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According to The Boston Globe, an oft-told story is happening again. In their efforts to boost revenue, some airlines are redesigning their cabins to fit in even more seats. The results are, particularly in the tourist class areas, less space and more discomfort.

Our favorite airline, Southwest, may be the most ambitious to have their passenger sections imitating sardine cans. The Globe reports that SW cabins now have six more rows of seats than previous arrangements.

SW’s announcement claims adding of the new rows was because new seat designs of thinner, lighter materials actually make them more comfortable. Yeah, sure, says this frequent SW flying sardine.

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