Airline seats have been attracting attention in Washington DC and, as is often the case when airlines and the US Capitol converge, the impetus behind this scrutiny is not positive. A US senator tried to add regulation to the FAA reauthorization bill that would set minimum seat-space requirements for airlines, saying that “rapidly shrinking seat width and leg room” was a health and safety hazard. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) also called for a moratorium on any ...

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