View Legroom on Google Flights by Adding Legrooms Extension

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Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  I was in freezing Chicago over the weekend for the FTU Travel Expo / Signature travel conference.  I arrived late Saturday afternoon because I took a $500 bump from United Airlines, stayed the night at an SFO airport hotel and got on a Saturday morning flight to Chicago.  When I finally arrived, I picked up a few travel tips from the sessions and one on one conversations.  I will try to cover some of the public travel tips I learned this week.  Don’t worry, your secrets are safe with me.

Question… wouldn’t it be cool if you could see legroom for different flights on different airlines in Google Flights?  Yes, it is possible.  All you need to do is install the Legrooms extension to your Google Chrome browser.  I will walk you through all the steps the 1 step.  Also, while researching this post, I realized this was covered months ago by several travel blogs, but somehow I missed all those blog posts, so maybe this helps a few people like me.  Here is the basic Google Flights view:

All you need to do is go to the Legrooms for Google Flight extensions page and click the Add to Chrome button (this only works for Google Chrome Desktop).

You can then return to Google Flights and refresh your search.  There will now be a new column of data in your search results.  Based on the 3 airlines below, JetBlue has the largest legroom (33 inches vs 31 inches for United and Delta).  You will also notice the little crossed off baggage icon next to the United flight.  That indicates a basic economy flight, so you cannot bring a carryon bag for free on that flight.

I hope this is useful and helps you decide which flight to book.  If you have any questions about this Google Chrome extension, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

4 thoughts on “View Legroom on Google Flights by Adding Legrooms Extension

  1. bluecat

    Legroom seems like such a very minor thing to have to be packaged into a browser extension. It could have very easily just been added as a option in the regular web display.

    Makes me wonder what Google might also be doing with that extension.

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  2. DaninMCI

    I downloaded this extension and started using it when this blog post came out. Then today I got a link to the new google flights beta version where that extension doesn’t seem to work, of course. Not a fan of the beta version so far. It looks nicer but seems less user friendly to me.

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