Seat Map Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700
Airplane Boeing 737-700 Southwest Airlines with 143 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
I am a pretty big lady, and the dip in the wall for the window lined up perfectly! The extra inch or two was enough so that I could lean against the window and not touch my neighbor at all. I like to be considerate of my neighbors, and not be in their space. I fit in the seat just fine, and the seatbelt was long enough. It wasn't a very comfortable ride, but I knew that was going to happen since Southwest isn't exactly a luxury airline. I made do with the circumstances.
Both 12B and 12C are cramped and do not have the leg room as 12A, 12D, 12E and 12F. The only advantage to sitting in 12B and 12C is the seats in front cannot recline. 11B and 11C are also cramped with little leg room. The only advantage of those seats are that the seats in front of them cannot recline. The best exit isle seats are 12D, E and F.
For Claustrophobic Panic Attack flyers like myself who normally fly first class on airlines that offer it, this seat is probably the best on the plane. My wife and I had boarding pass A54/55 and I can't believe it was still available. Lots of legroom. I'm 6'1" and 200lbs. This plane is really cramped, but the 17" wide seats were not as bad as i thought and the overall cushioning comfort was fine.
double seats in exit asile are narrow than others. I would not recommend unless both passangers are small.
Having read several dismal reviews of poorly-padded seats barely good for 2 hr MAX flight, I approached my 5 hr flight to Costa Rica with some trepidation. Perhaps because the seat coverings looked very new (and thus were recent additions), the sitting was quite comfortable on this flight, Seat 2F nicely aligns the window and seat back so your shoulder fits into the window recess, to rest your head on the wall for snoozing. I'm an average size (5'11', 185 pounds) male so the seat dimensions did not confine me. I'd happily take this seat again.
Unless you absolutely require the keg room, I’d avoid this row sue to lack of tray table. Also nothing can be stowed beneath seat.
I paid extra for early check in to get better seat due to my hypertension and severe asthma. I also check in early on line, but my seat all the way in the back
Very small, uncomfortable seat that was designed for small people. Had three grown men in my row, and we were overlapping each other. None of the folks were overweight, just normal size for an adult male. OK for a short flight, I would not recommend for a flight longer than 1 hour.
Plane kept to its timing, and only had to wait for 30 minutes to receive checked bag. This seat was designed for anyone who is no taller than 5 feet, and weighs no more than 100 lbs. Sort flight, ok... long flight.. no way. Very small uncomfortable seat.
First (and last experience with Southwest). Seat width says 17", but I have traveled on other aircraft with 17" wide seats and never been this uncomfortable. Large person in middle seat meant I was pushed over aisle. It seems like the aisle is wider so the seat widths have to be narrower. I'm sure that aisle width helps load and unload plane faster, but at the expense on any comfort one finds in coach.
This airline isn't building planes for comfort, it's how many people they can squeeze into these planes. I guess that's the trade off low fare tickets for comfort. I was sitting in a aisle seat and had to lean over toward the aisle but was still touching the person next to me. I would rather drive than fly any day.
for those of you that have broad shoulders, the window indent in 18A lines up almost perfectly with the seat back, giving your shoulder an extra couple inches of shoulder room.
not as comfortable as the seat on the next flight - a 737-800. seemed a little closer to the floor which affected leg comfort
Ok so like Southwest is my favorite airline, by a long shot. And yes, they do have amazing crew, and I usually get lucky with an A boarding number. but they need to GET RID OF THE EVOLVE SEATS. They are TORTURE MACHINES disguised as a nice airplane seat. Those heart seats? They are soo much better, like PLEASE replace the evolves with the new Heart Seats. Yes, most of the cabins on the 700s have those fancy new seat covers, but DO NOT BE FOOLED. They are still the same death traps as before. If you have the option to book onto a plane with heart seats, DO IT
No wonder this seat was still open when I was 90th to board. It may be the worst seat on the plane. No exytra legroom that I could tell, BUT NARROWER by an inch than the others. Avoid like the plague. BTW, SW at 31 inches is now just as bad as all the other airlines. No skycap at MKE at 1800 on Sunday - so have to self tag. Disgraceful
The seats have NO MORE THAN 29 INCH SEAT PITCH, the seats are only as wide as 17 inches, NO MORE than 17 and the most turbulent flight i have ever taken in my life. I WILL NEVER FLY SOUTHWEST AGAIN!
I for one, do not like South West's 'new' configuration for the 700 series. These days, 31" pitch is normal for crossing the Atlantic, let alone a domestic USA flight. The older 737's had 32' itch and that made all the difference to me. Southwest can say what they like, no matter how you shape your seat, when the person in front reclines and the tray table is almost in your stomach, that is not good. Please note row 10 D.E.F do not recline. I note the 800 series and MAX has moor legroom, thanks God for that. I'm 5' 11" and weight 177lb, so I'm not exactly a large person. Bad move Southwest on the 700, please do not repeat. I am a Southwest credit card member, but if I can avoid the 700, I will fly another airline, hoping I can fly premium economy or something like that.
VERY good airline to travel; I can sit where ever I want w/o any assignments and may consider that this airline in the future ^^ !
Bulkhead seats on this plane should NOT be listed as "mixed". They are bad, pure and simple. The only reason for a semi-positive review is "more legroom". There isn't more though. There's just as much in any other row as long as there isn't a bag under your seat. However, the drawbacks of the bulkhead are obvious. There is emergency equipment in the overhead so your bag is likely to be behind you, making deplaning a chore. There is NO tray for your seat. And there is ONE pocket on the wall for all three seats to share. What a horrendously useless seat.
These 737-700 planes are ok but the 737-800's are much better. I wish they's use 737-800 for all their flights, not just the long ones. The 737-800 flights have three restrooms instead of just two in the 737-700. If I had a choice the only time I'd use a 737-700 is on a flight of 1:30 to 2:00 tops