American Airlines to cut economy legroom on B737 Max
AMERICAN AIRLINES IS TO REDUCE economy class seat pitch in three rows of its new B737 Max aircraft to 29 inches. These economy rows will have two inches less legroom than in the carrier’s existing B737-800s (31 inches). The rest of the cabin’s seats will have a pitch of 30 inches.
American has ordered 100 B737 Max aircraft. The first are due to arrive this autumn and will be used mainly on North American routes. They will have 172 seats, compared with 160 on the current B737s.
An AA spokesperson said: “We’re also considering something similar for our 737800s beginning at a later date.” aa.com