Old Oct 19, 16, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel View Post
Has the DOT considered any regulations about in-fight passenger experience? Specifically, requiring more legroom and seat width, and also requiring meals on flights of a certain length?
In response to jdrtravel (1:38pm, #29):

Last year, the Department’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection looked into the issue of legroom on aircraft. Consumer advocates expressed concerns about risk of deep-vein thrombosis and challenges of evacuating planes when narrow seats are installed. FAA has determined that existing legroom on aircraft is safe. Airlines generally believe market forces should determine the type of seats that are on aircraft so long as they are safe. The Advisory Committee declined to make a recommendation on seat sizes.

Last edited by IBJoel; Oct 20, 16 at 10:45 am
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