What’s the Difference Between Economy and Economy Plus?

What's the difference between Economy and Economy Plus?

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As more and more airlines squeeze out legroom on their planes, flying is getting more and more cramped. Economy Plus options are available on most of the major airlines, but how much extra legroom do you get if you pay up for that?  looks “at the differences between Economy and Economy Plus on six major airlines.” In comparing the two options on each of United, American, JetBlue, Delta, WOW, and Spirit, it provides some good insight into where you should spend your flight money. JetBlue was found to have the most legroom in Economy (34″), for the record.





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