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

SEAT Act Heads to Congress to Combat Shrinking Seat Sizes

Congress will be taking a vote on a previously introduced act this week, the Safe Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act. The bill, which has failed several times before, is hoping to direct the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to study past aircraft evacuations and issue regulations for minimum seat sizes. It is no secret that the distance between each seat in an aircraft has only gotten smaller over the past few years, allowing airlines to squeeze more seats and people…