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Delta and American Airlines ceos say that they have no seats smaller

The ceos of Delta and American Airlines, said the coach seats will not get any smaller.

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The ceos of Delta and American Airlines, said the coach seats will not get any smaller.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Delta Air Lines CEO, Ed Bastian, and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, were asked to sit in the coach section of the relevant carrier aircraft. Both men, of about six feet three inches tall, snuggled in the tight areas and told the Magazine that the chairs not be getting smaller and smaller – although they defend their lack of leg room by saying that if people want more space, they can pay.

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“The customers who really value the extra space have a lot more options to us,” Parker said to the Magazine.

Both ceos claim that they regularly travel in coach. Bastian said he laid a month-long policy that all director-level employees at Delta had a drive in a carriage for travel under three hours.

Parker said he flies in coach routinely – though admittedly it’s usually after the first class is already booked.

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“I feel what our customers are experiencing,” Parker told the Magazine.

Leg room for Delta and American is one of the smallest, to comply with the airline standards of 31 inches. Southwest and JetBlue have 32 and 33 cm, respectively.

Although Delta and American CEO’s do not “push” smaller chairs and more packed rows, the fate of the legroom on a major carrier, United Airlines flights is unknown.

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United Airlines CEO, Oscar Munoz, refused to take part in the coach-seat interview.

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