Airline Seating – Best First Class in North America

Airline Aircraft Model Service / Range Pitch inches cm Width inches cm Recline deg
US AIRWAYS A330-300 Long Haul 94 239 20.5 52 180
AMERICAN AIRLINES 777-200 Long Haul International 78 198 21 53 180
UNITED AIRLINES 747-400 Long Haul 78 198 31 79 180
UNITED AIRLINES 767-300ER Long Haul International 78 198 31 79 180
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200 Long Haul International 78 198 21.5 55 180
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200 Long Haul International 78 198 22 56 180
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200ER Long Haul International 78 198 22 56 180
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200ER Long Haul International 78 198 21.5 55 180
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200ER Long Haul International 78 198 21.5 55 180
UNITED AIRLINES 757-200 Long Haul International 68 173 21.5 55 27
AMERICAN AIRLINES 767-200ER Long Haul Domestic 62 157 20 51 60
UNITED AIRLINES 767-400ER Long Haul 55 140 21 53 156
UNITED AIRLINES 767-400ER Long Haul 55 140 21 53 156
UNITED AIRLINES 767-400ER Long Haul 55 140 21 53 156
VIRGIN AMERICA A319-100 Short & Medium Haul 55 140 21 53 60
VIRGIN AMERICA A320-200 Short & Medium Haul 55 140 21 53 60
AMERICAN AIRLINES 737-800 Short & Medium Haul 40 102 21 53 45
AMERICAN AIRLINES 737-800 Short & Medium Haul 40 102 21 53 45
DELTA AIR LINES A319-100 Charter 40 102 19.5 50 25
DELTA AIR LINES 767-300 Long Haul Domestic 40 102 19 48 42
AMERICAN AIRLINES 757-200 Short & Medium Haul 39 99 21 53 42
AMERICAN AIRLINES MD-82 Short Haul 39 99 19.5 50 42
AMERICAN AIRLINES MD-83 Short Haul 39 99 19.5 50 42
ALASKA AIRLINES 737-400 Short Haul 38 97 20.5 52 25
ALASKA AIRLINES 737-700W Short & Medium Haul Domestic 38 97 20.5 52 25
ALASKA AIRLINES 737-800 Short & Medium Haul Domestic 38 97 21 53 30
ALASKA AIRLINES 737-900 Short & Medium Haul Domestic 38 97 21 53 30
ALASKA AIRLINES 737-900ER Short & Medium Haul Domestic 38 97 21 53 30
DELTA AIR LINES 737-700 Short Haul 38 97 20.5 52 42
DELTA AIR LINES 737-800 Short Haul 38 97 20.5 52 42
DELTA AIR LINES 757-200 Long Haul Domestic 38 97 21 53 42
DELTA AIR LINES 757-200 Short & Medium Haul 38 97 21 53 42
DELTA AIR LINES DC-9-51 Short Haul 38 97 21 53 25
SPIRIT AIRLINES A319-100 Short Haul Domestic 38 97 20.5 52 25
SPIRIT AIRLINES A320-200 Short Haul Domestic 38 97 20.5 52 25
SPIRIT AIRLINES A321-200 Short Haul Domestic 38 97 20.5 52 25
UNITED AIRLINES A319-100 Short Haul Domestic 38 97 20.5 52 25
UNITED AIRLINES A320-200 Short Haul Domestic 38 97 20.5 52 25
UNITED AIRLINES A320-200 Short Haul Domestic 38 97 20.5 52 25
UNITED AIRLINES 737-700 Short Haul 38 97 21 53 45
UNITED AIRLINES 737-800 Short Haul 38 97 21 53 45
UNITED AIRLINES 737-800 Short Haul 38 97 21 53 45
UNITED AIRLINES 737-800 Short Haul 38 97 21 53 45
UNITED AIRLINES 737-900 Short Haul 38 97 21 53 45
UNITED AIRLINES 767-300ER Long Haul Domestic 38 97 20 51 50
UNITED EXPRESS ERJ-170 Short Haul 38 97 24 61 25
US AIRWAYS A320-200 Short Haul Domestic 38 97 21 53 25
US AIRWAYS 757-200 Short Haul 38 97 20 51 25
US AIRWAYS 757-200 Short Haul 38 97 20 51 25
DELTA AIR LINES 757-200 Short & Medium Haul 37 94 21 53 42
DELTA AIR LINES 757-200 Long Haul Domestic 37 94 21 53 42
DELTA AIR LINES 757-300 Long Haul 37 94 21 53 25
DELTA AIR LINES MD-88 Short Haul 37 94 20 51 42
DELTA AIR LINES MD-90 Short Haul 37 94 20 51 42
DELTA CONNECTION / Comair CRJ700 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA CONNECTION / Comair CRJ900 Short Haul 37 94 21 53 25
DELTA CONNECTION / Compass Airlines ERJ-170 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA CONNECTION / Compass Airlines ERJ-175 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA CONNECTION / ExpressJet CRJ700 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA CONNECTION / ExpressJet CRJ900 Short Haul 37 94 21 53 25
DELTA CONNECTION / GoJet CRJ700 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA CONNECTION / Pinnacle CRJ900 Short Haul 37 94 21 53 25
DELTA CONNECTION / Shuttle America ERJ-170 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA CONNECTION / Shuttle America ERJ-175 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA CONNECTION / SkyWest CRJ700 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA CONNECTION / SkyWest CRJ900 Short Haul 37 94 21 53 25
UNITED EXPRESS CRJ700 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
US AIRWAYS A319-100 Short & Medium Haul Domestic 37 94 21 53 25
US AIRWAYS 737-300 Short Haul Domestic 37 94 20 51 25
US AIRWAYS 737-300 Short Haul Domestic 37 94 20 51 25
US AIRWAYS 737-400 Short Haul Domestic 37 94 20 51 25
US AIRWAYS EXPRESS CRJ700 Short Haul 37 94 21 53 25
US AIRWAYS EXPRESS CRJ900 Short Haul 37 94 21 53 25
US AIRWAYS EXPRESS ERJ-170 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
US AIRWAYS EXPRESS ERJ-175 Short Haul 37 94 19 48 25
DELTA AIR LINES A319-100 Short & Medium Haul Domestic 36 91 21 53 25
DELTA AIR LINES A320-200 Short & Medium Haul Domestic 36 91 21 53 25
US AIRWAYS A321-200 Short Haul Domestic 36 91 21 53 25
US AIRWAYS ERJ-190 Short Haul 36 91.44 19 48 25

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Notes

The information in this story was accurate at the time it was published but we suggest you confirm all details and prices directly with any establishments mentioned. The quality of offerings and services tends to change over time.

Seat pitch details are believed to be correct at time of publishing, but AirGuide cannot be held responsible for any errors that may exist. Please note that some figures represent new product installations that may not be completed or available across an airline’s whole fleet of aircraft.

Seat Pitch: The distance between two rows of seats, this is the best indicator of legroom. More is better.

The pitch is the distance between an attachment point on one seat and the same point on the next seat, and it is definitely not the equivalent of legroom. Pitch also does not take into account the thickness of the seat back, the magazine pouch, or the tray. Then you still have to contend with the passenger in front of you, who insists on reclining his seat into your lap. That’s why many airlines have introduced thin and hard seats in Economy Class. This allows a bit more room for your knees, but an awful alternative for the rest of your body.

Seat pitch is  usually given in inches. For many carriers, the pitch in Economy class is 30 to 32 inches, 76 to 81 centimeters. More seat pitch can mean more legroom, but it is also affected by the thickness of the seat back. Airlines have claimed that a reduction of seat pitch can be compensated for by a thinner seat-back design.

Seat Width: The distance between the armrests of a single seat. More is better. Seat width is the distance from armrest to armrest, in Economy class this is typically around 17 to 18 inches, 43 to 46 centimeters.

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