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Your tiny economy airline seat may soon stop shrinking

The modern seat, with its power to pack more customers onto any given plane, is at the very heart of the industry's 21st-century economics.


EVERY so often, officials at Rockwell Collins Inc pitch a one-day job offer to residents near its Winston-Salem, North Carolina design centre: earn US$100 for sitting in an aeroplane seat for eight hours.

Show up for the gig, and there's nary...