Delta testing reduced seat recline to protect passengers' personal space

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The airline announced plans to test out a decreased seat recline adjustment in order to better “protect customers’ personal space.” 

“As part of Delta’s continued efforts to make the in-flight experience more enjoyable, Delta is testing a small change to its 62 A320 aircrafts – adjusting the recline throughout to make multitasking easier,” Delta representative Savannah Huddleston said in a statement to USA TODAY.

The chosen plane model, which makes up about 7% of Delta’s total aircraft fleet, typically transports travelers for less than two hours at a time. The change-up won’t increase the number of seats or decrease the amount of room between rows. 

Huddleston continued: “It’s all about protecting customers’ personal space and minimizing disruptions to multitasking in-flight.”

Read: it’ll be much easier to eat, watch shows and get work done without travel neighbor getting in the way. 

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