Airlines have a problem: They want to put even more people on planes, but there’s a limit to just how small a row of seats can be.
As aircraft manufacturers work to push that limit, a patent application from supplier Zodiac Seats France reveals a new design that may go too far.
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The “Hexagon” design would have seats that face both forward and backward. Not only would the middle seat wedge you between two strangers, it would also make it so that you might even have to make eye contact with them at various times during the flight.
The seat design aims “to increase cabin density while also creating seat units that increase the space available at the shoulder and arm area,” according to the patent application, Wired reported.
Airlines, is the indignity of being sandwiched between 2 strangers for 6 hours without a working TV, and someone who isn’t willing to get up from their seat so you can go tot the bathroom not enough? Must we face each other in an awkward social construct created by your horrible seating design as well? Sigh…What do you think? Do you like the new design?