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Guide to the best airlines for legroom

Not all airlines offer a meagre 31”. Find out which airlines to book if you fancy a roomier flight.

It seems that when it comes to in-flight seating, bigger really is better. Our survey found that spacious seating came out as the top choice for improving in flight happiness, with over 60% of respondents.

The average economy airline’s seat pitch is 31-32 inches, but if you want a little more room you may want to consider the list compiled by travel ratings service, Skytrax, which ranks the world’s best airlines based on customer reviews and legroom on economy class flights:

Qatar Airways – 34 ins

Thai Airways – 34 ins

Asiana Airlines – 34 ins

Malaysia Airlines – 34 ins

Saudi Arabian Airlines – 34 ins

Arik Air – 34 ins

Air China – 33-34 ins

Garuda Indonesia – 33-34ins

Korean Air – 33-34 ins

*Seat pitch refers to the distance between each seat row – ie, from the back of one seat to the back of the seat in front, measuring from the same point on each seat.

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