Senate Passes Bill to Set Minimum Size for Airplane Seats

Southwest Airlines

The new aviation bill passed by the Senate calls for the FAA to regulate airline seat size. But the FAA will be focused on seat safety, not comfort. Pictured is Southwest Airlines’ unveils 737-800 interior. Southwest Airlines

Skift Take: Not much happens on a bipartisan basis in Washington anymore. But lawmakers often agree about aviation policy. Yes, some Democrats wanted to put limits on airline fees but that always seemed like a far-fetched idea. For better or worse, Congress deregulated U.S. airlines 40 years ago.

— Brian Sumers

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