Economy seating on American's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Smaller Seats or Higher Fares: A Heated Debate in the U.S.

Passenger comfort has slowly been on the decline for economy passengers in the United States. Much of this decline, however, is due to the passenger's pockets and the fact that many standard travelers are looking for the cheapest way possible to get from their origin to their destination and back. Airlines are cueing in on this and the requests of passengers leading to the rise of Ultra-Low-Cost Carriers (ULCCs) and Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs), such as Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and…