Archive for November 9, 2015
If it seems like airplane seats are getting smaller, it’s not your imagination. They are. The most common measurement of airplane seats is pitch– the distance from any point in one seat to the exact same point in the seat next to it. The average pitch on airplane seats in the 1970s was 35 inches, to 32-33 inches in the 1990s, and now to as little as 31 inches on some planes. Before you cancel your next vacation, here a few reasons that narrowing seat pitch isn’t all bad news:
- Seating technology has been streamlined.
On modern planes, industrial textile manufacturers have developed seating suspension systems that cut down on extra bulk without ruining safety and comfort. Old airline seats required a bulky metal pan that was masked with layers of foam and heavy Continue Reading No Comments
It is a little unusual that an 83 year old man who has never touched a golf club would own two golf carts. But in a small town in the midwest, his golf carts are often more fun and economical than his new four door extend cab long bedded pick up trucks. And, he is willing to let his 14 year old granddaughter learn the basics of driving on the golf carts.
While most golf carts are used on the green courses of Florida and other warm weather locations, even the golf carts that serve as training vehicles for new teenage drivers cost the same. Golf cart prices range anywhere from $3,000 for the smallest and most basic, to $30,000 for luxury models that you would never let a new driver use for training.
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