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With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort
With new seats, Allegiant Air is making room for comfort

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat." It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room. In the first row and the mid-cabin emergency exit row, the six Giant Seats on the carrier's Boeing 757 offer more than 36 inches of legroom and a width of 25 inches, compared with a typical 17.5-inch width on Allegiant's economy seats. The seats are locked in a semi-reclined position. Allegiant was required under federal rules to install such seats so crew members can rest during long flights. But when pilots and crew are not using the roomier...

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