These Eye-Popping Numbers Tell Us How Shockingly Full Flights Really Are These Days

"Carriers have reduced 'pitch' - the distance between a point on one seat to the same point on the seat ahead – from around 34 inches down to around 31 inches, or even less in some cases. That’s allowed them to wedge two, three, or even more rows of closely-smooshed seats into their planes, depending on the size of those planes."