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3 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
Customer rating from 4 reviews
3/10
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2/10

"cramming more and more seats"

(United States)

Verified Review | I fly on Alaska Airlines or Southwest weekly and it is ridiculous how the airlines are cramming more and more seats on their aircraft. I paid for a premium seat however had a 400 lb man set in the middle seat. If a passenger needs a seat belt extender they need to purchase 2 seats to accommodate their girth. Having to sit at an angle on a 3.5 hour flight due to the person next to you hanging over their seat is unacceptable. The FAA needs to step up and dictate measurements for passenger seating. I am very disappointed in Alaska Airlines greedy strategy to increase profits, they are no better than their competitors.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 737-800/900
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownFebruary 2017
Cabin FlownPremium Economy
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
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6/10

"better than Alaska's older planes"

(United States)

Verified Review | The Boeing 737-800 and -900 next generation Alaska Airlines 737s have vastly better seating than Alaska's older planes. The leg room (pitch) is more generous and the seats are more comfortable (and less worn out). One downside for tall people is the power outlets are in a big "pod" that's exactly where your right knee is. Especially when the person in front reclines their seatback the pod can be in the way. They should have put it in the center of the seatback away from the knees. There are other downsides. The middle seats have a large metal box intruding on the underseat space. And the isle seats have an especially small underseat area that can be difficult to get even a small backpack into. So, in my opinion, the best economy seats on the Alaska -800 and -900 planes are the window seats unless you're in an exit row where the window seat has other negatives.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 737-900
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownFebruary 2017
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
no
3/10

"excruciatingly uncomfortable"

(United States)

Alaska Airlines has gone to great lengths to talk up their new Recaro seats with power ports for both 110V and USB connections. They mention the extra comfort afforded by "high density" seat padding. If you thought the previous generation of slim design seats were like sitting on a sheet of plywood with leather covering, these new slimer seats take the padless plywood feel to new heights. Compared to the marginally better Delta slim seats, Alaska Airlines seats are excruciatingly uncomfortable not only because of the total lack of padding but also due to their convex seatback which is a shape that is the opposite of the curve of your back, very odd. Recent flight was from Fairbanks to Palm Springs, the 3.5 hour flight to Seattle was fine as I was in the bulkhead row, their no-frills version of Economy Comfort for which you pay extra. I do like the at-seat power though, very convenient. Last winter however a flight from Anchorage to Honolulu, 6hr, 15 minutes was absolutely unbearable on the new seats. Now I understand why people lean forward and put their heads on the tray table because anything is better than sitting upright against plywood. One last thing on all new slim seats are the tiny tray tables that are flimsy and barely able to hold a drink and your digi player - or actually, not able to hold both of those, really bad.
Aircraft TypeBoeing 737-800
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownSeptember 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
no
1/10

"very little to no recline"

(United States)

My seat row 26 had very little to no recline whatsoever and it was not an emergency row. From Honolulu to San Diego 5.5 hours was the most uncomfortable plane ride I've ever experienced. I kept falling forward when I fell asleep because the seat was so straight up.
Aircraft TypeBOEING 737
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
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