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Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 14, 2022 03:50PM
Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review

"Fliers hoping for a more comfortable ride soon, though, may have to wait: The FAA says its mandate doesn’t extend beyond safety, and it noted that it isn’t interested in comments on the “unrelated” issues of passenger comfort or convenience. But many people believe they are related, judging from the nearly 5,000 comments posted less than a week after the announcement, well ahead of the November 1 deadline."



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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 14, 2022 04:49PM
The average man is 5'7" tall. I'm exactly that and I have never felt cramped flying economy class.



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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 14, 2022 05:41PM
I’m 340 on a 5’10” frame, and I absolutely feel cramped in airline seats. But that’s my fault, and in fact I should be paying a significant weight penalty.
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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 14, 2022 05:44PM
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Carnos Jax
I’m 340 on a 5’10” frame, and I absolutely feel cramped in airline seats. But that’s my fault, and in fact I should be paying a significant weight penalty.

I am an inch taller and over 100 pounds lighter and I still felt cramped in economy class seats, and that was years ago before they reduced spacing even more. These days I take the train or a bus if not driving my own car.
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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 14, 2022 05:56PM
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Ombligo
The average man is 5'7" tall. I'm exactly that and I have never felt cramped flying economy class.

I've already read that the average American male is 5'9" tall. Are you including other nationalities in your number?



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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 14, 2022 05:56PM
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JoeH
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Carnos Jax
I’m 340 on a 5’10” frame, and I absolutely feel cramped in airline seats. But that’s my fault, and in fact I should be paying a significant weight penalty.

I am an inch taller and over 100 pounds lighter and I still felt cramped in economy class seats, and that was years ago before they reduced spacing even more. These days I take the train or a bus if not driving my own car.

Thats not too heavy. I’m a little surprised you feel cramped, but don’t doubt it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/14/2022 05:57PM by Carnos Jax.
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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 14, 2022 06:30PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Ombligo
The average man is 5'7" tall. I'm exactly that and I have never felt cramped flying economy class.

I've already read that the average American male is 5'9" tall. Are you including other nationalities in your number?

+1

If my legs have been so cramped they don't want to move, that is a safety issue.




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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 14, 2022 06:55PM
I jam 200 & 6' into them seats. When I can get JetBlue extra room for $25 I pay it if the flight is longer than 2 hrs.
Me no bend so easy anymore.

If a client is flying, they pay biz or the extra room or I stay home.
Unless I can jack them up.
Getting off a plane cranky, tired and hungry is no way to start a gig.



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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 15, 2022 07:58AM
The safety risk involves deep vein thrombosis and death due to the inability to move. Even a little bit.
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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: dk62
Date: August 15, 2022 09:20AM
6'3" I cannot imagine flying economy more than 2 hours. Refuse to travel transcontinental unless in Premium Economy Plus on United. Before it was introduced, just flatly refused to go to California and delegated those trips. Internationally, Business class only, whether on business or personal (the latter using miles and/or upgrade points), for the last 24 years. With changed (non-global) job, those miles/points have dried up this month, I am quite apprehensive about future trips.
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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 15, 2022 09:22AM
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cbelt3
The safety risk involves deep vein thrombosis and death due to the inability to move. Even a little bit.

This! It's a real problem.
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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 15, 2022 10:00AM
Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: fauch
Date: August 15, 2022 03:42PM
From googling: The average American man 20 years old and up weighs 197.9 pounds. The average waist circumference is 40.2 inches, and the average height is just over 5 feet 9 inches (about 69.1 inches) tall.

You tell me if the average airline seat is designed for such a person. And remember, that is just the AVERAGE, a significant percentage are ABOVE that.
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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 15, 2022 04:08PM
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fauch
From googling: The average American man 20 years old and up weighs 197.9 pounds. The average waist circumference is 40.2 inches, and the average height is just over 5 feet 9 inches (about 69.1 inches) tall.

You tell me if the average airline seat is designed for such a person. And remember, that is just the AVERAGE, a significant percentage are ABOVE that.

Whats the median? Maybe a couple of people at the extremes are busting the cuve.



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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 15, 2022 06:47PM
And men have narrower hips than women, but then women don’t count.



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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: Cary
Date: August 15, 2022 08:03PM
I'm 6' 3", 250. Economy seats are painful for me.
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Re: Are Airplane Seats Too Small? The FAA Launches Review
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 15, 2022 08:19PM
6'2" at 225 - after a miserable experience with Spirit, I don't fly economy airlines - ever.



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