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Long haul flights have been found to triple the risk of DVT*, with factors such as cramped seats and inadequate leg-room causing even further risk. Airport Parking and Hotels (APH), the long stay parking specialist, has put together a table comparing the seat pitch of 29 major airlines highlighting the difference between seat width and leg room space. Visit to view the table.

Seat pitch and width can vary considerably between airlines and carriers, which can mean the difference between a comfortable nine hour flight and a sleepless one. For many carriers, the pitch in economy class is 30 to 32 inches but APH has found that some airlines are offering much larger or smaller seat space.

Qatar Airways offers the widest space in economy with a seat width of 18.9 inches, Emirates follow close behind offering a reasonable 17 inches of seat width but a lengthy 34 inches of legroom. British Airways offers a standard seat width of 17.5 inches and a 31 inch seat pitch however if the passenger is willing to upgrade to the World Traveller Plus Class, the seats have an additional inch added onto the width and 38 inches of leg space. They also recline an extra two inches making it easier to get some shut-eye on that long haul flight. In Premium Economy Virgin Atlantic offer an even further 21 inches of seat width and 38 inches of legroom, the largest in its class. However economy seats with Thomsonfly and ANA are found to offer the smallest seat width with only up to 16.5 inches.

Nick Caunter, Managing Director of APH says: “The size of seats and leg-room space can vary drastically between airlines and we feel it’s important for travellers to be aware of which are likely to offer the most comfortable flight before they book their holiday. The Know Before You Go section of the website aims to provide our customers with a variety of useful information in a one-stop format saving time for holiday makers.”

Airport Parking and Hotels Ltd has over 20 years’ experience as a retailer of pre-booked airport parking and travel extras. It offers parking at 18 UK airports, ports and Eurotunnel terminals plus airport hotels packaged with parking, airport lounges, travel insurance, car hire and holiday taxis.
* (Source: World Health Organisation)

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