Airline seat squeeze raises health and safety concerns

April 16, 2015 4:58 PM

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Airline seat squeeze raises health and safety concerns

BERLIN (Reuters) - Airlines are packing ever more seats into economy class to protect profit margins from falling ticket prices, prompting concerns over health and safety from travelers and crew.

Slim-line designs, extra emergency exits and creative placing of galleys and toilets are all playing their part in the great seat squeeze, say industry watchers.

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