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#953246 - Sun Dec 02 2012 10:32 PM Airline leg room getting smaller.
Copago Offline

Registered: Tue May 15 2001
Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia
Just read this story in the Sydney Morning Herald.
I'm only short and don't fly very often at all so am not hugely affected but even I think I'm cramped. I do wonder how taller people, especially on long haul flights, get through them.
And it looks like it's getting worse!

#953280 - Mon Dec 03 2012 02:51 AM Re: Airline leg room getting smaller. [Re: Copago]
pmarney Offline

Registered: Thu May 10 2012
Posts: 202
Loc: Norfolk England UK            
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#953282 - Mon Dec 03 2012 03:47 AM Re: Airline leg room getting smaller. [Re: Copago]
ozzz2002 Offline

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 18926
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
I am tall, and hate travelling now. I have done a couple of 8-hour flights with my knees stuck in my ears, and have had to ask travellers in the seat in front to not put their seat back, so as not to crush my patellas.

Charging premium for aisle seats is just not right.
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#963499 - Sat Jan 26 2013 10:51 AM Re: Airline leg room getting smaller. [Re: ozzz2002]
tjoebigham Offline

Registered: Sat Dec 25 1999
Posts: 2824
Loc: Fairhaven Massachusetts USA   
I remember back in the 60s when I was a kid that United Airlines ran a TV ad where a miniskirted girl with long, shapely legs sat down in an airliner seat and couldn't move her legs. United then annouced they were giving more legroom to its passengers and demonstrated by moving the seat before the girl up so she could cross her legs.

I guess the air lines today want to pack more people in and make more money!

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Edited by tjoebigham (Sat Jan 26 2013 10:52 AM)


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