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Airline Seats

Senator Schumer's Silly Idea About Airline Seat Sizes

Andrew Schmertz | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Andrew Schmertz

The senator is apparently willing to trade the low fares that have made flying more accessible for higher fares and more comfort for people who can afford to pay for it.

This Airplane Seat Design Will Haunt You Forever

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Zodiac Seats France has introduced a new seating configuration that should only exist in the darkest of nightmares. The design takes the already dreaded middle seat of the row and rotates it 180 degrees to maximize space, thus establishing the "Economy Class Cabin Hexagon."

How To Snag A Seat Upgrade For Free

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It can be tricky, but it's possible. Here are some tried-and-true tips for upgrading your seat on your next flight. I have found that you can often switch to a better seat on the day of departure. Two strategies I use.

Lufthansa First Class to Frankfurt

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Founded in 1953, Lufthansa is one of Europe's premier airlines. With a fleet of 668 aircraft serving over 200 destinations, there are a variety of different cabin configurations out there.

Travel Nirvana: 22 Tips to Bring the Joy Back to Air Travel

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

To be happy when we head to the airport, we need to find the mindset for enjoying air travel, regardless of what the airline CEOs, airport administrators and government security forces decide to subject us to. With that in mind, I've spent some time thinking while sitting in airports and on planes.

How to Turn Coach Into First Class

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

We all know it: Flying coach can be painful. But guess what? There are magical ways of making your coach experience feel more first class!

How Was Your Flight?

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Brian Rooney

Running an airline is a tough business and I wouldn't want to do it myself any more than I would like to run a restaurant. But it is the business the airlines are in and they need to do a better job. This is what you do for a living and we pay you.

Passengers Behaving Badly On Southwest?

George Hobica | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

It seems like everyone is trying to get first dibs at the overhead bins and choice seats these days...

To Recline Or Not To Recline? The Ultimate Airline Question

Claudia Gryvatz Copquin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel
Claudia Gryvatz Copquin

Are we supposed to ask the passenger behind us if we can recline our seats on planes? I certainly don't.

Top Secret Tips For Keeping Seatmates Away

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.11.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Here is what you do: Slap on your cheesiest grin, arch those eyebrows, and pat the empty seat next to you. That's right, pat, arch and grin.

Airline Seat Pitch as a Profit Booster?

Kate Hanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kate Hanni

If airlines can decrease the distance between seats enough, they can install more seats, and the appalling discomfort of airline coach travel will soar to new heights.

WATCH: New Airplane Seat Looks, Feels Like A Saddle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A new brand of airline seats called SkyRider, created by Italian company Aviointeriors, are already causing controversy, even though they have yet to ...

Airlines Retooling Seats For Greater Comfort (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Ah--finally, a good thing has happened with flying. Airlines are stepping up the service on their new planes, bringing customers wider, more comfortab...

Jumbo Jets Tax Jumbo Passengers

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

I'd like to discuss the "rights" of the obese. It was reported that airlines will charge more when tubbies find it hard to be seated and situated on airline flights. And it's about time.

What Do United Airlines, Obesity, and Preventive Medicine Have in Common?

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

We need to support, not discriminate against, the obese in this country and we need to urge our government to provide the incentives to stop this health crisis in its tracks.


National Ledger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Seatmates of Size policy debate. Do fat people have to pay more to fly United? The airline is now trying to clarify a policy which is posted on thei...