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OCT 15, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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New seats let airlines squeeze in more passengers

The big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats in favor of so-called slimline models that take up less space from front to back, allowing for five or six more seats on each plane. The changes, covering some of the most common planes flown on domestic and international routes, give the airlines two of their favorite things: More paying passengers, and a smaller fuel bill because the seats are slightly lighter. The new seats generally have thinner padding. [...] new layouts on some planes have made the aisles slightly narrower, meaning the dreaded beverage cart bump to the shoulder ... Read More

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