To: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Give Passengers More Legroom On Flights!

Give Passengers More Legroom On Flights!

The Civil Aviation Authority needs to enforce a law for airlines in The United Kingdom to remove a few rows and extend the amount of legroom per seat.

Why is this important?

This needs to be enforced on mainly short-haul routes which can last up to 5.5 hours long! Whenever you are on a flight, it is very cramped and the only way to resolve this is by paying £25 per person per way to get some extra legroom. Many passengers have sore ankles and legs after a flight and nothing can be done. The Civil Aviation Authority who make the laws for airliners can enforce them to remove a few rows giving you more space and less to worry about. It needs to accommodate for passengers up to 7foot on all short haul flights. Please sign and support this petition!

This is vitaly important. Even look at the following reviews on seats! :
Thomas Cook Seat Review : Mike Hanse - "Just flown back from Lanzarote today. Flight attendants were very good but the seating is just the worst I have ever encountered. I am not exactly tall at 6ft but I have never suffered a 3 hour plus flight in such an uncomfortable position. The seats are wafer thin and I spent the whole flight with my knees against the seat in front. When the passenger reclined that seat the pain became even worse"
Thomson Seat Review: Max Welsh - "I flew on Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 in January 2017 from Lanzarote to Glasgow. The seats were so close together and barely any legroom. It was not only the legroom that was terrible, the comfort of the seats was absolutely horrendous.
British Airways Seat Review: Ian Graham - "Sat in Row 27B and the seats have no recline due to toilets behind. Seat pitch poor felt very cramped especially when a person in front reclined seat. Seats not very wide either. Coming back on an A320 again sat in an emergency exit (overwing seat) and even though they were supposed to have a bit more legroom still felt cramped. Glad it was only a 2 hr flight."
EasyJet Seat Review: E McLean -"Cramped and uncomfortable. My partner is 6'7" and was unable to move during the flight. He could not lean forward, nor could he rest his head on anything. I am not quite as tall but still left the flight with aching legs and had to walk around for some time to get the circulation back. Appalling conditions"
That's been a mix of airlines and it's clear to see that something needs to be done! Action needs to be done and the CAA must enforce this law for airlines in the UK to remove a few rows of seats and make legroom bigger on every seat!

How it will be delivered

Signatures will be emailed directly to Andrew Haines, CEO of the Civil Aviation Authority by me personally.

United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • I have DVT for the rest of my life & will be on medication forever also. That's a good enough reason for me.
  • We need to have space to stretch during the flight on all short haul airliners from the UK!