Southwest to add extra row of seats

January 19, 2012 2:46:08 PM PST
Southwest Airlines is adding an extra row of seats on its planes

Southwest says its redesigning cabins to add lighter seats with thinner padding.

The airline says this will save fuel and provide additional space underneath each seat.

It will also add another row of 6 seats to most flights.

The distance between the back of a seat to the back of the seat behind it will shorten by one inch.