United Airlines will install slimmer seats in a large chunk of its jets to increase capacity…which translates in to more passengers per plane and more revenue for the carrier.
The Chicago-based airline will add the slimmer seats to 152 of its Airbus narrow-body airliners next year. The seats will supplied by Recaro Aircraft Seating.
‘The padding on the Recaro seats is thin enough that the airline can add another row of seats on each plane without reducing legroom, the airline said. The aluminum seat frame also makes the seat lighter, reducing fuel costs, according to the seat manufacturer.
In the Airbus planes, United now offers between 12 and 15 rows of economy seating, depending on the model of airplane. Another row would add up to six additional seats.’
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