Delta is reducing how much its seats recline

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Delta Air Lines is reducing how far seats can recline on some domestic flights.

 

Delta Air Lines has begun reducing the recline of domestic economy seats from 4 inches to 2 inches, to protect the “personal space” of passengers sat behind.

 

First class seats will be reduced from 5.5 inches to 3.5 inches.

 

According to reports, the airline started modifying its Airbus A320 jets this past weekend.

 

Delta insists the change won’t have any effect on legroom and will not be adding additional seat rows to the planes.

 

“As part of Delta’s continued efforts to make the in-flight experience more enjoyable, Delta is testing a small change to its A320 aircraft — adjusting the recline throughout to make multitasking easier,” Delta spokeswoman Savannah Huddleston told CNN Travel.

 

“Delta has no plans to add seats or reduce space between rows with this test. It’s all about protecting customers’ personal space and minimizing disruptions to multitasking in-flight.”

 

Countless air rage incidents have occurred as a result of passengers reclining their seats.

 

A United flight was once escorted back to Washington, DC by fighter jets when a fight broke out over a reclined seat.