Torture device or plane seat? This looks uncomfortable!

2014-07-17 15:13
Cape Town – Remember when we told you the good news about how certain airlines have started doing away with reclining seats?  

No more frustration and pent up anger as the person in front of you leans back into your lap. Yay!

Well, we’re afraid Airbus seems to be taking things a little further.

Huffington Post reports that the aircraft manufacturer recently filed a patent for a new ‘seating device’ that would create space in airplane cabins.  

Take not of the word ‘device’ here. Yup, that’s right, this new design cannot legitimately be called a seat, because, in truth, you won’t be sitting at all.  



Instead a preliminary diagram of the new design reveals that passengers will be perched atop a bicycle-like seat, with a sad excuse for a back rest offering support to a tiny section of your lumbar spine.  

"Reduced comfort remains tolerable for the passengers in as much as the flight lasts only one or a few hours," the Airbus patent states.  

Ummm, Airbus, we wonder if you shouldn’t leave it up to passengers to decide about THAT?

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