Articles tagged “airline seats”

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FAA Says Tight Confines on an Airplane Are Not a Safety Hazard

This was a non-starter from the beginning. There was no way a flyers-rights group was going to force the FAA to impose new seating standards for airlines. However, it's true that emergency evacuations are taking longer than before, so safety regulators will need to come up other strategies to speed evacuation times.

FAA Says Tight Confines on an Airplane Are Not a Safety Hazard

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The Business of Passenger-Proofing Seats and Every Other Square Inch Inside a Plane

Airline passengers abuse nearly everything on an airplane. Sometimes, they do it because they're jet-lagged or drunk. Sometimes, they're just absent-minded. And on occasion, manufacturers say, customers probably abuse interiors for sport. But the good news: Everything is tested to withstand harsh treatment from passengers.

The Business of Passenger-Proofing Seats and Every Other Square Inch Inside a Plane

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UK Probes Airlines Over Advance-Seat Selection Fees

Airlines charging fees for advance-seat selection has become a basic part of most of their business models. Rolling that back would be a win for passengers, but a blow to airlines.

UK Probes Airlines Over Advance-Seat Selection Fees

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Airlines Pack More Seats Onto Each Plane and Manufacturers Try to Make Them Comfortable

Airlines and seat manufacturers do try to make seats comfortable enough. But let's be clear: Travelers want tight seating. By their actions, most passengers have shown they want cheap prices over anything else. Airlines can only offer bargain fares if they pack planes with seats.

Airlines Pack More Seats Onto Each Plane and Manufacturers Try to Make Them Comfortable

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

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

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

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

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.

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