Why the government thinks shrinking airline seats are just fine

If I’ve seen Melinda Ashton’s complaint once, I’ve seen it a hundred times.

“I’m a 6′ woman with long legs,” she says. “Even with the seat in front of me in an upright position, my knees are wedged. When the passenger in front of me reclines, the femurs on the ends of my legs are crushed into my hip sockets, causing considerable pain that continues after the flight ends.”
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Space is shrinking on a plane — here’s what to do about it

Does anyone really believe that airlines are installing bigger overhead bins so you can drag your regulation-size carry-on bag on the plane?
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