The "too expensive" argument is dangerous. Where will it end. The emphasis needs to be enforcing existing laws preventing the airlines to conspire to set prices (already seen in several cases). Competition, choices of first class versus lower classes already exist. The shrinking seats are a danger to public safety in terms of damaging skeletal, and soft tissue during lengthy flights. Cost reductions and weight savings are found in many other places like getting rid of the terrible aisle carts which have turned into circus snack selling kiosks presenting MUCH more of a dangerous situation than when a lady's purse sticks slightly out into the aisle and the flight attendants freak. Let the big wigs waste their company expense account if they need drink carts and first class (raising costs of goods from wasteful companies). I want to get on a plane with comfortable and safe seats and throw away the aisle carts (I can bring a sandwich and water). We certainly (as in my last flight) have too many drunks that the airlines serve and create danger. There are MANY more ways to reduce weight and costs to be competitive without price fixing and torture chamber cattle car packed seating.