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The rear economy class cabin consisting solely of standard economy seats as indicated by the all-blue seats. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Opinion: Think Before Reclining

The aviation world has been sharply divided yet again. It’s not unusual for this to happen in the community, we argue about a lot of things such as the merits of tomato juice on flights to the impact of the industry to climate change. This time, however, the issue has more to do will civility instead of beverage choice or the ire of a 17-year-old Swedish girl. A video came to light recently of a passenger sitting in the last…

LATAM to Start Offering Premium Economy on all Narrowbody Flights

LATAM Airlines Group, Latin America's largest airline, announced this Wednesday it would start offering a new premium class on all its Airbus A320 family operations, branded as "Premium Economy." LATAM will be the first major airline in South America to offer a premium product on narrowbody short-haul flights, a practice…

Recaro Debuts New Seats for Short-Haul and Long-Haul Segments

German seat manufacturer Recaro unveiled new and improved seating options for both short-haul and long-haul aircraft at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg this week, in what is a continuous effort from Recaro to become the industry’s preferred global seating supplier. For short-haul markets, Recaro unveiled the new version…

Lufthansa Group Introduces New Slimline Seat Design for A320s

The Lufthansa Group announced a new seat that will be featured across every Airbus A320 family aircraft in their combined fleets. This will mark the first time that Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines will all have standardized seats on select fleet type. Seats will be featured on all short and…

Boeing, Adient Form Joint Venture for Airplane Seating

On Tuesday, aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing and automotive seating company Adient formed Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will focus on designing, manufacturing and selling seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. “Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry, and Boeing, and we are taking action…

Counter-Opinion: Why We Should Blame Airlines for Shrinking Seats

Last month, my colleague wrote an opinion piece about why we shouldn’t blame airlines for the increasingly reduced seat sizes on planes. While he made some very good points, I have to disagree and take the side against the airlines for why we’re seeing legroom and seat pitch decrease seemingly…

Opinion: Don’t Blame the Airlines for Shrinking Seats

When travelers around the world over purchase tickets on airlines, what makes them pay an additional premium rather than purchase a cheap, economy fare? The answer is simple: comfort and convenience. For those passengers who can afford the extra cost, they are given more legroom, lounge access, expedited security lines, and…

Taking a Ride Onboard American’s First Revenue 737 MAX 8…

When American Airlines announced that their inaugural flight for the Boeing 737 MAX was going to be from Miami to New York, I knew I had to get a ticket. So with some good timing, I managed to book a Main Cabin ticket on the flight for the very reasonable…

Inside American’s First Boeing 737 MAX 8 at the Tulsa…

On Saturday, American Airlines was able to host their employees and families at the Tulsa Maintenance Base for family day festivities. At the day-long event, the airline showed off its new 737 MAX aircraft, which was delivered last month.  Aside from paying attention to the massive LEAP engines and the…

American Completes Two-Class Retrofits for Entire Boeing 777-200 Fleet

Gone are the days of three-class Boeing 777-200 aircraft at American Airlines. On Monday, the Fort Worth-based carrier said that there are no longer any 777-200s with a three-class configuration in operation. The carrier has been working to modernize its older fleet of 47 777-200s to align with new aircraft…