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Expanded Pre-Check and Tighter Airline Seats Expected In 2014

Excerpt from CNN

Jan 02, 2014 9:40 am

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If airlines indeed start to install tighter seats over the next few years, this is likely to trigger wide-ranging protests from passengers.

— Dennis Schaal

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It’s likely that a number of airline fees will rise in 2014: ticket change fees, on-board purchases and baggage fees being the biggies. More passengers in the United States will be able to apply for TSA Pre-Check, as that program expands.

The ugliest projection for 2014?

Tighter seating. “Airlines will continue to reconfigure their aircraft with slim seats in super-snug seating configurations, in a bid to squeeze in more passengers and generate additional revenue,” says Mark Kirby, founder of the Runway Girl Network website that tracks passenger experience.

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