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Not sure how this idea would ‘fly’…it is a proposal by Design Q, the same people who designed Virgin Atlantic’s acclaimed “Upper Class” seats.
I don’t know about you, but when I fly, I like to pretend I am the only one on the flight. Don’t talk to me, don’t try to peak at my computer screen, and keep your body as far away as possible from mine. All of these would be impossible with this new seating configuration. Passengers would be forced to look at each other during flights, sitting face to face…no thanks.
“The seats, although shown down, will automatically lift like a cinema seat. This too considerably helping flow through. This probably will reduce boarding times, which has a value. It would also save costs on each seat and significantly save weight.”
A few questions come to mind…how does the flight attendant roll the cart down the aisle without running over toes? Does staring at a fellow passenger replace in-flight movies? Does the airline industry really think we want to sit like a military unit getting ready to jump out of a plane?
Just when we thought airline travel couldn’t get much worse.
via: flight global