Sunday, June 25, 2017

American Airlines Won’t Cut Leg Room by 2 Inches

Good news for travelers. From Conde Nast Travel:

Never do two inches feel quite so large as when you don't have them on an airplane—thus the previous outrage over American Airlines' announcement it would be cutting that much legroom in some economy seats on new planes. But now, the airline has changed course.

The largest carrier in the U.S. announced the change in plans in a company letter to employees Tuesday, according to CNN, citing "a lot of feedback from both customers and team members." Originally, the plan called for reducing seat pitch, or the space between the same spot on two seats, in three rows of economy class from 31 inches down to 29 inches on the airline's new 737 MAX jetliners. Additionally, the rest of economy would have seat pitch reduced to 30 inches in an effort to squeeze more seats on to the planes.

As a result, the airline will have a minimum of 30 inches of pitch for all main cabin rows on the 737 MAX planes.

You can read more here.


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So they are still cutting an inch off every seat. Was the threat to cut a couple rows to 29 inches merely a head fake?

Posted by: Otto stockmeyer | Jun 26, 2017 6:48:34 AM

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