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Old 24th Apr 2015, 16:46
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This effort wasn`t even worthy of the monkeys, no matter how few the peanuts!!
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Old 12th May 2015, 11:47
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According to the half year results, 186 seat 320's will be introduced from May 2016 with existing fleet retrofitted.
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Old 12th May 2015, 13:14
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Ouch! What sort of seat pitch will that give?
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Old 12th May 2015, 13:24
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15 of the seats will be 28", the rest 29" or 30". Seat width is 18" with the new slimline seats so personal space will still be good and will exceed the competition in many instances and every aisle seat has a movable armrest so space should actually be ok.
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Old 12th May 2015, 13:29
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Sorry, but I don't regard 28 or 29" seat pitch as good personal space, especially on the longer sectors. For those of us 6ft or over, even 31" can be tight.
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Old 12th May 2015, 13:42
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It might not be great but it's certainly no less than other airlines on most of the routes they fly. BA A320 cabin has similar legroom but with narrower seats and worse seats that recline. There will still be 18 seats available with extra legroom available for purchase should your personal needs or preferences dictate that you need an extra legroom seat.
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Old 12th May 2015, 14:57
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BA squeeze 168 seats into the A320 as well - and 171 into a few of their fleet.
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Old 14th May 2015, 09:52
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Easyjet Adds Extra Capacity

Easyjet to add six additional seats on the A320 fleet. Fantastic news for SARDINES!!!!!!!!
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Old 14th May 2015, 10:15
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Already discussed on the Easyjet thread
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Old 14th May 2015, 11:31
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Not really. A toilet is being moved, an additional six seats are to be put in its place.
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Old 14th May 2015, 11:56
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One of the problems with airlines getting away with this tight and potentially dangerous seat pitch is that most people bitch but just accept it. I have said for a long time that there should be some sort of international legislation restricting seat pitch to an absolute minimum of 32". Yes, fares will increase slightly, so what?! 28" is plain ridiculous, unsafe and unhealthy.
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Old 14th May 2015, 12:23
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Six seats instead of a khazi, wow squeezy
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Old 14th May 2015, 13:05
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easy seating

with the a 320 doing the long routes, can see a few medical problems coming here. 28 inch pitch not good.
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Old 14th May 2015, 14:14
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Well the charters have been operating long flights at minimal legroom for years and hasn't caused any problems on the type of routes EASYJET will fly these aircraft on. Seat pitch of 28" is widely regarded by A and B as safe and is deemed safe and legal by the authorities. In fact some TATL charters by Finnair have been operated by 28" pitched cabins.

As mentioned a small proportion will be 28", most will be the same as British Airways A320's at 29" or 30". For those who need or prefer extra legroom seats they can be purchased. Some seats on the current fleet are 28" and I've never been made aware of any health issues caused by that.

As with all things you have a choice. If the product or offering of one airline doesn't fit your demands and needs fly another airline.
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Old 14th May 2015, 14:42
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If the product or offering of one airline doesn't fit your demands and needs fly another airline.
Which is exactly what I do! Nevertheless I disagree that 28" is safe. Have you any idea how many people develop blood clots from flying in cramped conditions? It generally won't be felt on the flight itself, unless it's a long sector. Even then most people are not aware that they have developed the problem until a day or two later. This problem will never be identified as an in-flight medical issue and is therefore arguably conveniently ignored by both the airlines and the aviation authorities. Something being "legal" mockingjay does not necessarily qualify it as good.
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Old 14th May 2015, 15:03
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I never said it was good but just because something isn't good does not it make it "ridiculous, unsafe and unhealthy" Hotel Tango.

Airlines have the right to configure aircraft however suits them so long as it meets regulatory requirements and is approved by the OEM.

A lack of of an inch or two of legroom is the least of your worries. Morons gathering their personal items will kill you long before a couple of inches less of legroom will.
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Old 14th May 2015, 16:01
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mockingjay, There comes a time in any debate where the parties involved just have to agree to disagree. I note your opinion but at the same time remain resolute in mine.
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Old 14th May 2015, 20:17
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IAW a CAP (which number escapes me), there are stricter rules for legroom on UK registered aircraft, typically resulting in an extra row of seats needing to be removed from aircraft being transferred operator from other EU countries, so unless easyJet plan on registering a number of their aircraft abroad, these fears are unfounded.
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Old 17th May 2015, 21:28
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Where are they moving the toilet to in order to accomodate the extra seats, outside?!
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Old 17th May 2015, 21:40
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Where are they moving the toilet to in order to accomodate the extra seats, outside?!
It's a redesign of the rear of the aircraft interior:

A320 Space-Flex
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