FAA asked to set Standards for Passenger Seats

The National Association of Airline Passengers has filed a formal Petition for Rule making with the FAA to set standards guaranteeing each passenger adequate leg, hip, and shoulder room. FAA currently has no standards limiting how small seats can be or how tightly they may be placed.

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 05, 2014

The National Association of Airline Passengers has filed a formal Petition for Rule-making with the FAA to set standards guaranteeing each passenger adequate leg, hip, and shoulder room. FAA currently has no standards limiting how small seats can be or how tightly they may be placed.

Smaller seats and overcrowded airplanes produce conditions that are unsafe, uncomfortable, and unhealthy for passengers and aircrew alike. Higher density seating and the lack of standards on seat width, legroom, and seat recline have led to unnecessary conflict, altercations, and even flight diversions.

"Passengers are not powerless to stop the trend to smaller seats and overcrowded airplanes.", said Douglas Kidd, Executive Director of the National Association of Airline Passengers. "They can insist the FAA act now to set standards, and they can have a say in what those standards will be. Passenger pressure forced the FAA to set more reasonable rules on Portable Electronic Devices, and can be just as effective in making seats more comfortable."

Passengers can show their support for seat standards by contacting their representatives, and posting their comments and opinions directly with the FAA at the following web address:
http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0663-0001

The National Association of Airline Passengers is a non-partisan, non profit membership organization dedicated to improving conditions for the flying public.


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