Articles tagged “airline seats”

Pivotal Ruling on Airline Seat Size Finds FAA Should Consider New Regulations

Pivotal Ruling on Airline Seat Size Finds FAA Should Consider New Regulations

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Flyers Rights, which played a prominent role in current tarmac rules, successfully convinced the court that shrinking airline seats, coupled with people being bigger, is a safety hazard because it would slow exiting the aircraft in an emergency and because of the dangers of deep vein thrombosis.

4 weeks ago

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch Is Not as Easy as it Looks

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch Is Not as Easy as it Looks

Brian Sumers, Skift

Building a coach airline seat is not like creating home furniture. Building stuff for aircraft is remarkably complicated. We got an inside look recently at the production center for an aircraft seat maker. Here's some of what we learned.

2 months ago

Southwest Will Add Technology for Dual-Class Service and Assigned Seats

Southwest Will Add Technology for Dual-Class Service and Assigned Seats

Dennis Schaal, Skift

This yet-to-be-implemented tech reminds us of Chekhov's quote that if you see a gun in the first act it will go off by the third.

2 years ago

JetBlue Drops Cargo Business to Add More Human Cargo on Each Plane

JetBlue Drops Cargo Business to Add More Human Cargo on Each Plane

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Passengers will certainly JetBlue know how they feel -- one way or the other -- about the reduced pitch and extra seats added in JetBlue's A320s starting midway through 2016. Barring a passenger rebellion, the extra seats will be a financial bonanza for JetBlue.

2 years ago

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Boeing has its own production schedule to meet and American’s issues with seat-manufacturer Zodiac are not really Boeing’s problem.

2 years ago

Aircraft Seat-Maker Zodiac in Talks With American Airlines About Order Cancellations

Aircraft Seat-Maker Zodiac in Talks With American Airlines About Order Cancellations

Marisa Garcia, Skift

While program delays are problematic, and this situation has been ongoing, the contract dispute between American Airlines and Zodiac Aerospace now moves to the courts. A settlement is always a possibility.

2 years ago

American Air Says It Is Cancelling Orders From Lie-Flat Seat Maker

American Air Says It Is Cancelling Orders From Lie-Flat Seat Maker

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Airlines have enough problems improving the passenger experience without having to put up with delays for a manufacturer of lie-flat seats. That's why American Airlines canceled future orders from seat-maker Zodiac Aerospace in France.

2 years ago

Airplane Seat Size, Hotel Fees Should Be Disclosed Up-Front, Fed Panel Says

Airplane Seat Size, Hotel Fees Should Be Disclosed Up-Front, Fed Panel Says

Joan Lowy , Associated Press

Airlines and hotels should be forced to disclose their fees up-front. Now that some airlines are cramming as many seats in the plane as possible, they should let you know the seat specs before you book. That would be a nice improvement.

2 years ago

Lufthansa Expands Services With CheapOair Even as Airline Pursues Surcharge

Lufthansa Expands Services With CheapOair Even as Airline Pursues Surcharge

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Lufthansa is being pragmatic. The airline knows its differences with the global distribution systems will get sorted out, one way or another, over the long term. In the meantime it still needs travel agencies such as CheapOair to sell its tickets and ancillary services.

2 years ago

New Adjustable Economy Seat Concept Makes Room for One and All

New Adjustable Economy Seat Concept Makes Room for One and All

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Intelligent design by SII — now we just need a smart airline to buy these.

2 years ago

Southwest Gives Flyers an Extra Half Inch of Seat Room

Southwest Gives Flyers an Extra Half Inch of Seat Room

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Amid flyers' fear of ever-shrinking seats, a half inch is apparently something to celebrate. We're still waiting for the tides to turn and carriers to reinvest in comfort.

2 years ago

JetBlue to Unveil Bag Fees and New Types of Fares in the Second Quarter

JetBlue to Unveil Bag Fees and New Types of Fares in the Second Quarter

Dennis Schaal, Skift

JetBlue's changes are all part of the evolution of JetBlue from a low cost carrier to one that navigates a middle ground between Spirit and Southwest, one the one hand, and American, United and Delta, on the other, all in the name of maximizing profit and pleasing Wall Street.

3 years ago