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American Airlines drops idea of squeezing more seats on regional jets
American Airlines drops idea of squeezing more seats on regional jets

If you thought that the recent financial success enjoyed by the nation’s airlines would stop them from trying to squeeze more passengers onto planes, think again. The good news for passengers is that the latest effort to increase passenger capacity in regional jets at American Airlines has been quashed by opposition from its pilots union. American, which is in the process of merging with US Airways to become the world’s biggest carrier, is in contract negotiations with its pilots. Amid the contract talks, American Airlines president Scott Kirby suggested adding five seats to the medium-size regional jets, increasing capacity to 81 passengers. In a letter to the union, Kirby...

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