On a flight from Gatwick to Larnaka, Cyprus, I was unable to sit properly in my seat at the rear of an aged Thomson Air 757. I was able to get into the seat, but could not sit back, so I stood until takeoff. A steward noticed my predicament, and arranged a seat with more legroom after takeoff, but this separated me from my 3 fellow travellers.
On our return flight, as Thomson staff failed to convince me that the seat pitch was no different from Ryan Air or Easyjet, we purchased the remaining 2 seats with extra legroom, with our wives sitting immediately behind us. Our seats were uncomfortable as there was no noticeable padding left in any of the seats, but I could sit, and get up when I pleased. The backs of our extra legroom seats were uncontrollable, and reclined, despite our best efforts, so our wives were even more constricted.All other passengers we talked to agreed the seats were far too crammed together, and narrower than usual. Indeed, a fellow passenger suggested that, under animal welfare, cattle would not be allowed to travel in such cramped conditions.
I have emailed Thomson, on their site, but it seems to date they have chosen not to reply.