New Zealand flight attendants call for increased seat space.
The Consumers Institute, which represents New Zealand flight attendants, has called for airlines to increase the room between airline seats in order to combat the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
A spokesperson for the group has stated that airlines are 'trying to cram more people in to make themselves more money' due to competitive pressure. Zoom.com has reported however that airlines reject the need for more leg room and say that the distance between seats is not a contributing factor of DVT.
Doctor Marc Shaw, a travel specialist in New Zealand, has stated that three major factors affecting the occurrence of DVT include compression of the knees, immobility and dehydration.
The New Zealand Transport Minister has apparently now asked the Civil Aviation Authority to make a report on DVT.
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|Date:||Jan 17, 2001|
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