Why do airlines do this?
AirlineRatings Editor in Chief, Geoffrey Thomas states
‘Quite simply they do this to save money. It’s another element that needs to be manufactured and installed on to the seat as well as emptied out and cleaned. In addition to this the leg room is already largely compromised on low cost carriers so adding a seat pocket for you to ‘stuff full’ with only make this worse for many passengers.’
Forget about legroom or reclining passengers—the absence of a stretchy seat pocket in economy class turns travel into an unbearable ordeal, leaving passengers juggling their belongings in frustration. From phones to snacks, without a designated space, every item remains locked away in bags, complicating even the simplest tasks during the flight. This small amenity can make a world of difference in the overall comfort of the flight and we can only hope that airlines stop taking this away from economy passengers.
Forget small seat pitch or passengers reclining in to your space, if this one thing is missing it makes travel in economy unbearable.
So what is it? It’s a missing stretchy seat pocket on the back of the seat in front of you.
Lets set the scene
You arrive to your allocated window or middle seat on a single aisle aircraft knowing full well you wont read more ⇒