Legroom Crunch: Airlines Add Rows, Cut Space

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Is the new seat configartion.....

Poll closed Jun 19, 2013.
  1. a step forward?

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  2. a step backward?

    63.6%
  3. LIKE IT!

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  4. DON'T LIKE IT!

    54.5%
  5. Doesn't matter to me as I only fly business or first class!

    18.2%
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  1. uggboy
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  2. uggboy
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    ......of course it should be " Is the new seat configuration "......see poll question above.:)
     
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  3. Mike Reed

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    Just means the person in front of me will feel my knees in their back the whole flight.
     
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  4. DestinationDavid
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    Do we really need a poll to tell us that people don't like losing leg room? I think we already know the vast majority of people getting on a plane aren't looking around the economy section going, "Wow, what a waste of space, they really should make these closer together.....". :cool:

    That being said, we all know why it's happening, and there isn't much we can do to reverse the trend unless consumers as a whole suddenly decide they suddenly are willing to pay higher fares for more space in coach. But as AA's failed More Room Through Coach (MRTC) program shows, that hasn't been the case. The current (or soon to be at least) standard of offering Y, Y+, and then a premium cabin seems to be the wave of the future and something that works.
     
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    People want more room, better service, etc., but they aren't willing to pay for it with higher fees & fares. They'd rather whine about not getting everything for free. :rolleyes:
     
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    Of course! Whining is free, and occasionally rewarded with AAdvantage miles!
     
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    The problem to me is that AA wanted to keep the legroom the same (already cramped) and wanted people to pay more. We just wanted to pay the same for the same product. This wasn't good enough to save them from bankruptcy so they figured hey we can get more revenue by putting in more seats. This idea works for people with short legs but for those of us with long legs it is torture. If the person in front of me reclines I can't even sit there with my legs straight it's like being stuffed into the backseat of a yugo with two other people.
     
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  8. DestinationDavid
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    Can you clarify this? What exactly do you mean?
     
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  9. Mike Reed

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    You'll be able to purchase MCE if you're not already entitled to it. And you can always purchase F.

    Domestic US airfares are the lowest, inflation-adjusted (and often not) that they've been since the 70's, IIRC. If you ever want to compare, Google Map the driving route, take the number of miles and multiply by $.55. That'll give you the IRS mileage reimbursement (cost of driving to a business), not including a hotel for each overnight and meals enroute (typical per diem is $50/day). Mileage alone, NYC to LAX is 2800 miles, $1,540. At 6 mph for 10 hours/day that's 4.3 days, so let's add in $75 x 4 for hotel and $25 x 4 for food, a conservative estimate with crap food. That's $1,940.

    I'm not sure what you're expecting for $125-$360, the current one way fares listed on Matrix for 10/1/2012 in coach.
     
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    spoken like a true mileage junkie
     
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    And, in all seriousness, this speaks volumes:
     
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    Sometimes - not often, but once in awhile - it's good to be short!
     
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    Of course. That means more profits.
     
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    The follow up poll: Do you prefer your flight lands on time, or would you rather a lengthy delay?

    X Yes Please!
    O No Thanks!
    O Only if I'm in coach!
    O As long as they keep the A/C off!
     
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