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Old 06-05-2019, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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This can be more fair, and the airlines could put more passengers in the planes, if thy put in an appropriate number smaller seats for the smaller people so all can be as uncomfortable as us tall folk.
They don’t want to put more passenger weight in the planes.. they want to carry more freight. That’s where the money is. Your fare is just to offset the price of fuel a little. Lol
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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What bothers you more when you fly: the narrow seat or the lack of leg room? And does it really bother you?
I'm 6'3" tall and lack of leg room is the bigger issue for me. So much so that between the lack of leg room and the TSA, I have given up domestic flying. I now drive my own vehicle, even though it takes multiple days to arrive at a destination. When flying overseas, I'll take a foreign-registered carrier. The domestic carriers have made it plain that they do not respect or care about their customers. They have not earned, or have lost, my patronage.
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Narrow width. If you are in the middle of a 3 seat row, where to put your elbows...?
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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Yeah, for the plane, but wait until you need something off a high shelf in a supermarket, then you're gonna be looking for me!



First class people maybe, but I wouldn't know.
LOL, that's when I just start climbing the shelves
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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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.
I'm tiny as well, but width is still a problem for me because I always get stuck sitting next to someone who clearly should have paid for two seats and they still spill into my seat! Airlines really need to crack down on that.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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At 5 foot 9 inches tall, I fill out most of the seat on modern airplanes in economy class. My knees hit the seat back in front of me. I feel cramped. But what really bothers me is how narrow the seats are. Especially in a middle seat, it is hard to survive sitting so close horizontally to the people sitting next to me. It is claustrophobic!

What bothers you more when you fly: the arrow seat or the lack of leg room? And does it really bother you?

For me, it's lack of leg room. It's easier (for me) to deal with being squished with other people...I just look at it as 'we're all in the same boat'. But I get restless legs sometimes, and I want to stretch them SO BAD.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:56 PM
 
Location: World
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I prefer window seats

a) Like the views
b) I recline towards window so that i can get an extra inch space for my legs. In middle or Aisle seats, I cannot press towards either direction. I dont want passengers / crew rubbing my arms or legs every few seconds in Aisle seat.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I am 6ft 3in but I can get by with the leg room. My big ole butt on the other hand hates the narrow seats. I end up apologizing to the person next to me "sorry you drew the fat guy"
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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The lack of legroom bothers me and I am considered average height.
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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Meh. I'm 6'2" with broad shoulders. I just always book an aisle seat so I can spill out into the aisle. The new 30" seat pitch ultra-thin seats on 737 equipment is awful. I was flying United 737-800 and 737-900 equipment to Denver weekly last year. That first 25,000 miles before I made United Silver had some 4 1/2 hour flights in those seats on the westbound leg into the headwind. In economy plus with the same seat, it's fine as long as I'm in the aisle.


So I vote legroom as the killer. A lot of European domestic flights have 28" seat pitch. I have to pay extra for the exit row. I simply don't fit in the seat even though it tends to be Airbus with a bit wider seat.
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