How to Show Legroom in Google Flights Search Results

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If you have long legs then the distance between the seat backs on a plane, called seat pitch, is of primary importance. That’s especially true when you’re looking to book a cheap cash flight most likely in economy class, where seat pitches vary greatly. A couple inches can make a world of a difference.

The pitch of Ryanair seats is likely unacceptable to long legged individuals. Photography credit to Sarah Page Maxwell
The pitch of Ryanair could be unacceptable to long-legged individuals. 

Seat pitch information is not a new feature of Google Flights search results. Clicking on an individual result will show you the pitch listed after the flight number, cabin, and plane type.

An extension for Google Chrome called Legrooms saves you the trouble of having to click through each result to see the seat pitch.

Here’s what your Google Flights search results look like without the Legrooms extension…

…and here’s what the search results look like if you have the Legrooms extensions turned on.

When the extension is enabled, there will be an extra column on the far right that tells you the seat pitch of each flight in inches.

Searching for a Business or First Class ticket will yield recline information in the far right column.

Set Up

Legrooms is super simple to install. There are two steps if you don’t already use Google Chrome and one if you do.

  1. If you don’t already have the browser installed on your device, download Google Chrome here. The extension only works for Google Chrome.
  2. Download the Legrooms for Google Flights extension here.

Once the extension is added, a little icon that looks like two plane seats will show up on the top right corner of Google Chrome next to any other extensions you may have.

If you need to manage the extension then click the seat icon.

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Bottom Line

While a simple concept, long-legged travelers everywhere will find the Legrooms extension extremely useful. If seat pitch is a defining factor in how you choose flights, instead of having to pick through search results by hand let technology save you the effort.

Hat tip The Points Guy


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Money is to Spend so get more Cards .If u sit in Back of the Bus I mean plane where I sit the airplane sometimes gos from 3 seats to 2 so I pick that seat next to the window . I had it 2x 3rd next month u can turn ur body like 90 degrees to the window and sometimes the armrest will go up.

    CHEERs

  2. Being 6’7″ I am really glad to see this. Wonder how accurate this is though – are they looking at specific aircraft on the route or just a general ‘the airline typically has this pitch’ number. Some of the airlines have different pitch in economy, based on the aircraft used.

    • @BothofUs2, it looks like they are using the type of aircraft for each flight, so I hope it’s accurate. For example, on a route I just checked, United flies both the 737 and the A320 – the extension shows the legroom at 31″ and 30″, respectively.

  3. Is the measurement really accurate? When I look up some of those same flights on seatguru’s plane configurations it’s only 30-31″ listed in economy.

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