Air Transat Boeing 737-800 US and South seat review by Ian Gadbois #30614

2016-04-08
3 of 5
Seat 12
From Ottawa - Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International (YOW)
To Cancun - Cancún International (CUN)
Detailed ratings
Legroom 2 of 5
Seat width 3 of 5
Seat recline 1 of 5
Entertainment 2 of 5
Food & drink 4 of 5
Service 5 of 5
The Air Transat 737-800s we flew in both from Ottawa to Cancun and back were two slightly different versions of the same plane. I am 6' 1" and the knee room was barely adequate. In the first version, the magazine holder had been cleverly moved up to behind the headrest to provide a fraction more knee room. On the version returning home, the magazine rack was in the usual place, compromising the already severely limited knee room. Our seats had absolutely no recline ability.

Our flight was delayed by 45 minutes because a computer in the cockpit had crashed. Once it was repaired, the flight data had to be reloaded.

Overhead storage was very large and easy to access. The cabin was relatively quiet and the lighting was good. Having three washrooms was a bonus.

In row 12, for some odd reason, there are no windows. There is no seatback entertainment, but a number of drop down screens so everyone had to watch the same movie.

Air Transat service was excellent and the landings on both ends were stellar.
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