US Congressman Fails in Bid to Establish MINIMUM Seat Size

first_imgMr Cohen says that seat width has shrunk from 18 inches in the 1970s to approximately 16.5 inches today. Meanwhile, American backsides have most certainly widened. As for seat pitch (the distance from one point of a seat to the same point on the seat in front), the congressman claims that also has shrunk from 35 inches to around 31 inches. “Shrinking seat sizes isn’t just a matter of comfort but safety and health as well” he said.Cohen announced he will attempt to push the proposal in a stand-alone bill. Blog February 15, 20160 Comments US congressman, Steve Cohen, failed in an attempt to establish a minimum seat size standard on passenger aircrafts.Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, introduced the “Seat Egress Air Travel (SEAT) act’ in a bid to have the Federal Aviation Administration establish a minimum seat size standard. However, last Thursday, the House Transportation panel voted to ground the bill. US Congressman Fails in Bid to Establish MINIMUM Seat Sizelast_img read more