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What Passes for Legroom on United Airlines

I’m 5’11” (180cm) tall, and here’s what the legroom in United Airlines’ economy class is like once the guy in front of you has reclined his seat. He’d originally reclined his seat all the way, but I was able to talk him into doing it only halfway:

Legroom on United's economy class

As you can see, my knees are touching the seat in front of me. If you’re 6 feet or taller, you’ll probably want to get upgraded to what United calls “Economy Plus”, where you get a little more legroom – about as much as other airlines’ economy class seats.

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[…] Pictured above is an Embraer 190, the exact type of plane I’m flying today from Seattle back home to Accordion City this morning. Air Canada’s seat layout for their Embraer 190s is two on the left side of the aisle and two on the right, each seat has its own entertainment unit and each pair of seats has a power outlet. I expect to be far more comfortable than I was in United’s “Economy Minus” section, where I sat on the way here. […]

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