5 airlines with the most comfortable economy seats

5 airlines with the most comfortable economy seats
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This article was originally on GET.com at: 5 Airlines With The Most Comfortable Economy Seats

How often do you fly on Economy Class when jetting out of Singapore for those well-deserved holidays with your loved ones? 

Flying around the world in Economy cabins certainly does not have to be a subpar experience if you fly with the right airline, and hopefully the right aircraft.

An extra inch of seat pitch or seat width don't sound like much, but it can make a world of a difference to travellers on long-haul flights or passengers who could do with a tad more space on board to remain comfortable.

Below, we at GET.com highlight findings from the World Airline Awards 2016 which ranked Economy Class airline seats according to their comfort levels and satisfaction as perceived by international travellers.

5 Airlines With The Most Comfortable Economy Seats

1. Asiana Airlines

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Depending on the aircraft you are flying on, seat pitch on Asiana Airlines Economy Class flights ranges from 32 inches to 34 inches, while seat width ranges between 17.2 inches and 18 inches.

The seats on all their planes can recline 108°.

Travellers love how comfortable the seats on Asiana Airlines are, citing them as "spongy" and "soft".

Plus, they shared that the legroom is great on board.

2. Japan Airlines

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Japan Airlines' Economy seats have a seat pitch of between 31 inches and 33 inches, seat width of 16.8 inches to 18 inches.

All Economy seats have a seat recline of 111°.

Travellers adored the ample space available in Economy Class as well as the comfortable, ergonomic design.

JAL Sky Wider and JAL Sky Wider II seats are larger and more comfortable compared to the others though these seats are only available on JAL Sky Suite 777 and JAL Sky Suite 787, respectively.

3. Korean Air

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The Economy seats on Korean Air's planes boast a seat pitch from 32 inches to 34 inches, seat width of 17 inches to 18 inches.

Depending on which plane you are flying on, your Economy seat can recline either 118° or 121°.

I'm not going to lie, I enjoyed all of my flights on Korean Air's Economy Class very much.

I may be on the smaller side but an American traveller who's 6 ft 2 inches tall and 280 lbs left a recent review saying he was comfortable for a whopping 14 hours.

4. Singapore Airlines

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Did you know that Changi Airport has been ranked as the best airport in the world for 2016?

Singapore Airlines hasn't fared too shabby either having come up in position #3 for World's Top Airlines 2016.

Anyhow, the Economy seats on Singapore Airlines flights have a seat pitch of 32 inches and a seat width of either 18.6 inches or 17.9-18.6 inches.

All seats in the Economy cabin can recline 115°.

Travellers shared their views online that Economy seats are comfortable even for people with a height of 180cm and this particular traveller had no issue getting out of his seat even with a reclined passenger right in front of him.

Here's a tip for you if you want extra legroom - opt for Preferred Seats when you're booking your Singapore Airlines flight.

5. Thai Airways

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Thai Airways' seats in Economy Class have a seat pitch ranging between 32 inches and 36 inches and a seat width of either 17 inches, 17.7 inches or 18 inches.

Except for the B777-300ER that reclines up to 110°, all other seats in their Economy cabin can recline 122°.

And just in case you're wondering which other airlines have the best Economy seats for the year rounding up 2016, in positions 6 to 10 are Qatar Airways, ANA All Nippon Airways, Etihad Airways, Garuda Indonesia and EVA Air respectively.

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