Find the airlines with the best legroom
Do you want to travel comfortably with a lot of legroom? Here you can find a compilation of the airlines that offer the most legroom in the industry.
Spacious seating is a luxury when it comes to flying economy, and by choosing the right airline you can get several inches extra when it comes to legroom. The following airlines offer the most comfortable flying experiences – at least when it comes to the amount of legroom.
Airlines with the most legroom worldwide
Japan Airlines – 33-34 inches
The most legroom around is found at the Japanese flag carrier Japan Airlines. Here you get the chance to enjoy 33-34 inches of legroom if you choose one of their medium- or long-haul flights.
ANA, Emirates and Singapore Airlines – 32-34 inches
Most of the airlines that offer a good amount of legroom are found in Asia. The second place on our list is shared between the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA), Emirates from Dubai and Singapore Airlines. All of these airlines offer 32-34 inches of legroom.
Air China, Air France, Korean Air and JetBlue Airways – 32-33 inches
If we move down another inch we find our first airlines outside of Asia. Both Air France and the American low cost airline JetBlue Airways offer a legroom of 32-33 inches. The same measurements are found at Air China and Korean Air.
Airlines with the most legroom in the US
JetBlue Airways – 32-33 inches
If you are in the US and looking for spacious seating, the best option is JetBlue Airways. Here you can get 32-33 inches of legroom, depending on different aircrafts. The generous legroom does not apply to every flight carried by JetBlue Airways, and it can differ between short- and long-haul flights.
Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines – 31-32 inches
If you choose to fly with Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines, you can expect between 31 and 32 inches of legroom, depending on the aircraft.
Other American airlines
Most of the flights in the US are carried by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. Both American Airlines and United Airlines offer 31 inches of legroom, while you can expect between 30 and 32 inches at Delta Air Lines.
How do you measure legroom?
Even though it is called “legroom”, the distance measured when the airlines present their legroom isn’t really how much room there is for your legs. The distance is actually measured from the headrest of one seat to the headrest behind it. Legroom is normally presented in inches.