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Court: FAA must study airline seat size and safety - Fox5NY;

Court: FAA must study airline seat size and safety - Fox5NY

Fox5NYCourt: FAA must study airline seat size and safetyFox5NYNEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - The average airline seat width has gone from 18.5 inches to 17 inches and the pitch -- the distance from seat to seat -- went from 35 inches to 31 inches, according to Flyers Rights staff attorney Andrew Appelbaum. The group ...and more »

Court orders FAA to study safety of cramped airline seating - KCRG;

Court orders FAA to study safety of cramped airline seating - KCRG

KCRGCourt orders FAA to study safety of cramped airline seatingKCRGWASHINGTON (ABC) — A judge is calling it the case of the incredible shrinking seats. Aircraft seats and the space between are getting smaller, while Americans are getting larger. And now that could be considered a safety hazard. We're seeing more ...and more »

Court directs FAA to revisit issue of 'shrinking' airline seat space - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette;

Court directs FAA to revisit issue of 'shrinking' airline seat space - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-GazetteCourt directs FAA to revisit issue of 'shrinking' airline seat spacePittsburgh Post-GazetteThe Federal Aviation Administration can no longer ignore what a federal judge called “the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat.” Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday directed the FAA to “adequately ...and more »

What Is Seat Pitch and Why Does It Matter When Flying? - POPSUGAR;

What Is Seat Pitch and Why Does It Matter When Flying? - POPSUGAR

POPSUGARWhat Is Seat Pitch and Why Does It Matter When Flying?POPSUGARSeat pitch isn't just desirable — it can be necessary for your safety on a plane. The term "seat pitch" essentially describes how much legroom you have and is measured by the distance between a point on one seat and the same point on the seat in front ...and more »

Court orders FAA to review airplane seat sizes - Travel Weekly

Court orders FAA to review airplane seat sizesTravel WeeklyA federal appeals court has ordered the FAA to review seat sizes and the distance between rows on commercial aircraft. "This is the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat," Justice Patricia Millett wrote in the July 28 opinion. "As many have no ...and more »

FAA Ordered to Review Safety of Shrinking Airplane Seats - KOMO News;

FAA Ordered to Review Safety of Shrinking Airplane Seats - KOMO News

KOMO NewsFAA Ordered to Review Safety of Shrinking Airplane SeatsKOMO NewsA federal appeals court in Washington. D.C. has ruled that federal officials should reconsider whether to regulate the size of airline seats in the name of safety. One of the judges calls it the case of the incredible “shrinking airline seat.” A group ...and more »

FAA told to regulate seat size, present standards not good enough - AppsforPCdaily;

FAA told to regulate seat size, present standards not good enough - AppsforPCdaily

AppsforPCdailyFAA told to regulate seat size, present standards not good enoughAppsforPCdailyThe organization first submitted their petition to the FAA in 2015, but the government agency rejected it previous year, saying that their studies proved passengers could still quickly escape with tight seating. Flyers Rights also hoped that the FAA ...and more »

DC Court of Appeals Orders FAA to Reexamine Airline Seat Sizes - ClickLancashire;

DC Court of Appeals Orders FAA to Reexamine Airline Seat Sizes - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireDC Court of Appeals Orders FAA to Reexamine Airline Seat SizesClickLancashireThe ruling comes after advocacy group Flyers Rights petitioned the FAA in 2015 to implement new rules to regulate seat space. The three-judge panel said: "That type of vaporous record will not do". The spokesman for the FAA, Ian Gregor, said that the ...and more »

Are airplane seats getting smaller? Federal judges want the FAA to investigate - WSB Atlanta;

Are airplane seats getting smaller? Federal judges want the FAA to investigate - WSB Atlanta

WSB AtlantaAre airplane seats getting smaller? Federal judges want the FAA to investigateWSB AtlantaWASHINGTON - If you think airline seats are shrinking, it's not your imagination. A federal judge agrees and has now ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to look into the matter. A ruling by a U.S. Court of Appeals judge calls it the case of the ...and more »

Judge Orders FAA To Examine Shrinking Airline Seats - Popular Mechanics;

Judge Orders FAA To Examine Shrinking Airline Seats - Popular Mechanics

Popular MechanicsJudge Orders FAA To Examine Shrinking Airline SeatsPopular MechanicsCiting "basic physics," a panel of three judges has ordered the FAA to examine why seats on airplanes have gotten smaller and whether or not they pose a safety risk. In 2015, a group called Flyers Rights petitioned the FAA to place a moratorium on ...and more »

FAA ordered to reconsider regulating airline seat size - WTVD-TV;

FAA ordered to reconsider regulating airline seat size - WTVD-TV

WTVD-TVFAA ordered to reconsider regulating airline seat sizeWTVD-TVAn appeals court panel said Friday that federal officials must reconsider their decision not to regulate the size of airline seats as a safety issue. One of the judges called it "the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat." The Flyers Rights ...and more »

Judge orders FAA to review airline seat size decision - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2;

Judge orders FAA to review airline seat size decision - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2Judge orders FAA to review airline seat size decisionKOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2But this morning, it's the airline industry in a tight squeeze thanks to a court ruling one judge calls “The Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat.” The FAA argued its main concern is safety, not comfort. It mandates passengers must be able to ...and more »

Has the ever-shrinking airline seat met its match? - NewsOK.com

Has the ever-shrinking airline seat met its match?NewsOK.comWith the swipe of a pen a federal judge has mandated the Federal Aviation Administration to look into the ever-shrinking world of your average airline seat. The ruling was the result of work from several passenger advocacy groups who would like to see ...and more »

Shrinking airline seats in spotlight in court ruling - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog);

Shrinking airline seats in spotlight in court ruling - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Shrinking airline seats in spotlight in court rulingAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)A ruling by a Washington D.C. appeals court is putting a focus on the potential safety issues of shrinking airline seat size. U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Millett in the D.C. circuit opinion called it “the Case of the Incredible Shrinking ...and more »

Think Your Airline Seat Is Too Small? So Does This Federal Court - AviationPros.com

Think Your Airline Seat Is Too Small? So Does This Federal CourtAviationPros.comJuly 31--For anyone who ever felt that their airline seat was too small -- and the seat in front of them too close -- this court ruling is for you. A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to consider setting ...and more »

Shrinking Plane Seats Could Pose a Safety Risk — But Will That Stop Airlines? - Travel+Leisure;

Shrinking Plane Seats Could Pose a Safety Risk — But Will That Stop Airlines? - Travel+Leisure

Travel+LeisureShrinking Plane Seats Could Pose a Safety Risk — But Will That Stop Airlines?Travel+LeisureThe Federal Administration of Aviation (FAA) must investigate “the Case of the Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat” after judges from a U.S. Court of Appeals sided with a fliers' rights group last week. Flyersrights.org, an airline consumer advocacy ...and more »

DC Circuit Stands Up To Airlines And The 'Incredible Shrinking Seat' - Above the Law;

DC Circuit Stands Up To Airlines And The 'Incredible Shrinking Seat' - Above the Law

Above the LawDC Circuit Stands Up To Airlines And The 'Incredible Shrinking Seat'Above the LawDon't get too excited — you aren't going to see bigger seats on airplanes any time soon, but the D.C. Circuit has, at least, got the ball rolling. On Friday, the court held the Federal Aviation Administration should consider setting a minimum standard ...and more »

A Court Just Ordered the Government to Do Something About Smaller Airlines Seats - ATTN:

A Court Just Ordered the Government to Do Something About Smaller Airlines SeatsATTN:If you've ever contorted yourself into a cramped, legroom-lacking airline seat and wondered "have these gotten smaller?" you're not alone. And now, a federal court is addressing the safety implications of your question.and more »

Federal Appeals Court Fans Airline Seat-Size Debate - Wall Street Journal (subscription);

Federal Appeals Court Fans Airline Seat-Size Debate - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wall Street Journal (subscription)Federal Appeals Court Fans Airline Seat-Size DebateWall Street Journal (subscription)A federal appeals court gave a travelers' rights group new hope that the Federal Aviation Administration should be made to address its concerns about shrinking airline seat size and legroom. But the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of ...and more »

US Court Orders FAA to Review Airline Seat Size in response to Flyers Rights Request - Austrian Tribune;

US Court Orders FAA to Review Airline Seat Size in response to Flyers Rights Request - Austrian Tribune

Austrian TribuneUS Court Orders FAA to Review Airline Seat Size in response to Flyers Rights RequestAustrian TribuneThe Federal Aviation Administration has been ordered by a federal judge to review airline seat size for aviation companies operating in the United States. In order to fit in more passengers, airlines have been reducing seat size in economy class on ...and more »