These are the best airline economy seats in the world right now

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  • Japan Airlines has won Skytrax’ Best Economy Class Seat Award for the second year running.
  • The seats are much more spacious than some competitors and the airline offers a range of other amenities.
  • Japan Airlines also slipped into the top 10 Best Economy Class Airlines, which crowned Thai Airways its champion this year.

Every year, consumer aviation website Skytrax releases its ranking of the best airlines in the world.

Skytrax ranks everything from seats to catering – and this year it’s a familiar face at the top of the seating leaderboard.

Japan Airlines won the coveted Best Economy Class Seat Award for the second year running.

Japan’s flag carrier airline beat off competition from the likes of Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways thanks to its comfortable Sky Wider seats.

Japan Airlines economy seatingJapan AirlinesJapan Airlines’ Sky Wider seats.

Its economy seats offer a pitch (space between the back of one seat and the back of the next seat) of approximately 33-34 inches on a Boeing 767, compared to Austrian Airlines’ 30 inches on the same aircraft, according to SeatGuru.

Long haul fliers on Japan Airlines benefit from seasonal dining menus, a self-service snack bar and Japanese mineral water.

Japan Airlines also slipped into the top 10 Best Economy Class Airlines, which crowned Thai Airways its champion this year.

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