Best Economy Class Airlines For Long-Haul Flights

View from economy seat on airplane
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When it comes to long-haul international flights, comfort is essential. Still, paying the heavy fees that come with business and first-class seats are out of reach for many travelers. Here are the best economy-class airlines for long-haul flights.

JetBlue Airbus A321

While already known for its reasonable deals, JetBlue offers a generous amount of space on its Airbus A321. If 32 inches of pitch and 18 inches of width weren’t enough, you’ll also have a generous 3 inches of reclining back with your seat. Of course, the built-in power outlets also give you the convenience of charging your phone without the need for a portable power bank.

All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

On its flights between Tokyo and Los Angeles, Japan’s All Nippon Airways offers spacious seating with 34 inches of legroom and a width of 17.3 inches; the best you can get for such a long-haul flight. What’s particularly useful about All Nippon Airways’ seats is that when they recline they slide forward as well, providing you with more personal space.

Emirates Airbus A380

This double-decker jet is certainly a trendsetter, marking a whole new era of air travel. With its high ceiling and wide body, you’ll feel like you have more space to yourself than is the case with other airlines. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a padded adjustable headrest along with a 13.3-inch entertainment screen, keeping you busy throughout your flight.