[VIDEO] Airlines Sell Legroom at a Premium Price

September 28, 2023

In the early days of air travel, carriers provided passengers with luxurious amounts of legroom. As the video below explains, however, today’s planes have far more seats with far less space between them, potentially resulting in uncomfortable experiences for tall travelers. 


  1. Why do modern airlines “unbundle” the costs of travel by charging additional fees for luggage and seat selection? 
  2. Do you think government regulators should require air carriers to provide passengers with “comfortable” amounts of legroom? Why or why not?