If you thought that airlines were only after your hip-space; think again: leg room is going to be further reduced as well (or may have already BEEN reduced). Long-legged? Airlines don’t care. Maybe tall folks need to just go on and shrink a bit too, eh?
Costs are being cut everywhere in airlines: no free meals, barely a grudgingly give “snack”; yet you aren’t allowed to BRING drinks of your own (unless you’re good at packing tiny 3 oz servings of juice and lasting for a flight on those); the number of bathrooms are cut, seat width is reduced and now seat pitch….when does it end?
Another head-shaking example that truly in this sort of capitalism there is NO concern for the passengers or patrons. The bottom line is always profit, not quality. So I wonder…who is next in this cramping? What room will airlines save if they can next get rid of a bit more shoulder room to cram in another column of seating? Might make things tighter around those broad-shoulders folks but who knows; it might be coming.
Just an interesting twist in the ever declining service provided by the very expensive public transport we call “flying” that I wanted to point out. Is air travel going to go the way of trans-Atlantic ship travel?? What would replace it if the airlines are all truly in such dire economic straights and will not be able to continue?