Welcome aboard. We are about to take off.
Please fasten your seat belt and remain standing. That’s a new set of instructions you will hear on a plane now! The seats are called “standing seats” and are at display at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019 (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany.
We can understand short distances, but long flights!!!. Ouch! There are many questions that come to your mind when you see these seats. Are they
comfortable? Will they pack us like cattle class? We are sure the airlines are making more money by packing us like sheep!
So here is what the engineer has to say. We are sure he was asked this question a million times and he was ready with an answer. First things first: Gaetano Perugini, the engineering adviser at Aviointeriors, is keen to stress that the concept’s not about creating “cattle class” and cramming in as many passengers in as possible.
“The message is, we do not want to put thousands of people in the cabin, we want to offer a multi-class configuration, which is nowadays impossible if you want to reach the maximum load of passengers,” Perugini tells CNN Travel.
The Skyrider takes up way less space than the average economy seat — just 23 inches — so the idea is airlines could cram in their economy seats, and
still allow other passengers to book other kinds of tickets on the same flight. “So that means that in the same cabin, you will have standard economy,
premium economy or business class and ultra-basic economy — which is an innovation for the airline and the passenger,” Perugini explains. “This is the true reason for the Skyrider.”
So straight from the horses mouth who wants to pack us like cattle! Now that’s one uncomfortable thought and this is one uncomfortable seat!!!!
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