British Airways makes major change to some of its flights – and passengers won’t be happy

BRITISH Airways has reduced legroom on some of their flights to just 28 inches.

The national airline admitted that the space allocated in economy class has been reduced by a few centimeters on some planes.

BA has reduced legroom to just 28 inches on some of its flights


BA has reduced legroom to just 28 inches on some of its flightsPhoto credit: Getty

Previously, bosses said they would allow travelers a minimum height of 29 inches across all services.

But the airline has quietly made cuts to accommodate more seats and cut costs.

Revelation will be angry larger flyers who claim “size matters”.

Passengers were already upset at the loss of free drinks and meals on BA short-haul routes.

One traveler complained, “Tall people had trouble finding legroom in economy class when they were given 29 inches. A reduction to 28 inches will make flying for those over 6 feet extremely uncomfortable.”

Another large passenger on a recent four-hour BA flight from Paphos, Cyprus to London Gatwicktold The Sun: “I found it impossible to tuck my knees behind the front seat.

“I had to either spread my legs — not ideal for the person next to me — or turn sideways.”

Earlier this year, consumer magazine Which? I found out that various airlines have now reduced legroom to 28 inches.

These include Wizz Air and Jet2, where the range is between 28 inches and 31 inches.

Ryanair offers passengers 30 inches, while EasyJet offers 29 inches.

British Airways said: “The vast majority of seats on all our short-haul aircraft have a minimum seat pitch of 29 inches or more.”

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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