Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declared that it would not regulate seat sizes — thereby leaving passengers to the mercy of airlines which have been continually reducing seat size and space. Now airlines are moving to reduce those roomy bathrooms on airplanes. Arlines are designing new bathrooms to make them ever narrower. Imagine that.
With travel rising, airlines are planning to squeeze passengers even further in the already painful airplane configurations.
American Airlines Group Inc. is already using a smaller design supplied by Airbus SE. United is moving forward with Rockwell lavatories while Delta has already shifted. It is all an effort to squeeze one more row of seats into planes that are now little more than people kennels.
The airlines have decided that passengers have nowhere to go and that not only can they impose any deprivation but actually charge passengers more if they want the ability to move their legs or recline their seats.