Some of the things you hear on the news you just hope are a joke gone flat. Like a few months ago when the head of Dublin-based Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, announced plans to sell “standing room” tickets on flights. These “seats” would be a discounted option for travelers, as low as £5 per ticket. However, as funny and bizarre as this may sound, it may not be too far from the truth with the release of a new seating design.
Yahoo! Travel reports that an Italian company called Avioninteriors has released plans and photos of what can simply be referred to as the “stand-up” seat. The seat is dense and very compact, like what you would find on a touring motor-scooter, with initial designs of the seat having three seats per row.
Yahoo! reports that the seat has been designed to accommodate requests of airlines to be able to lower ticket prices, while maintaining profitability. Because the seats are so small, they would decrease cabin space. Evidently, according to the development director of the “stand-up” seat, they are not only economical for airlines, but are comfortable and ergonomically sound for passengers.
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