Airlines in sneaky seat squeeze

August 3, 2017 by  
Filed under Don Ross, Travel Logs

BANGKOK, 3 August 2017: Passengers measuring leg room between airline seats is not a trendy habit in Asia, but apparently it’s a hot topic in the US.

CNN reported the squeeze on the typical airline seat made it all the way to a Congress hearing when the spotlight shone on how airlines have quietly eroded the centimetres between seat rows.

CNN reported that American Airlines is planning to squeeze in more seats on its new Boeing 737 Max aircraft due for introduction later this year. Apart shaving space between seat rows it may also introduce slim-fit  toilets. Read more

ASEAN tweaks air accords

January 27, 2015 by  
Filed under ASEAN AFFAIRS, Aviation, News

NAY PYI TAW, 27 January 2015: Introduction of ASEAN Open Skies Agreements with the European Union, China, Japan and South Korea are moving forward, tourism ministers at the ASEAN Tourism Forum confirmed Monday.

ASEAN pursues a policy of liberalising air service agreements through negotiations with China, European Union, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

ASEAN recently concluded  an exchange of fifth freedom air traffic rights between ASEAN member states and China.

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