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Airplane Legroom Guide

Legroom you'll get with the main airlines

Just about everyone wants more room on the plane, but legroom is not just a matter of comfort – it’s a matter of health, too. Awareness of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) has raised interest in airline legroom. has compiled a table of major carriers' seat pitch for coach or economy seats in individual aircraft. Seating space on airplanes is approximated by width and seat pitch – the distance from a point in the head rest to same point in the head rest in front. For example, if an airline has a seat pitch of 81cm in economy, this means that there is a distance of 81cm between the front of one seat and the front of the seat behind it.

We do our best to ensure that all of our airline information is accurate. However, seat pitch and other specifications can vary from plane to plane.

AirlineSeat pitchSeat width
Air CanadaA319: 31-32"A320: 31-32"A321: 32"A330-300: 31-33"B767: 31-32" B777 : 32"18"17.8"17.8"17.84"17.5"18.5"
American AirlinesAerospatiale: 30"B737-800: 31-32"B757-200: 31-32"B767-200: 33-34"17.25"17.2"17.2"17.2"
British AirwaysA319-100: 31-34"A320-200: 31-34"A321-200: 31-34"B737-400: 32"B757-200: 32"19"17"17"17"18"
Delta Air LinesA319: 30-32"B737: 31-32"B757: 31-33"B767: 30-32"17.2"17.2"17.2"17"
JetBlue AirwaysA320: 34"ERJ190: 33"17.8"18"
Southwest AirlinesB737-300: 32-33"B737-500: 32-33"B737-700: 32-33"17"17"17"
United AirlinesA319: 31"A320: 31"B757-200: 31"B767-300: 31"B777-200: 31"18"18"17"18"18"
US AirwaysA320: 31"A321: 32"B737-300: 31"B737-400: 30"B757-200: 32"B767-200: 31"18"18"17"17"17.1"17"
Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.