Most travelers are uncomfortable in a normal airplane economy seat and are always looking for an upgrade to business class or first class. Dreaming of larger, leather seats complete with free beverages.
Well, if Airbus has their patent approved and actually decides to produce their new seating concept, you may soon be dreaming of your old standard economy seat. Airbus is working on a concept and have applied for patent rights on the seat plan. Think of a bicycle seat with backrest and armrests.
Wow is all we can say.
If an average Airbus aircraft holds 300 passengers with the "bulky" seats we are accustomed to sitting in, think of how many passengers they can cram in using this concept.
Let's hope if this patent gets approved that none of the major airlines will institute this idea. I could not imagine traveling 6, 8 or 10 hours on an airplane sitting on a bicycle seat.
Let's file this idea in the can and move on to the next dumb idea.