Feeling cramped? How to battle the shrinking airline seat

8 Nov

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By Daisy Carrington

(CNN) — You’re not imagining it: Airline seats are generally getting smaller.

But while many airlines have been slimming down their seats over the past few decades, we’ve been bulking up. According to the World Health Organization, the global prevalence of obesity has doubled since 1980.

“Seats are getting smaller and smaller as airlines look to squeeze revenue from their economy seats,” noted Ranga Natarajan, the senior product manager at SeatGuru, a website that rates the best and worst seats on nearly every plane in the industry.

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