Judge orders FAA to review seat sizes

A Minneapolis federal judge has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to review seat sizes and legroom on commercial airlines.

Flyers’ Rights, an advocacy group that has pushed for new rules regulating seat size, has prevailed. It says small airline seats can put peoples’ health at risk, resulting in conditions like blood clotting in the legs.

The group says the average size of a seat has gotten smaller, along with the spacing between seats in the front and back.

According to a report by Business Insider, JetBlue has the most space between seats, being 34 inches apart.

The airline that can boast the least room is Spirit, with 28 inches between seats.

Delta Air Lines and American Airlines were in between, with 31 inches between seats. Virgin America and Southwest had 32 inches, according to the report.

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