Spirit Airlines, the air carrier that recently announced a $45 fee for carry-on bags, has launched another change that may not sit well with passengers.
The Florida carrier's latest money-saving idea is seats that passengers cannot adjust. The airline calls them "pre-reclined" seats, meaning they are already reclined about 3 inches.
Want to lean back to take a nap or sit up to eat a snack? Sorry, these seats won't budge.
The airline says the slim new leather seats, built by Brice Seating in Pacoima, are 30% lighter, cutting down on fuel costs and offering 20% more space under the seat. By eliminating a steeper recline, the airline can also fit more seats into the plane.
Spirit can seat 33 more passengers in the "pre-reclined" seats in the airline's new Airbus A320 than in an older Airbus model with conventional reclining seats.