As a follow up to our previous article, it isn’t just fewer seats.  It is also smaller planes, with lower ceilings and less overhead space and leg room.  In the last ten years, passenger traffic on “regional jets” – a concept once welcomed when they were replacing smaller turbo-props, but now a most unwelcome concept because they are replacing full size jets instead – has more than tripled, whereas passenger numbers on regular jets has increased a mere 10%, according a Wall Street Journal article.

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