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In this Jan. 25, 2016, file photo, a passenger talks on the phone as American Airlines jets sit parked at their gates at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (Photo; AP/Susan Walsh, File)

‘Tis the season for cramped airplanes—and lawsuits.

Luggage falling on heads and hot tea spilling in laps are just some of the routine incidents on today’s flights that sometimes end up in injury suits. Plaintiffs lawyers say it’s only getting worse, particularly as airlines aim to put more people on board with less room.

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