I suggest you write to your senators favoring this legislation.
Agreed but.....it makes me wonder how much good that will do.
Delta's HQ is in Georgia. Are Georgia Senators/Congresspeople getting huge campaign support from Delta? United's HQ is in Illinois. Are Illinois Senators/Congresspeople beholden to the generous campaign gifts from United Airlines? Same with American Airlines. This is an election year. I don't see these politicians going against the airlines that support their expensive campaigns.
Also, this is not just a US problem. What are European governments doing about the reduction of space and the adding of more and more seats?
In April, Airbus unveiled designs which offered airlines a new
11-abreast seating configuration on board its A380 “superjumbos” which
would add an extra 35 to 40 economy class seats.
A more recent Airbus design did away with cushions, tray tables and
legroom entirely, in favour of seats that resemble bicycle saddles.
While Airbus told Telegraph Travel that it was "unlikely" the seats
would ever be used on passenger planes, almost 90 per cent of readers
said they would never travel in such a way.
Monarch Airlines: 28" (with an "extra legroom" option of 32 ins for
a fee) legroom, 17" seat width
Thomson: 28" legroom, 16.5-17.2" width
Thomas Cook: 28-33" legroom, 16.2-18.5" width
EasyJet: 29" legroom, 17.5" width
Ryanair 30" legroom, 17" width
Aer Lingus 31-32" legroom, 17" width
British Airways 31-34" legroom, 17-18" width