By Mary Schlangenstein


Delta Air Lines will reduce the amount that seats recline on some planes by about two inches (five centimeters), aiming to preserve the workspace of multitasking business travelers.

The first Airbus A320s to get the modified seats will debut this weekend, the carrier said Friday.

The distance that seats recline will drop to 3.5 inches from 5.4 in first class, and to 2 inches from 4 in Comfort Plus and coach.

The A320s generally are used on flights of two hours or less.

— Bloomberg