Less is more -- or so goes the thinking for most airlines when it comes to how they treat passengers in the cheap seats.
But as numerous airlines squeeze even more seats into their planes, at least one US carrier’s making the flying experience a little comfier: Southwest Airlines announced Tuesday it’ll offer the widest Economy seats of any US airline next year, when it rolls out its new fleet of Boeing 737-800 jets.
The leather blue seats will measure a roomy 17.8 inches, adding almost an entire inch to the current seat width of 17.1 inches. While that might not sound like a lot, Bloomberg reports the seats will be considerably cozier than those on airlines like Alaska Airlines (where you get 17 inches of butt space) and United Airlines (where you get 17.3 inches). And if you've got any junk in the trunk, you'd know: it's always a plus to have more cushion for... your cross-continental flight.
Oh, hey, and they look like this:
Source: Southwest Image Library