United Airlines is apparently going to start adding NARROWER seats. NO KIDDING. Am I the only one that thinks INSANE is the only word for this?

  • Get a FREE Bullet with Orders $59+

United Airlines is apparently going to start adding NARROWER seats. NO KIDDING. Am I the only one that thinks INSANE is the only word for this?

Bignuf Bignuf
link

Here is the article. NO joke. As Americans are getting LARGER.....not just obese, but taller and wider, then prior generations, we find airline seats already WAY too narrow. There is NO WAY to sit in coach without being literally shoulder to shoulder with whoever is next to you. Normal "personal space" is a "dream" on airlines now. These seats are probably six inches or more TOO narrow already...and NOW they want to make them narrower still????

I think that ANY airline executive wanting to make this change needs to spend a minimum of 500 hours, IN THE AIR, in COACH, flying in those seats. THEN let's see what they say?

Anyone else think this move by United is a HORRIBLE idea? I will NEVER book with them again, if this is the way they care to treat customers.
09/05/2012
  • Buy 1 Toy, Get 1 FREE
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Add Some Buzz To Your Favourite Toy & Save 60% On Kit
  • Pick Any 2 E-Stim Toys, Get 60% Off A Kit
  • Stock Up On Gifts! Save 80%. Limited Quantity
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Oh shit! I don't want fellow passengers to be all slobbering on me.
09/05/2012
Mwar Mwar
WARNING: Foul Language approaching!

Fuck the airlines.

Fuck big business behind it.

And FUCK the TSA.

Fuck gate groping and "gate rape."

Fuck them for losing children on flights.

And fuck them for playing over protective, bullshit Mommies and Daddies.

FUCK'em!

-Sorry... I've had some recent, crappy experiences with flying recently, and it felt good to vent! Carry on!
09/05/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
It sounds like they're just making a good excuse to charge more people for two seats.
09/05/2012
Illusional Illusional
Exactly. Ugh. How foul.
I fly with them this Saturday. Damn it all.
09/05/2012
mandiegk mandiegk
This is ridiculous. I fly with United frequently because they have a direct flight from Newark to Shannon so I just use them all the time to build up my frequent flier miles. I'm sure they have routes where they might need extra seats, but I have never been on a United flight that was completely full. The Economy Plus seats with a little extra leg room are ALWAYS available so maybe they should just get rid of those rows if they need more seating on certain routes. The last flight I was on I tried to move up to one of the 6 completely empty rows of Economy Plus seating so they lady next to me with the infant and 5 year old could have more room, but I was told that they would have to charge me $300 if I wanted to sit there for the entire flight because that was one less seat they could sell to someone in coach who wanted to upgrade. Those rows remained completely empty the entire 8 hour flight.

If they go through with this I will either be making the inconvenient trek to JFK to fly with Aer Lingus (which is by far the best airline I've ever flown) or I will just have to book flights with 1 stop. The 7 hour flight is already uncomfortable enough, I just can't imagine trying to do it with even less space.
09/05/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Ridiculous. I just flew last week (American) and the coach seats do not have enough leg room for anyone over 6', unless you are in an exit row. We flew 2 737s on the return trip in exit rows..and we both swear the seats on the 2nd leg (older version) were narrower. I am a 36" waist and I had to squeeze into the seat. I'm not sure how the other fatsos on the flight fit in the seats. I don't know how they could get any narrower.

All the TSA stuff is bullshit too as someone else said. Dog and pony show. Fucking can't even bring a sealed soda can or bottle of water into the terminal.

Airlines are just screwed all around. Some of it is their fault and some is out of their control.
09/05/2012
Rossie Rossie
I really don't care because I never fly United, I just hope my favorite airlines won't follow suit.
09/05/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
It's ridiculous, but they have a captive audience and they know it.
09/05/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
link

Here is the article. NO joke. As Americans are getting LARGER.....not just obese, but taller and wider, then prior generations, we find airline seats already WAY too narrow. There is NO WAY to sit in coach without being literally shoulder ...
How ridiculous.
09/05/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
This is ridiculous. I have a smaller build than most and I am even uncomfortable in the size of their current seats.
09/06/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
No surprise at all - they all just copy one an others bad ideas like lemmings.
09/06/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
United is an awful airline--they're already bare bones accommodation (unless you want to pay exorbitant prices for something like a sandwich), so it doesn't surprise me that they want to make their flights even more uncomfortable and unpleasant.
09/06/2012
GONE! GONE!
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
WARNING: Foul Language approaching!

Fuck the airlines.

Fuck big business behind it.

And FUCK the TSA.

Fuck gate groping and "gate rape."

Fuck them for losing children on flights.

And fuck them ...
THIS. I try not to fly for a friggin' reason.
09/06/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Goodness knows they're tiny now, and I'm not that large. Oh well, time to hope that it causes enough issues they change back
09/06/2012
Total posts: 15
Unique posters: 15