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United Set to Slim Down with Thinner Seats

September 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM | by | ()

It seems like United passengers just can’t catch a break. Quite a bit of time has passed since the wedding day with Continental, and there still seems to be continued reports of delays, drama, and other shenanigans both on the ground and in the sky. Even if everything shakes out and settles down it looks like there’s even more trouble ahead for passengers, and that’s especially going to be the case for their knees.

In order to make some more cash the airline has been chatting with Recaro—they’re good at making seats—about adding some slimmer seating surfaces to their planes. Specifically United is looking to change up the seats on both their Airbus A320s and A319s with a thinner design, as this will allow them to cram another row of seats into their cabins. More seats means more passengers, and of course that means more revenue—so we kind of understand what they’re doing here.

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