Could Spirit Airlines have accidentally done something right? For the wrong reasons, of course.
Spirit has introduced new aircraft with seats that don’t recline, a cost-saving measure because the seats are lighter and easier to maintain. (Remember, this is the airline that brought us $45 fees for carry-on bags.)
Surprisingly enough, I like the idea. I think reclining airline seats cause more trouble than they’re worth. My very first blog post three years ago was a rant on this subject, which I called “the recline of civilization.” And I haven’t changed my mind.
I’m still not going to fly Spirit. I just hope, for once, that its idea catches on.