A Bill That Could Lead To More Comfortable Airplane Seats Has Passed The House

By Admin on September 27, 2018
Cramped airline seats
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I am 5’6 and airplane seats are just barely doable for me. So, I can imagine that being on a plane in coach for any amount of time sucks for people taller than me. Apparently the size of the seats has shrunk significantly over the past 30 years.

MSN says that the average size used to be 19-20 inches, but  now it’s between 16-17 inches. And, on some planes there’s only 28 inches between rows. It makes me cringe just thinking about it. The Reauthorization Act making its way to the senate aims to change this, or at least make sure it doesn’t get worse.

“Safety should not take a back seat, especially a shrunken seat, to airline profits. Tightly cramped seating on aircraft is a safety issue…” said Congressman Steve Cohen.

The Reauthorization Act would extend funding to the FAA, with the seat size stipulation attached. It would also forbid passengers on board from being involuntarily removed as well as ban in-flight voice calls.

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