Seats on United Airlines Long Haul Flights to Get even Smaller
Long haul international flights can seem like pure torture at times, well if your sitting n economy that is. It doesn’t matter how much I fly, every time I sit in that economy seat I am shocked at how small it is. Which leads me to ask myself, is the seat getting smaller or am I getting bigger? Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news (for me at least) is No, I am not getting bigger. The bad news is the seats are getting smaller and on international flights they are about to get even smaller.
United Airlines has announced that starting in January 2018, the will be even less leg room. The airline has decided come January, a plane designed for domestic flights will be used internationally. Normally there is a little more leg room on international flights then on domestic flights.
United states that there is a high demand this summer for Europe, so they are placing larger planes on these routes and cramming more people on them.
But wait, there’s more! They will also be decreasing the number of outlets per row so if you are sitting in a four-seat row the four of you will have to flight over three outlets.
United hasn’t said if these changes will be permanent or not and would say that this configuration would allow them to offer some passengers lie-flat seats (at the expense of the rest of us who don’t fly first class).