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Passengers will remain...seated?

2009-09-01 18:45:55.578273+00 by petronius 7 comments

A suggested design for cut-rate airplane seats on short hauls. The seats would automatically lift up when empty, like in a movie house. There is some question whether they could be built to current safety standards, like withstanding a 16g shock. Interestingly enough, this designer also did the first-class seats for Virgin Air.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-01 19:41:20.104467+00 by: Dan Lyke

Seems like laterally would be a bad direction to take hard shocks, although if seat designers paid a whole lot of attention to that the seats would face backwards.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-01 21:06:15.55484+00 by: markd

Can't wait til I'm seated across from Creepy Staring Guy for 5 hours.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-01 21:14:11.055906+00 by: meuon

I would have just killed for a flight with these Sleeper / Stacker Plane Seating.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-02 14:54:41.029315+00 by: petronius

The sleeper bunk bed thing reminds me of a Japanese Capsule Hotel. Or a slightly plusher Stolypin car.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-02 15:45:02.498002+00 by: Dan Lyke

If they did the sleeper hotel/airliner mashup thing right, you'd show up 45 minutes before departure, get packed into the tube, boarding could be done via forklift... I guess you'd need a catheter/bedpan system, but I'm not entirely averse to this.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-02 15:50:57.345523+00 by: JT [edit history]

I'm all for a honeycomb tube design where we can all just slip in from the aisle and relax. Fifth Element style...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-03 02:04:37.108207+00 by: meuon

And if two can fit in one tube, do we get a discount?