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Subject:  Re: Poll: Pay-by-pound passenger airline travel? Date:  5/24/2008  8:29 AM
Author:  AcmeFool Number:  12581 of 122770

How about having a few wider than normal seats? I'd gladly pay a premium to get a seat that was even 5 or 6 inches wider. Yeah, I know I can do that by paying a really big premium for business class, but I don't need that much space.

Your post contradicts itself. You want 5-6" extra width, but you say you don't need as much space as the seats in the front of the plane. First class seats are typically only about 3.5" wider than economy class seats.

To add 5-6 inches, you would have to remove at least one-third of all seats. While some would be willing to pay for this, studies have shown over and over that people generally end up going with the cheaper alternative even if it makes them uncomfortable.

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