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Delta Terminates Deep Seat Recline & Why This Is A Good Thing


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Have you ever booked a seat on a plane, when then the person in front of you has reclined your seat so much that your laptop screen jams into the seatback in front. The result is that you start to feel desperately claustrophobic and the plane starts closing in on you.

Well, you’re not alone. Thankfully, Delta has announced that from this weekend, they will retrofit its fleet of 62 Airbus A320 jets to reduce the recline of their coach seats from 4 inches to 2 inches and the recline of First Class seats from 5.5 inches to 3.5 inches.

The deep 4 inch and 5.5 inch recline can be a nightmare for the passenger behind who has to endure the recline. Getting rid of this indulgent recline will make the journey better for everyone.

Interestingly, Delta has told CNN that it has no plans to add seats or reduce space between rows with this test. It’s all about protecting customers’ personal space.

Of course, the seats on these A320 jets are already pretty crammed in with around 30-31 inch pitch in economy and around 36 inches in First. If there was more pitch, the recline would have been less of a problem.

But if the pitch was larger the price would be higher…

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