FAA Says Tight Confines on an Airplane Are Not a Safety Hazard

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A flyers-rights group wanted the FAA to impose new seating standards on U.S. airlines, including Southwest, pictured here. The FAA declined to do so.



Skift Take: This was a non-starter from the beginning. There was no way a flyers-rights group was going to force the FAA to impose new seating standards for airlines. However, it's true that emergency evacuations are taking longer than before, so safety regulators will need to come up other strategies to speed evacuation times.

— Brian Sumers

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