American Airlines announced they are going to shrink the distance between economy seats in some new planes. What does that mean to us? Less legroom!
The distance between the back of one seat and the back of the next — known as the “pitch” in industry jargon — will be 30 inches for most of the economy seats on the 737-Max jet the carrier will start flying this year, American Airlines representatives said. For three rows in the economy section, the distance will be 29 inches.
For comparison, the distance on similar-sized Boeing 737-800 jets American currently operates is 31 inches.