According to a survey, Spirit’s seats were ranked more comfortable than US Airways’ and Americans’. Has Tiff been redeemed?
Jet Blue Airways and Alaska Airlines have the most comfortable coach seats, while no major airline ranked near the top in results of a poll released Thursday by Airfarewatchdog.
The rest of U.S. carriers garnered single-digit percentages in the poll. They were, in order of highest to lowest, Allegiant, Southwest, AirTran, Delta, United, Spirit, American and US Airways. Results were adjusted for airline size.
People were asked which airline had the most comfortable seats. They were not asked to rank them in order. Savvy travelers would know that Jet Blue does have more comfortable seats than US Airways, so they would never select US or American in this poll.
Would a reasonable person rather sit in Spirit’s seats than Jet Blue’s? Not if they are looking for space and “traditional” comfort. But maybe if they are looking for ways of practicing their contortionist practice.
My guess is, people who have only flown Spirit selected Spirit in this poll. People who tend to fly the major carriers have a good sense of which ones are better than others. (But I still say that US Airways’ CRJ seats are still better than sitting in the middle seat on car rides).
But I don’t think this means that when doing a side by side comparison, people would actually say Spirit’s seats are more comfortable. Thoughts?