Alaska Airlines is adding lighter seats to save on fuel costs

Alaska Airlines is adding thinner seats designed by Recaro Aircraft Seating in 22 new Boeing 737-900ERs arriving next year. Alaska estimates that the lighter seats, which weigh nearly a third less than comparable seats and have won industry awards for comfort, will save the airline as much as 8,000 gallons of jet fuel per aircraft per year.

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Alaska Airlines introduces thinner, lighter seats - Los Angeles Times

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