British Airways cuts back legroom on selected flights to just 28inches sparking fears people over 6ft will be in for an uncomfortable journey
- Bosses previously said it allowed passengers minimum of 29inches on all flights
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British Airways has cut the legroom on selected flights to just 28inches – sparking fears that people over 6feet will have an uncomfortable journey.
The national carrier revealed the space given in economy has been reduced by an inch on certain planes.
Bosses previously said it allowed passengers a minimum if 29inches on all its services, according to The Sun.
However, the airline has now cut back in order to fit more seats and reduce costs.
It comes after travellers were already annoyed at the loss of BA short-haul free drinks and meals.
British Airways has cut the legroom on selected flights to just 28inches – sparking fears that tall people will have an uncomfortable journey (File image)
The national carrier revealed the space given in economy has been reduced by an inch on certain planes (File image)
One passenger said: ‘Tall people were struggling to find room for their legs in economy when they were given 29inches. A reduction to 28inches will make flying extremely uncomfortable for anyone over 6feet.’
Another tall passenger on recent four-hour BA flight from Paphos to London Gatwqick said: ‘I found it impossible to fit my knees behind the seat in front.’
Ryanair gives customers 30inches while easyJet provides 29inches.
British Airways said: ‘The vast majority of the seats on all of our short-haul aircraft have a minimum seat pitch of 29ins or higher.’
It comes after an airline passenger revealed how he landed an exit row seat, a first class amenity bag and a spread of in-flight treats after employing a controversial travel hack on a 12.5-hour flight from New York to Abu Dhabi.
Jeremy Maclellan, 26, a former car salesman from Massachusetts, tried a trick involving gifting Starbucks cards to cabin crew and showing some ‘kindness’.
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