Seat pitch/size


How much space will you have?
Seating space has been measured by "seat pitch", which is the distance between a point in the headrest on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it. If an airline has a seat pitch of 31" in Economy Class, this means that there is a distance of 31" between the front of one seat and the front of the seat behind it.

While seat pitch is not the exact equivalent of "legroom", it gives a very good approximation of how much seat room you should expect.



Scheduled Airlines:
Airline Economy Premium Economy Business First Class
Aer Lingus

32"

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52"

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Aeroflot

32"

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38-58"

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Air Algerie

32"

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36"

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Air Baltic

30-32"

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Air Canada

31-34"

38-40"

58"

60"

Air China

34"

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42"

62"

Air France

31-34"

36"

55-79"

82"

Air India

31-34"

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47-76"

80-82"

Air Jamaica

31-32"

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60-84"

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Air Malta

30"

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32"

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Air Mauritius

31"

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60"

73"

Air New Zealand

32-34"

38-40"

42-80"

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Air Seychelles

32"

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50"

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Alitalia

32"

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60"

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All Nippon Airways

31"

38"

62-63"

77"

American Airlines

30-34"

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49-60"1

88-92"

Austrian Airlines

32"

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57-59"

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Bmi

31-32"

49"

78-80"

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British Airways

30-37"

38"

73"

78"

Brussels Airlines

31"

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62"

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Caribbean Airlines

32-34"

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47-60"

Cathay Pacific Airways

32"

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45-60" 1

79-81"

China Eastern

32"

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60"

80"

Czech Airlines

32"

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47"

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Cyprus Airways

31-32"

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41-42"

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El Al Airlines

32-34"

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45-62"

77"

Emirates

32-34"

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46-60"

69-86"

Etihad Airlines

31-33"

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88"

88"

Finnair

28-32"

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60"

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Gulf Air

32-34"

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47-73"

74-83"

Iberia

32"

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60"

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Icelandair

32-33"

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39"

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Japan Airlines

30-32"

38

62" 1

79"

JAT Yugoslav Airlines

32"

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36"

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Kenya Airways

32"

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76"

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

30-34"

33"

60"

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Korean Air

31-35"

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50"

82"

LOT Polish Airlines

30-32"

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37-57"

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Lufthansa

30-33"

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30-60"

85-92"

Luxair

32"

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32"

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Malev

32"

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40"

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Malaysia Airlines

32-34"

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45-62"

75"

MEA

32"

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42"-48"

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Olympic Airways

32"

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58"

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Pakistan International Airlines

32"

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60"

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Qantas

31-32"

38-42"

50-80"

79-83.5"

Qatar Airways

32-34"

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61"

78-79"

Royal Air Maroc

32"

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36"

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Royal Brunei Airlines

32"

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57"

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Royal Jordanian

34"

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82"

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SAS

32"

38"

61"

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Saudi Arabian Airlines

34"

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45"

64"

Singapore Airlines

32-34"

37"

50-60"

60-81"

South African Airways

31"-34"

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73"

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Sri Lankan Airlines

32"

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48"

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Swiss International Airlines

32"

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60"

83"

TAP Air Portugal

33"

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46"

------

Thai Airways International

34"

42"

60"

70-78"

Turkish Airlines

30-36"

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34-61"

83"

United Airlines

31-33"

34-36"

50-77"

78-88"

Varig Brazilian Airlines

32"

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45"

65"

Virgin Atlantic Airways

31-32"

38"

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79.5"



Low-cost airlines:
Airline Economy Premium Economy Business First Class
Aer Arann

30"

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Air Berlin

30-33"

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53-54"

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Air Southwest

31"

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bmibaby

29-31"

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easyJet

29"

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Flybe

31"

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Germanwings

30"

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Jet2

30"

34"

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Ryanair

30"

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Thomson Airways

28"-33"

36"

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Transavia

29"

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Wizz Air

30"

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