“We must be certain that planes are capable of rapid evacuation in case of emergency ,” Cohen said in a written statement Friday. “Emergency evacuation is a serious issue, as is the potential for air rage as tensions mount inside more tightly packed cabins. In addition, doctors have warned that deep vein thrombosis can afflict passengers who do not move their legs during longer flights.”
Seat sizes and seat space in economy class have declined in the era of airline deregulation. Meanwhile, roomier seats with extra legroom and extra space are sold for higher fares in first class and comfort+ sections.