While passengers complain about shrinking seat size and the US Congress prepares to act, it is time for a reality check. Seats are not getting smaller; a whole new class of service has been created. Think of it as economy-minus, and it caters to people who would have taken the Greyhound bus in 1970 and think they can fly even more cheaply nearly 50 years later. In 1970, a chocolate bar cost 10 cents. You could buy a brand-new Buick LeSabre for under $4,000, a nice two-story attached brick ...

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