Airline Seats Get Smaller While People Get Larger

It is not your imagination; airline seats are getting smaller. Even worse, people are getting larger, making for an uncomfortable equation.

New data suggests airplane seats are getting smaller while more Americans are struggling with obesity.

Travel website “Seat Guru” confirms, the airlines are packing people in. In the 1960’s the average airline seat was 17-inches. In the 70’s they were 18-inches and in the 90’s even larger, to 18.5-inches.

But now, the average seats at 16.5-inches; meaning more seats per flight and more revenue for airlines.


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