'McPassengers' to be offered extra-wide seats

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...rs-to-be-offered-extrawide-seats-8570478.html

    European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is to offer extra-wide seats to cater for super-sized passengers in an effort to match “trends in demographics.”

    Airbus unveiled its new plans to serve the expanding requirements of larger travellers at Hamburg’s Aircraft Interiors Expo this week. The plane-maker will offer airlines 20in aisle seats on Airbus A320 aircraft. They will be 2in wider than standard seats.

    It follows a similar move introduced by Samoa Air, which recently launched the world’s first pay-by-weight tariff in response to Polynesia’s acute obesity crisis.

    Airlines using Airbus’s A320 will benefit by being able to charge more for the wider seats. But the two-thirds of the aircraft’s passengers who opt for centre and window seats will lose out, as their seats will forfeit an inch of width each to generate the extra space.


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    They call that premium economy nowadays.. Or Elite Class in the case of BR.. :)
     
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