Why there will soon be more legroom

Why there will soon be more legroom
Economy Class on the Boeing 787-9

Even in business class, passengers can customize their seats according to their preferences.


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frankfurt A survey of nearly 26,000 citizens by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) delivered a devastating verdict for comfort levels on many airlines. It was so narrow, respondents reported cramping and pain, and some even wrote about torture.

In order to be able to sell as many tickets as possible, airlines have in the past pushed seats closer together. But that may be the end of it now. Airlines around the world are investing in their cabins. More premium quality for the masses – that’s the new motto.

However, “pimping” the cabin is not altruism. Airline managers are finding that passengers are willing to spend more money for more comfortable travel. And let’s hope it remains that way despite high inflation. Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr recently said that private travelers will also book premium offers more often. But how comfortable will we really be when traveling in the future? An overview of plans for more legroom, more premium seats, new sleeping rows and more flexible rebooking services.

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