I don't know why 80 characters is a problem. I don't use the linter but I enforce this rule religiously with a couple of exceptions (long strings comes to mind). It forces me to think heavily about the structure of the code I'm writing. If I'm nesting so deeply, something has gone wrong. If I've got a ton of chained methods or really lengthy variables, it forces me to rethink them.
This also has the advantage of being able to put 4 files next to each other with full visibility. Vertical space is infinite, horizontal space isn't. It's probably a good idea to use it.
That said, we usually just go with autoformatting via black, which is 120 by default. No more hassle manually formatting code to be pep8-compliant. Just have black run as a commit hook, which is super easy via pre-commit . And you can run the pre-commit checks during CI to catch situations where somebody forgot to install the hooks or discovered `--no-verify`.
Can't really imagine developing Python without Black any more.
EDIT: Sounds like the Black author agrees. "You can also increase it, but remember that people with sight disabilities find it harder to work with line lengths exceeding 100 characters. It also adversely affects side-by-side diff review on typical screen resolutions. Long lines also make it harder to present code neatly in documentation or talk slides."
We're still using the community edition of SonarQube  for inspection but Black finally did away with the constant bikeshedding over formatting minutia, seems like it's saving us tons of time.
Same deal when it comes to reviewing PRs in GitHub. Wrapping just interrupts flow for me.