We just returned from a trip to the Bay Area via Virgin America, so I had two chances to check out Virgin’s A320 under-seat measurements. Unlike JetBlue, which also flies A320 planes, Virgin America divides its A320s into two classes (First and Main). First Class has two seats on each side of the aisle, while the main cabin has three seats on each side of the aisle.
There is a bulkhead between the two classes, and you are not allowed to … Read more
We returned to Seattle on a JetBlue Airbus 320, so once again I crawled around under my row of seats with a tape measure, and here are the results. This post is part of an ongoing series recording under-seat measurements of the various planes we fly on. Keep in mind that most domestic and international airlines have rules about the maximum size of in-cabin pet carriers they allow on board (see Dog Jaunt’s handy charts under the “Taking your pet … Read more
One answer is “any dog that fits comfortably in a carrier that the airlines will accept for in-cabin pets.” As I’ve discussed in an earlier post, though, there are significant variations among the U.S. airlines’ requirements for in-cabin carriers, and there are lots of carriers that exceed those requirements in one or more dimensions but still sneak by for airline use. All these variations mean that the upper size limit for a dog that will fit under an airplane seat … Read more