US Court orders seat size reviewBack to Forum
From the Independent – the story says a US appeals court judge has ordered the FAA to re-evaluate the impact of smaller seats on air travel.
Whether this will have much impact is open to debate, but at least the narrative has started.2 Aug 2017
Enthusiasts magasine “Airliner World” this month included a seven page article by Dr.Nicola Davies about this subject, backed up by the two people in Airbus and Boeing delegated to satisfy their customer demands.
Called “densification” of the cabin seating;so some of us are getting densified on some airlines!3 Aug 2017
I would be banned for life and locked up and the key thrown away if I said what I really think about this report ….
Needless to say, there is always less intake of food, exercise and diet which could help and then there would not need to be a study conducted …. You gotta love the yanks!!!4 Aug 2017
Really???? Just make them pay for two seats. Have you ever sat next to one of these human beings? Sorry to be so un PC, no study needed at all. Hawaiian airlines are making some pax do just that! Common sense must prevail at some point in this debate…l am a health professional so am allowed to discuss this!4 Aug 2017
What people are missing here is that it isn’t just about diet, exercise and girth. Please consider tall passengers when making comments about making people diet and exercise and paying for two seats. Any reduction in pitch and size of seat affects them dramatically. I have a tall partner (over 6’5 with long legs) and he always needs to pay extra for legroom seats and even flying BA Club Europe leaves him folded up and extremely uncomfortable on flights. Sticking legs out into the aisle doesn’t work before anyone suggests it, it just causes a trip hazard for the stewards and other passengers. And if the person in front reclines their seat – don’t even go there. If seats and personal space on airlines continue to be reduced, tall people won’t be able to fly so any regulations will be welcomed in our household.7 Aug 2017
AngieR65, whilst I feel for your partner, I can only imagine how difficult it is coming from someone who wasn’t blessed in the height department. However they are talking about girth not pitch, which is a completely different argument and whatever the legroom would be, your partner will suffer…7 Aug 2017
Just as there are metal frames for carry on baggage checks there should be seat frames at check-in. “If your bum can’t fit into this then buy another seat”
You should be able to go to any airport and be “approved” for travel in a single seat so that you can use online check in.7 Aug 2017
…with rights come responsibilities. With an excessive food intake come higher costs. Alas, not only in the airline department.
Our American cousins have indeed only gotten part of the message. It seems they have some problems with the “responsibilities” part and try to reason it away with fake science. Hmmm, we seem to use the word “fake” quite often lately. How come?7 Aug 2017
It’s been a long-running debate
I remember on a previous thread someone suggested having a cardboard silhouette of a passengers and if you couldn’t pass through it you would have to buy two seats, but the seat test works just as well as the cabin baggage test.
And then there was this suggestion8 Aug 2017