The best airlines for economy seating
So, which airline has the widest seats in economy? Below we have listed the key players, leading the way in spacious economy provision!
Japan Airlines offers one of the very largest economy seats in the sky, and won the prize for the Best Economy Seat at 2018’s Skytrax World Airline Awards. Standard economy seating offers 34” of pitch and an industry winning 19” available in the airlines “Sky Wider” seat, and a width up to 48cm.
In addition to increased seat space, economy passengers can enjoy unobstructed storage spaces underneath seats, wifi, power ports, and a 27cm touch-screen tv! This is not a service you would usually expect from economy!
Tied with Japan Airlines for the widest seat, and a comparable 32” of pitch, Singapore Airlines’ economy seating also boasts wifi and power ports, 11.1 inch touch screen TV, and complimentary blankets and pillows!
Economy seating offers some of the healthiest padding out there, along with a very reasonable 33” pitch. Air New Zealand was also the first to offer “couches” in economy, offering couples or solo travellers the opportunity to convert their seating into an entire row, mattress pad included.
With 32-34 inches of pitch and 18” width, Emirates’ economy seating is made even better by an oversized and adjustable headrest. The largest economy entertainment system currently in the sky (13.3” display screen) will also help to ensure an enjoyable economy experience.
Economy seat comparison
It is important to remember that the numbers will vary greatly depending on the aircraft, flight and seat availability! However, if being comfortable at 30,000 is a priority for you, here’s an indication of how your favourite carriers compare:
***Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained within this table is accurate. However, please be aware that the content is subject to change.