“Slim-line” seats, with thinner seat-back cushions, are increasingly popular with airlines because they weigh less and help squeeze more passengers into a plane.
But the seats may not be so popular with passengers.
A new survey by the travel website TripAdvisor shows that many passengers who have tried slim-line seats are not fans. In a survey of 1,391 travelers, the website found that nearly half weren’t sure whether they had sat in slim-line seats.
But of those who said they had tried the seats, 83% said they were less comfortable than traditional seats, 8% said the slim-line seats were more comfortable, and 9% said they couldn’t tell the difference.
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