Many Passengers Dislike Airlines’ ‘Slim-Line’ Seats

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“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.

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Slim-line seats, such as these seats made by Recaro Aircraft Seating, are lighter and take up less space on a plane. (Recaro Aircraft Seating via LA Times)

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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