Are you planning a long flight and wondering how much legroom you'll need to be comfortable? Seat pitch is an important factor to consider when choosing your seat on the plane. But what exactly is seat pitch, and how can you calculate the amount of legroom you'll have on your flight?
What is seat pitch?
Seat pitch refers to the distance between a point on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it. In other words, it's the distance between your back and the back of the person in front of you. The industry standard for seat pitch is around 31 inches (79 cm), but this can vary depending on the airline and the specific aircraft. It is important to note that the actual thickness of the seat has to be deducted. For instance, budget airlines may only have a small seat pitch, but will oftentimes also feature relatively thin seats, making the actual legroom you will have the same as with a full service carrier.
What legroom will my flight have?
If you're someone who values legroom, it's a good idea to check the seat pitch for the flights you're considering. Some airlines provide this information on their website, but if it's not listed, you can use websites like SeatGuru.
- Visit the airline list of SeatGuru here
- Find the airline you will be flying on and click it
- Now, you have to find the aircraft that will be used. You can search up your flight in the Flight Finder to see what the most used aircraft on your route is
- On the right side of the screen, you should see a list of all classes in the plane (Economy / Business / First) as well as seat pitch and width.
Keep in mind that seat pitch is just one factor to consider when choosing your seat. You may also want to consider factors such as seat width, location on the plane (such as near the front or back), and whether or not the seat has extra features like extra legroom or recline.
What seat pitch do I need? Seat pitch calculator
Knowing the seat pitch on your flight can help you make an informed decision about where to sit and ensure that you have the legroom you need to be comfortable on your journey. You can calculate the seat pitch you need below!
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We hope this information has been helpful in understanding seat pitch and how it can impact your travel experience. We wish you a great journey!
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