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New stand-up plane seats labelled "torture chamber"
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https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/new...69221.html



A new “stand-up” plane seat had a mixed reception at this year’s Paris Air Show.

The latest iteration of the the Skyrider 3.0 seat, designed by Italian firm Avio Interiors, was on show at the event. It was officially unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg in April.

The new Skyrider “saddle” seat is more upright than a standard plane seat. Rather than sit down, passengers sort of "perch" on it with their legs draped down as if they were riding a horse.

The seat has a pitch – the space between one seat and the seat in front – of just 23 inches. Most traditional plane seat pitches in economy are around 30 inches. The 23 inch pitch is of “acceptable comfort for the passenger”, said Avio Interiors.

However, visitors to the Paris Air Show weren’t convinced. Andreas Spaeth, a Germany-based aviation journalist, said the seat was a “no go” for more than 10 minutes.



I love how the manufacturer claims that the goal is to "give passengers another option", and not to "cram more passengers in" (from the video). They say that with all the believability of a two-year-old kid with cookie crumbs and chocolate stains around his lips, who told his mum that he didn't just take a cookie from the cookie jar -_- .

I just hope this isn't implemented widely, to the point where it causes prices for actual seats to skyrocket...
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"Give passengers another option" "Would you like to be hit by a 14 or 16 wheeler semi?"

Also I do not think those chairs torture devices would allow passengers to properly brace for a rough emergency landing.

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Disgusting, I never wanna see this!!
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That looks really uncomfortable, not sure if this is a prank.
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Right I heard about these. Why tho? So bad and uncomfortable. And the fact that these exist (even though they aren't on the market) disgusts me. xP

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I suspect that, if these do get used, they'll be on flights between cities in the developing world, where they'll want to keep ticket prices as low as possible, to make them affordable to the poorer people there. In order to compensate for the price cut, they'll want to have as many people on board as possible, which I guess would mean using these seats.

In the developed world, I would hope that consumer pressure would be strong enough to keep these things off the airlines here - but, I don't know :-/ ...
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(06-22-2019, 01:51 PM)Kyng Wrote: I suspect that, if these do get used, they'll be on flights between cities in the developing world, where they'll want to keep ticket prices as low as possible, to make them affordable to the poorer people there. In order to compensate for the price cut, they'll want to have as many people on board as possible, which I guess would mean using these seats.

In the developed world, I would hope that consumer pressure would be strong enough to keep these things off the airlines here - but, I don't know :-/ ...

Don't fool your self, I have a strong feeling that western Air lines will gobble this up to fit more seats in, while developing nations will continue to just be lax on keeping their planes air worthy (assuming its not an international flight to a country with strict regulations).

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More airplane torture! So food ain't enough anymore, eh? ;)
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Ha, not designed to cram more people in? Sure. Next they'll hire those guys from Tokyo train stations.

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(06-23-2019, 02:04 AM)MegaphoneStallone Wrote: Ha, not designed to cram more people in? Sure. Next they'll hire those guys from Tokyo train stations.

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Is it bad that I actually wouldn't put that past some airline companies :facepalm: ?

Seriously, they'll just advertise it as "giving passengers an extra option" for "ultra-low-cost air flight", with "no need to collect hold luggage from the carousel upon arrival"...
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