Passengers aboard Allegiant Airlines Flight 599 travel between Colorado Springs, Colo. and Las Vegas in 2013. As tensions over cramped conditions flare on planes, seats that do not recline may begin to show a certain appeal.
Passengers aboard Allegiant Airlines Flight 599 travel between Colorado Springs, Colo. and Las Vegas in 2013. As tensions over cramped conditions flare on planes, seats that do not recline may begin to show a certain appeal. JOE GIRON New York Times File Photo
Passengers aboard Allegiant Airlines Flight 599 travel between Colorado Springs, Colo. and Las Vegas in 2013. As tensions over cramped conditions flare on planes, seats that do not recline may begin to show a certain appeal. JOE GIRON New York Times File Photo

Safety, health risks of shrinking airline seats draw federal scrutiny

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