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Airplane seats for traveler with stiff leg


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  • Added on: June 29th, 2008
Surgery has left me with a stiff right leg. I can bend it about 30 degrees. And i'm tall, 6 feet. I ned to fly from Newark NJ to Bangod ME on a Continental regional jet, Embraer RJ145. Continental tells me the best option is a bulkhead seat, and that this will be fine. I am very skeptical. Can anyone share experiences? Is this realistic? Any other options? I'd be grateful for any advice.


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  • Added on: June 29th, 2008
No I've been in those seats, they are worse then any other seat on that plane. Technically there is a little more knee room then a regular seat but you can't extend your leg under the seat in front of you so you really have to bend your knee more. You want the exit row or if not that an aisle seat on the left side of the plane so you can stick your leg into the aisle.
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  • Added on: June 29th, 2008
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  • Added on: October 29th, 2008
Second the recco' for Def. a great site for seat selection.

I'm 6'6", and the exit row on an RJ is def. do-able for me.

If you know you travel a lot, check into becoming at least a nominal tier on Continental's frequent flyer program, as usually people above "base" level in an airline's FF program have a MUCH better selection of the better seats, incl. aisles, exit rows, farther forward in the aircraft, etc.

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