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Airlines Takes The Lead Yet Again:
There appears to be no limit in Sprint Airlines creativity when it comes to figuring out ways to offer cheap fares, be they cheap airplane tickets or cheap vacation packages. Recently Sprint has created a lot of controversy by announcing that it would charge customers to carry-on luggage. Now in order to lower its costs even further Sprint airlines is installing seats that cannot recline on some of its planes.
These seats are referred to as "pre-reclined" seats because they lean back three inches and are already on two of Sprint's Airbus A320 jets. Two more jets will install these seats before the end of this year.
The new seats weigh less which means jets will consume less fuel, which Sprint points out is better for the environment and a way for Sprint to keep its costs low. They maintain that their plan is to pass that savings on to its customers by offering "even lower fares."
Sprint also claims that seats that do not move are less invasive for passengers sitting behind them. Most economy seats these days are positioned so close to the ones behind them that when a passenger lowers his seat the person behind him feels as if this passenger is now in his lap.
Whether other airlines follow Sprint's lead remains to be seen. However, remember that Spint was the first U.S. airline to charge for checked luggage, a policy now practiced throughout the airline industry.
Some fear that non reclining seats will ultimately result in airlines adding rows of seats to planes, making seating even more uncomfortable in the future. The distance from the back of a set to the front of another for most seats on Sprints Airbus A320'2 is 28 inches, which is a new low for a domestic airline.
According to Airbus its A320 plane usually seats
150 passengers. Sprint has 178 seats on the same plane using non reclining
seats. Wonder if Spint management is figuring out how many passengers could fly
is everyone stood on this plane?
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