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New seats on Hawaiian inter-island flights

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

"Wow, it's gonna be tough for us big guys".

Chris Anguay is not pleased about Hawaiian Airlines new interisland seats. The carrier will completely overhaul the fleet with the new sleek designs, adding legroom and total seats per plane, but at a cost. The new seats don't recline.

"Gotta have it brah. Gotta have that room, leg room, you can recline, your stomach can digest" he said.

Not reclining may decrease a person's comfort in the seat--but could actually increase it for the person sitting behind.

"It's a comfortable position here, and I also don't have to worry about the person in front of me coming back and into my personal space" said Hawaiian Airlines Executive VP Peter Ingram.

"You can actually install an extra row on the airplane, but create more leg room, more personal space for each guest in the main cabin of the airplane" he continued.

Opinions of people Hawaii News Now spoke to were split. Hawaiian is pleading patience for customers to try the new seats before making up their minds. It may be too late for Chris.

"I don't know what's gonna happen...maybe swim I guess".

Related link:

Hawaiian Airlines decreasing leg room on interisland flights

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