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(SeattlePI)   New technology allows airlines to remove those luxurious, bulky seats that give you so much legroom in coach, and replace them with smaller, tighter seats. No word if that new technology is a hydraulic press for passengers   (seattlepi.com) divider line 8
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2013-10-15 12:45:54 PM
2 votes:
I'm waiting for them to just remove all the seats and begin strapping us down in stacked rows like logs.
2013-10-15 02:26:37 PM
1 votes:
What is this "lack of legroom" that everyone speaks of?

/5'6"
2013-10-15 01:55:12 PM
1 votes:

Saul T. Balzac: gnosis301: The article says the new seats net a 6 seat increase per plane.  We're talking Wal-Mart-level savings, people.

If 100 passengers would be willing to pay just $16 more for their tickets, airlines wouldn't need to add those extra seats and squish their coach customers further.

I would happily pay an extra $100 per domestic flight for more personal space on a plane, but that option doesn't exist.  It's either pay two or three times the cost of the ticket for business class or first class, or suffer in coach.  How is there not a middle option?


United has "Economy Plus" with more room, but then you end up flying United.
2013-10-15 01:47:59 PM
1 votes:

DoomPaul: The one time I didn't fly business/first class on a flight to London, I get stuck between two obese gentlemen who I thought were American but ended up being British. Their fat rolled onto the arm rests leaving me to keep my hands on the drop down tray the whole flight. It was miserable and I'd gladly pay for more room.

I don't hate fat people for their lifestyle choices but I'd prefer they stay at least 3 feet away from me at all times.


I'd take that over the time this *huge* lady I had to deal with. I was in the window seat and she had the middle. She waddles up and surveys the seats for a moment. After doing some calculations, she realizes Republicans have a better chance of voting to make all illegals automatic citizens than she does of fitting in that seat. What does she do? Just lifts my armrest out of the way, aims her ass in the general direction of the seat, and lets gravity take over whilst hoping for the best. She has now covered all over her seat and half of mine. My half that she has annexed? I'm still in it. Her fat-mass is now pinching the shiat out of my leg. Pushing up against her pork shoulder for leverage, I manage to extract my leg while hoping I won't suffer from crush syndrome. I am now jammed up into the wall of the aircraft with the other (non movable) armrest buried into my hip. She just looks at me, shrugs, and pulls out a box of swedish fish to enjoy as a pre-takeoff snack.

I page the air waitress and gesture to the property incursion I am suffering from. She says "Sorry, but the flight's full, there is no where else." I ask the lady "Shouldn't we at least send some people to the other side so that we don't spend the whole flight doing barrel rolls?" I get stink eye from both the air waitress and the fat lady. Fat lady says "It's a medical condition" I ask her "So the swedish fish must be a perscription then?" I didnt' make many friends that day. Thankfully it was only about an hour flight.

I wish the arm rests wouldn't move so fat people would be more or less contained to their assigned area. And I think I should get a refund for subsidizing her air travel.
2013-10-15 01:40:20 PM
1 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: Saul T. Balzac: gnosis301: The article says the new seats net a 6 seat increase per plane.  We're talking Wal-Mart-level savings, people.

If 100 passengers would be willing to pay just $16 more for their tickets, airlines wouldn't need to add those extra seats and squish their coach customers further.

I would happily pay an extra $100 per domestic flight for more personal space on a plane, but that option doesn't exist.  It's either pay two or three times the cost of the ticket for business class or first class, or suffer in coach.  How is there not a middle option?

United economyPlus. There. Shut up now


Stockholm Syndrome.
2013-10-15 01:27:44 PM
1 votes:
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Who told them what headlines I was looking at???
2013-10-15 01:07:07 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: No, no, no. It's not the airlines-it's those evil farks who recline their seat all the way back.



The whole 3/4"?
GBB
2013-10-15 12:52:52 PM
1 votes:
getting closer every day:
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