Airline Seating – Premium Economy in North America

Airline Aircraft Model Service / Range Pitch inches cm Width inches cm Recline deg
AIR TRANSAT A310-300 Long Haul 34 86 19 48 37
AIR TRANSAT A330-200 Long Haul 34 86 19 48 37
AIR TRANSAT A330-300 Long Haul 34 86 19 48 37
DELTA AIR LINES A330-200 Long Haul International 36 91 17.5 44 50
DELTA AIR LINES A330-300 Long Haul International 36 91 17.5 44 50
DELTA AIR LINES 747-400 Long Haul International 36 91 17 43 50
DELTA AIR LINES 747-400 Long Haul International 36 91 17 43 50
DELTA AIR LINES 757-200ER Long Haul International 37 94 17 43 25
DELTA AIR LINES 757-200ER Long Haul 37 94 17 43 25
DELTA AIR LINES 767-300ER Long Haul 36 91 18 46 50
DELTA AIR LINES 767-300ER Long Haul 36 91 18 46 50
DELTA AIR LINES 767-400ER Long Haul 36 91 18 46 50
DELTA AIR LINES 777-200ER Long Haul 36 91 18.5 47 50
DELTA AIR LINES 777-200LR Long Haul 36 91 18.5 47 50
FRONTIER AIRLINES A318-100 Short Haul 36 91 18 46 25
FRONTIER AIRLINES A319-100 Short Haul 36 91 18 46 25
FRONTIER AIRLINES A320-200 Short Haul 36 91 18 46 25
FRONTIER AIRLINES ERJ-170 Short Haul 35 89 18 46 25
FRONTIER AIRLINES ERJ-190 Short Haul 35 89 18 46 25
JETBLUE AIRWAYS A320-200 Short Haul 38 97 18 46 25
JETBLUE AIRWAYS ERJ-190AR Short Haul 38 97 18 46 25
UNITED AIRLINES A319-100 Short Haul Domestic 35 89 18 46 18
UNITED AIRLINES A320-200 Short Haul Domestic 36 91 18 46 18
UNITED AIRLINES A320-200 Short Haul Domestic 36 91 18 46 18
UNITED AIRLINES 747-400 Long Haul 34 86 17 43 110
UNITED AIRLINES 767-300ER Long Haul International 35 89 18 46 110
UNITED AIRLINES 767-300ER Long Haul Domestic 35 89 18 46 50
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200 Long Haul Domestic 35 89 18 46 50
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200 Long Haul International 35 89 18 46 50
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200 Long Haul International 34 86 18 46 110
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200ER Long Haul International 34 86 18 46 110
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200ER Long Haul International 35 89 18 46 50
UNITED AIRLINES 777-200ER Long Haul International 35 89 18 46 50
UNITED AIRLINES 787-8 Long Haul Domestic 35 89 18 46 50
UNITED EXPRESS CRJ700 Short Haul 34 86 17 43 25
UNITED EXPRESS DHC-8Q-400 Short Haul 31 79 17 43 18
UNITED EXPRESS ERJ-170 Short Haul 34 86 18 46 25
VIRGIN AMERICA A319-100 Short & Medium Haul 36 91 19.7 50 18
VIRGIN AMERICA A320-200 Short & Medium Haul 36 91 19.7 50 18

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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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