A right old knees up!

I am a tall man, and I like having knees, so I am disappointed to read about the plans for British Airways to offer less leg room than they currently do.

BBC Legroom

This has been all over the web today, but it is not new news; in fact the densification of the BA Eurofleet cabins on the Airbus A320 and A321 was announced last November.

IAG Densification.JPG

The 2016 IAG Capital Markets Day presentation showed examples of how this might work:

Densification 2

This is a big blow as there is nothing worse than having your knees jammed up against the seat in front, and that is before the inconsiderate person in front tries to recline! If and when this happens it is going to be even more important to secure an exit row or the front row if I want to have any hope of retaining feeling in my knees!

Sadly this, coupled with the introduction of Buy on Board and introduction of Hand Baggage Only fares takes British Airways closer to the low cost carrier model that it was always the antithesis of. It will be interesting to see where this leads.

 

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