From the LA Times:
In the skies over America, the squeeze is on. Legroom on airplanes is going the way of free checked bags, pillows and in-flight meals. Passengers who want a little more wiggle room in their coach seats better be prepared to open their wallets... "What airlines are doing is creating different tiers of products and price differential," said Jan K. Brueckner, a University of California, Irvine economics professor. "They are just trying to make money in a fiercely competitive business by parceling out the product in this way."

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