Alaska Airlines has begun to install seats with slimmer seat-back cushions, enabling the company to squeeze two or three more rows of seats onto most of its planes.
But the airline is trying to put the focus on the seats’ other features, such as power outlets for every passenger.
Alaska joins Southwest, United and Spirit airlines in installing seats with thinner back cushions so the carriers will be able to add extra seats. Alaska will install six to nine more seats per plane.
Alaska announced last week that the new seats, manufactured by German company Recaro Aircraft Seating, will also include 110-volt and USB power outlets on the seat back in front of every passenger.