The national airline acknowledged that on some aircraft, the economy seating area has been reduced by an inch. Previously, officials reportedly promised to give passengers a minimum of 29 inches on all services.
However, in order to squeeze in more seats and reduce expenses, the airline has quietly made cuts. Taller pilots who maintain that “size matters” will be incensed by the information.
The removal of free meals and beverages from BA’s short-haul flights has previously incensed passengers.
Tall people had trouble fitting their legs in the economy when they were only allotted 29 inches, according to one passenger. Anyone above 6 feet tall will find flying to be quite uncomfortable with a decrease to 28 inches.
On a recent four-hour BA flight from Cyprus’ Paphos to London Gatwick, another tall passenger on the flight said the following: “I found it impossible to fit my knees beneath the seat in front.I was forced to turn to one side or spread my legs, which was not ideal for the person sitting next to me.
According to British Airways, “the vast majority of the seats on all of our short-haul aircraft have a minimum seat pitch of 29ins or higher.”