Tall people rejoice: New bill aims to set minimum airplane seat size requirements

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tall people rejoice! Airline seats may not be getting any smaller.

A study by airline consulting agency I-C-F showed that the average domestic airplane has increased the number of seats by nearly eight percent in the last 15 years.

But, a new bill from the Federal Aviation Administration, which is now in Congress, aims to set minimum seat sizes within a year.

The Department of Transportation has also started an audit of airplane cabins to make sure they are roomy enough to meet emergency de-planing safety codes.

These regulations intend to improve passenger health and well-being by giving them more leg room and hopefully cutting down on plane-rage.

Though experts say if low-budget airlines aren't able to add more seats, they might cut other costs in comfort.