|Quoting anrec80 (Reply 49):|
It IS bad. And I personally think things like this should be out-regulated for scheduled flights longer than 4-5 hours. Extra dense seating has sense in certain corner cases such as flights within a large country that need to be very cheap or even subsidized (routes like YVR, SVO-VVO, LAX-HNL come to mind), or mass-tourist market in Europe where large numbers of people need to be shuttled for 3-4 hours to Egypt or Turkey and back.
It is self regulating. If people buy the tickets it works, if they do not it does not. For many it is a bigger improvement of their life to be able to afford a flight than to have 1" more seat width and 2" more legroom.
[Edited 2016-06-06 00:12:59]