Seat Map Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 (738)
Airplane Boeing 737-800 (738) Southwest Airlines with 175 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
This seat depends on what kind of interior you get, and there's no way to tell what you're getting until you board. If it is the older "Evolve" interior, I find this seat has extra legroom, however, with the newer "Heart" interior, I found legroom to only be in line with the regular seats.
Two windows at this seat, and far enough forward that the wing/engine doesn't much get in the way of the view. As always, Southwest provides decent legroom
If you like window views, this row has two full windows with modest wing obstruction. There was no extra equipment under the seats taking up leg or foot space.
Seems like the aisle seats have less leg room width and are narrower between armrests than the middle seats
I love the Boeing 738. I flew this plane BNA-LAS and OAK-BNA. Being 6'2" there was plenty of room for me to stretch my legs and the table tray did not hit my, I am ashamed to say, oversized gut. I could actually move the tray back and forth a bit. The slimmer seats are very comfortable and the folding headrest allowed me to sleep nicely on the way home. I did not get up once in the 4+ hour flight from Oakland. I will definitely look for this type of plane to fly on in my future travels.
The seat was quite uncomfortable and in general, it seems seats are hard with little cushion provided for these newer 737s. Avoid exit row seats as they do not recline which makes them worse than other seats.
I am 6'2" 180lbs but found 16C is pretty tight, not as much legroom as other said. I also feel very uncomfortable due to narrow arm set
No extra legroom in 16 B-C-D-E. Extra space in A, F, with fixed armrests both sides. Tail N8605E.
Finally a plane seat that is comfy and plenty of leg room and I didn't have to pay extra for it. I am 5'10 and am usually very uncomfortable in standard SW seats. I now might fly SW back east from the west coast, Something I would not have never considered before.
I am 6'2" and 175lbs. Plenty of legroom in this seat. I found the seat bottom to be uncomfortable....just feels really hard and I had to move around a lot as a result.
Definitely a good seat - often one of the first to go so I was lucky to get this although the flight was less than half full (unusually for SWA). This seat basically has no seat in front of it so, practically, all the leg room you could want. Yes, the seat is a little narrower but that is a small price to pay. Definitely worth grabbing if you can - the best of the exit aisle seats in my opinion
Great aircraft. New "Heart" interior with slimline seats (witch are much better than the -700's seats). Very quite flight with excellent crew. Would recommend the Boeing 737 and Southwest over any other U.S. low cost airline and aircraft.
This is my favorite of the Southwest planes. It's not first class, but it's a lot better than the 737-700. If you have a choice I would take this one.
These seats are among the worst on the plane because they are one inch NARROWER than the others. If you are large, avoid at all costs.
Ahh, so nice! S= Super O=Outstanding U=Understanding T=Terrific H=Helpful W=Worthy E=Excellent S= Sleek T= Tremendous Who knew? Plane had beautiful new interior and smell. Must have been brand new at the time! Love this airline! Worth a try!
My seat (bottom, not back) was not contoured well. I felt that I needed to slide forward in my seat a little to find the sweet spot, which put me in an awkward seating position for the ride. That aside, however, the plane was great. New, clean, lots of headroom. Didn't feel so cramped as even the older 737's from Southwest tend to feel.
Incredible legroom. 5'10. I can fully extend my legs
The seats on this -800 are of the most comfortable on US airlines today. It was a completely full flight but it still felt spacious. There was generous leg room and very comfy seats - a nice welcome compared to other airlines' shrinking leg room and hard, hard seats.
Two windows and it feels open unlike other planes that make you feel cramped
While I am used to First Class, all the seats on the flight from Houston to Las Vegas were extremely big, roomy, and comfortable which I rarely come across such a luxury when it comes to other airlines! Amazing