A lot of ink has been spilled on the 18 inch seat in coach. Airbus makes the case that the industry would benefit from this idea. Airlines are not so sure – Lufthansa has flat out said they will not be guided by Airbus’ thinking. Boeing of course has avoided any talk around the subject, saying this is an airline decision.
But for a passenger this is a (potentially) big deal. People are expected to be seated for over 7,000 miles in that seat. We suspect that after 7,000 miles, indeed well before that, that extra inch will start to matter a lot.
So, all things being equal (route and fare), would you switch airlines to get that one extra inch?