Regarding Sen. Pat Toomey’s recent vote to freeze current comfort specifications on U.S. airlines (meaning that the government couldn’t change the current dimensions of seats and space between seats):
I, too, was stunned that any legislator would vote so blatantly against public interest. This should go down as a classic example of corporate political might.
After strategic mergers and with cheap fuel, airlines are awash in profits, but none of this is showing in passenger comfort.
The classic conservative argument of “let competition decide” is a joke. Today, the industry has a monopoly.
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Next time you try to squeeze into an airline seat, think of Toomey.
Jose M. Campos, State College