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How much space will you have on your flight?

The emergence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Economy Class Syndrome has raised awareness of legroom space on airplanes.

Got leg room?!? Nope!

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Traditionally, 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 32″ in Economy Class (roomy by today’s standards), this means that there is a distance of 32″ 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.

Seat pitch varies from aircraft to aircraft; please treat this as a guide.

Scheduled Airlines:

Airline Economy Premium Economy Business First Class
Aer Lingus 31-32″ 58″
Aeroflot 30-32″ 38″ 38″(short haul)
58-60″(long haul)
Air Algerie 32″ 36″
Air Baltic 30-32″ Middle seat left free.
Air Canada 31-34″ 38″ 37-39″ Suite
Air China 30-33″  37-40″  36-80″ 38-83″
Air France 30-34″ 32-38″ 34-79″
(turns into 6’5″ bed)
79-81″ lie-flat bed
Air India 30-41″ 40-76″ 80-88″
Air Malta 32″ 34″
Air Mauritius 31″ 60″
Air New Zealand 30-35″ 38-41″ 50″ or lie-flat bed
Air Seychelles 32-33″ 82″ lie-flat bed
Alitalia 30-35″ 37-38″ 43-59″
All Nippon Airways 31-34″ 38″ 59″ lie-flat bed Suite
American Airlines 30-34″ 6’4” lie-flat bed 6’6″ lie-flat bed
Austrian Airlines 30-33″ 40-60″ lie-flat
British Airways 31-34″ 38″ 33-73″ lie-flat bed 78-85″ suite
Brussels Airlines 30-34″ 30-45″
Caribbean Airlines 31-40″ 38-74″ 55″
Cathay Pacific Airways 32″ 38″ 45-87″ lie-flat bed 81-87″ suite
China Eastern 31-33″ 36-78″ lie-flat bed 78-80″ lie flat bed
Czech Airlines 30-32″ 31-33″
Delta 31-35″ 36-38″ 37-80″ lie-flat bed
El Al Airlines 32-34″ 36″ 44-62″ 77-78.7″ lie-flat bed
Emirates 31-34″ 47-60″ 62-86″ lie-flat bed
Etihad Airlines 31-33″ 49-73″ lie-flat bed 80″ lie-flat bed
Finnair 28-32″ 60″
Gulf Air 30-33″ 38-82″ 67-82″ lie-flat bed
Iberia 28-32″ 30-86″ lie-flat bed
Icelandair 32″ 33″ 40″
Japan Airlines 30-34″ 38-42″ 38-42″ lie-flat bed 51-78.5″ suite
Kenya Airways 32″ 75″ lie-flat bed
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 30-35″ 35-38″ 33″(European flights)
60-63″(intercontinental)
Korean Air 30-34″ 40-80″ lie-flat
or angle
83″ suite or
lie-flat bed
LOT Polish Airlines 31-32″ 38″ 37-74″
Lufthansa 30-32″ 38″ 57-78″
flat-bed
for long
haul flights
85-92″ lie-flat bed
Luxair 32″ 32″
Malaysia Airlines 30-34″ 36-74″ 89″ suite
Middle East Airlines 32-34″ 42″-48″
Olympic Air 31″
Pakistan International Airlines 32″ 54-60″
Qantas 30-32″ 38-42″ 37-80″ lie-flat bed 79″ suite or lie-flat bed
Qatar Airways 31-33″ 45-80″ 79-83″ lie-flat bed
Royal Air Maroc 30-32″ 40-70″
Royal Brunei Airlines 31-35″ 44-79″
Royal Jordanian 32-33″ 40-83″ lie-flat bed
SAS 30-32″ 38″ 61-77″ lie-flat bed
Saudi Arabian Airlines 34″ 40-61″ 64-81″
Singapore Airlines 32-34″ 50-60″ lie-flat bed 60-82″, lie-flats & suites
South African Airways 31″-34″ 73″ lie-flat bed
Sri Lankan Airlines 31-32″ 39-79″ lie-flat bed
Swiss International Airlines 29-32″ 32-60″ lie-flat bed 83″ suites
TAP Air Portugal 30-34″ 32-60″
Thai Airways International 28-34″ 36-60″ lie-flat or angle bed 76-83″suites
Turkish Airlines 31-32″ 46″ 75″
Thomas Cook 28-31″ 35″
United Airlines 30-33″ 34-38″ 50-77″ lie-flat bed 37-88″ lie-flat bed
Virgin Atlantic Airways 29-32″ 38″  79.5-82″ lie-flat beds and suites

Low-cost airlines:

Airline Economy Premium Economy Business First Class
Aer Arann (operated by Aer Lingus) 31-32″
Air Berlin 29-34″ 59-60″
easyJet 29″
Flybe 30-31″  31″
Germanwings 29-32″
Jet2 29″ 34″
Monarch 28-31″ 34″
Ryanair 30″  32-34″
Thomson Airways 28-34″ 36″
Wizz Air 30-32″

(Featured image: Mohamed Nazmi)

Legroom report was last modified: July 1st, 2015 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3402 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!