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Invisible hand

For years, airlines have been shrinking seats, and the space between seats, to the point where even reasonable people can't stand it anymore. Flights are being diverted because people are arguing over leaning the seats back. Three times in a week.

This is just the free market at work. Airlines try to maximize profit by squeezing more people into smaller spaces, and now they'll have to eat the costs of diverting flights because they've gone too far.

It sucks to be the people who are going to get fined $$$, but hopefully that money won't go to the airlines, and some accountant somewhere will do the math and conclude that x diverted flights are more expensive than n more passengers, and ease back on the ridiculous cabin crowding.