Extra legroom seats on 737-800

Old Jan 18, 20, 8:13 am
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Extra legroom seats on 737-800

Usually choose exit row seats but row 4, behind the 3 plus seat rows, is available to book. They are showing as preferred seats with an extra cost over economy. Do they have the extra legroom or are they preferred just because they are at the front of the aircraft? Seat guru does not note them as having extra leg room.....
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Old Jan 18, 20, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by Ontariotraveller View Post
Usually choose exit row seats but row 4, behind the 3 plus seat rows, is available to book. They are showing as preferred seats with an extra cost over economy. Do they have the extra legroom or are they preferred just because they are at the front of the aircraft? Seat guru does not note them as having extra leg room.....
Row 4 to the row in front of the emergency exit have more leg room than the rows behind the emergency exit, but not to the extent that the emergency exits or Premium seats do. Don’t quote me but I think those are 33” versus 31”? Not sure!
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Old Jan 18, 20, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Ontariotraveller View Post
Usually choose exit row seats but row 4, behind the 3 plus seat rows, is available to book. They are showing as preferred seats with an extra cost over economy. Do they have the extra legroom or are they preferred just because they are at the front of the aircraft? Seat guru does not note them as having extra leg room.....

I am also curious about what this preferred option is.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 2:02 pm
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The DEF seats in front of the exit row have more legroom. YYCguy is probably right on the 33" vs 31" ... it's enough to make it a bit more comfortable if you're taller of need to get into a bag stowed under the seat ahead of your (as is my case, usually dipping in for my laptop).

Not sure about the ABC seats, they seem a bit tighter so I never book them.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 2:06 pm
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The preferred legroom at 33" vs. 31". You will notice.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 11:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Calgary661 View Post
I am also curious about what this preferred option is.
They are now measuring to the millimeter and selling non Plus/PE seats for more than plain old economy seats other than exit rows. In one row. I guess due to following the Plus row 3 they are slightly higher pitch than the circus monkey seats in coach.
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Old Jan 19, 20, 2:21 am
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Do exit rows still board first? If so, I'd stick to exit rows.
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Old Jan 19, 20, 2:28 pm
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Do exit rows still board first? If so, I'd stick to exit rows.
When I last flew, they were called between Zone 2 and 3. It tends to vary but it's definitely ahead of the normal boarding zone. Plus FAs tend to be more helpful with luggage due to needed to keep the row clear.
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Old Jan 19, 20, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by kevflyer View Post
Do exit rows still board first? If so, I'd stick to exit rows.
They have not on my last flights over a couple years. Process is wheelchairs, leave all of the wheelchair passengers in the jetway, then Zone 1 so we can stand behind the wheelchairs because the wheelchairs were of course, called too early, then something happens behind me which might be exit rows, but since I'm standing behind the squadron of wheelchairs, I have never heard what they say next.

Then the wheelchair dam breaks and forms again at the door because they go from too slow to too fast. Then I board and someone else comes later. I've never looked behind me to see if they all beeline to exit rows but they might just be doing that.
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