Good To Know: FAA Says We Have No Problem Getting Out Of Cramped Airplane Seats

Hot Air | 7/8/2018 | Staff
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According to ads for airline travel, there’s a lot of smiling, dancing and conviviality these days aboard commercial flights over the United States. Anyone who’s flown in recent years knows how true that is.

A main issue for air travel discomfort is the seats, which are crammed in closer and closer together to maximize revenue. One theory is this strategy is designed to encourage people to pay more for the seat rows with room to move a leg and breathe.

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Concern - Seats - Bodies - Group - Flyers

There’s been so much concern over the shrinking seats and expanding bodies that a group called Flyers Rights sued the Federal Aviation Administration alleging, among other things, safety risks because in the event of an emergency evacuation, so many people would need to work so hard to extricate themselves.

First, let’s be honest: In the event of an emergency airplane evacuation, you’re going to see people moving a whole lot faster than they do during the normal exit procedure at the arrival gate.

Americans - Decades - Time - People - Aisle

Americans have been flying commercially for more than seven decades. Yet, it takes an excruciatingly long time for many people to stand up and walk down an aisle. It’s not a wedding, OK? Your turn to move shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Get your bag and get moving.

Anyway, the FAA has decided in its grounded wisdom that there’s no need to regulate airplane seating or legroom. As Dorenda Baker of...
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