PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Airlines are taking measures to deal with growing passengers and shrinking seats.
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Meanwhile, airlines have cut about six square inches of seat space, to economize.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
According to USA Today, airlines have turned to offering vouchers to customers who complain of discomfort from crowding seatmates.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
Some airlines require large travelers to buy two seats.