Posted by: cruise2 | 21 June, 2016

Airline Seat Pitches

by Kevin Griffin writing for cybercruises.com

Celebrity Cruises’ new Jet Set Sail flights from the UK, described the Titan Airways aircraft they use as having a generous 31″ seat pitch.”

The 130-seat Boeing 737 and the Celebrity private departure lounge

The 130-seat Boeing 737 and the Celebrity private departure lounge

In relative terms, this can be considered generous when UK charter airlines such as Thomas Cook Airlines offer 29″ seat pitch and budget carrier Ryanair 30″.

But as one of our readers from Singapore advised us, one North American airline’s long-haul Boeing 777 fleet has now been refitted for 10 abreast seating and 31″ seat pitch.  He added that “they have lost me as a customer. I used to fly with them to Toronto via Hong Kong, but now I take Eva via Taipei, where the same aircraft has 9-abreast with 34″ seat pitch, and most of the time I am upgraded into Eva deluxe class.”

Eva is owned by a shipping company, Taiwan’s Evergreen Line.

In other words, if you are worried about space on the plane that is taking you to your cruise, it is always worth investigating.
If you can’t get much from your agent or carrier then a good source for this information is seatguru.com by TripAdvisor, which will give you not only seat pitch but aircraft seatmaps and airline comparisons.

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