Congress Could Require Airlines to Give Passengers More Legroom
The approval rating for Congress right now is about 19%, because they never seem to actually ACCOMPLISH anything. So who knows if this will happen or not. But boy would that rating spike . . .
According to a new report, there’s a bill floating around Congress that would establish a minimum amount of LEGROOM on airplanes.
The average used to be about 35 inches. Now it’s less than 30 inches on a lot of flights . . . so the airlines can jam more rows in and make more money.
Without a set minimum, it’s expected to fall even further to less than 27 inches of legroom. So this bill would prevent that, and might even add legroom on some flights.
The current bill would also block airlines from bumping overbooked passengers from flights after they’ve already boarded . . . expand the availability of PreCheck security boarding . . . and require large airports to have private nursing rooms for new mothers.
But it could also be BAD news if you like bringing your FAKE emotional support dog with you when you fly. The bill would also require the FAA to establish “reasonable” standards to make sure people can’t pretend their pet is a service animal.
Congress has a deadline of this Sunday to pass it. Or they could pass a short-term extension bill, and deal with it later.