Would Airplane Seat Sizes Really Stop Shrinking Under House's FAA Reauthorization Bill?

WASHINGTON — Minimum standards for ever-shrinking airplane seat sizes. A ban on airlines bumping ticketed passengers who have already boarded an aircraft. A prohibition on in-flight voice calls, including those made over Wi-Fi.Those are just a few changes air travelers might notice if a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill recently approved in the House ends up becoming law.The must-pass legislation, which won overwhelming bipartisan support, is still a ways from President Donald Trump's desk. The Senate is expected to take up its own version in the coming weeks, meaning that the two bills will be have to be reconciled.The far-reaching measure — closely watched by Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and Fort Worth-based American Airlines — is probably most notable for what isn't in it.  Continue reading...

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