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Which Airlines Have the Best Coach Seats?

If you book an economy ticket on a flight, you can usually assume that your knees may be up against your neck.

But there’s some good news for those in the back of the bus.

In the latest rankings, a few airlines in Asia are actually doing a better job with coach seats.

Thai Airways’ economy class seats are often comparable to some business class seats on other airlines.

Singapore Airlines is also a good bet for a more comfortable flight in coach — on its airbus A380s — used primarily on long-haul flights. Its coach seats have adjustable headrests, USB charging ports, and 32 inches of seat pitch, which is above average for economy.

And if you’re waffling between two different economy tickets, check out, which compares amenities and seating dimensions on economy flights.