(CNN) -- The man who got kicked off a United Airlines flight because of a fight over seat reclining says he's sorry about his behavior. Sort of.
This story illustrates why the airlines have banned these devices from aircraft. They can only create anger, resentment, and conflict between passengers. In this case, everyone on board this plane was inconvenienced. It remains to be seen if United or the FAA will penalize these passengers now or in the future.
The real problem, however, remains unchanged: Airline seats are too small and do not provide enough legroom. That is why we have petitioned the FAA to set reasonable standards on seat width and seat pitch. If enough people respond by posting comments our proposal, the FAA will begin formal rule-making procedures. Click the link below to comment directly to FAA and let them know how you feel about this issue.