Southwest's new 'skinny seats'
POSTED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 5:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 5:44am
New seats let airlines squeeze in more passengers
Houston — 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: http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/New-seats-let-airlines-squeeze-in-more-passengers-4895858.php?cmpid=hpts