Are airline seats too narrow? One group wants to change that

Do you think airline seats are too uncomfortable?

A group called the "National Association of Airline Passengers" has filed a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Aviation Administration asking the government entity to regulate airline seats. They should be more comfortable, the group argues. 

"Recent news reports indicate that many airlines are reducing seat pitch and seat width in order to increase the number of passengers that may be carried on aircraft," the group writes in the petition. "Some airlines are installing more seats than the manufacturer’s original design or recommended configuration."

What does the association want the government to do? It wants the FAA to create a rule that looks like this:

This proposal is frankly absurd and has no chance of getting past the FAA. But, below, for your amusement, I have embedded the full filing.

What do you think?


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