If you’ve got a long flight coming up in the near future, then you’re probably already dreading being uncomfortable in your airplane seat as you fly for hours and hours… True enough, there are some airlines that are absolutely awful when it comes to making their passengers comfortable… Yet, there are also a few that take their passengers’ comfort seriously, offering a not at all ungenerous amount of legroom.
With all this in mind, we decided to take a look at some of the most popular carriers in the United States. In doing so, we were able to figure out which airlines were the best and which ones were the worst at offering their passengers ample legroom. Want to know how your favorite carrier stacks up? Take a look below…
1. Virgin America
The legroom is a hair smaller than with some other carriers on this list, but Virgin usually makes up for it by offering much wider seats.
On this carrier, the amount of legroom can vary from 30 inches to 34 inches. Most people report that their experiences are quite comfortable, despite the fact that seats do not recline.
3. Alaska Airlines
The seats on Alaska Airline’s flights are 17-inches wide and offer around 32 inches of legroom. What people really appreciate, though, is that the seats are leather and that each offers a power hookup.
For an economy carrier, Southwest actually manages to offer quite a bit of legroom for its passengers.