Southwest's new 'skinny seats'

Southwest's new 'skinny seats'

POSTED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:30am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 6:44am

New seats let airlines squeeze in more passengers

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats in favor of so-called slimline models that take up less space from front to back, allowing for five or six more seats on each plane.

The changes, covering some of the most common planes flown on domestic and international routes, give the airlines two of their favorite things: More paying passengers, and a smaller fuel bill because the seats are slightly lighter.

To read more, head to The Houston Chronicle's website:

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