male, 200 lbs. I always fly economy, and the seats are both too narrow and lack sufficient legroom. The legroom is a bigger concern because then my legs start to cramp.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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I'm tall and thin but don't have much of a problem with leg room (35" inseam) now that seats are limited in how much they can recline. Even though I'm only 170 lbs seat width is more of an issue, especially with a large individual sitting adjacent.

Still prefer aisle seat in order to get up whenever and occasionally fully extend legs into aisle.
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