Want a little more legroom on your next flight? You could soon be travelling with totally straight limbs thanks to a stand-up airline seat.
Italian seat manufacturer Aviointeriors has revealed a design that could let passengers stretch their limbs by providing extra legroom without paying big-money prices for Business or First Class tickets.
The upright seats are similar to the versions already found on buses and trains in the UK, with the passenger almost vertical.
Unlike the seats on current public transport, the aircraft versions revealed at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 in Hamburg, have a safety harness, armrests and contoured base for stability and comfort.
The seats also have additional padding and a pole to attach them to the ceiling of the plane.
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Along with cutting the risk of bashed knees, the SkyRider 2.0 seats could also bring down the cost of air travel by allowing airlines to squeeze in more passengers by increasing the number of rows.
A spokesman for Aviointeriors said: “The design of this seat enables to increase the passenger number by 20% allowing increasing profits for airline companies.
“Furthermore, Sky Rider 2.0 weighs 50% less than standard economy class seats and the reduced number of components enable minimum maintenance costs.”
This is the second attempt at vertical seats by the firm, previously it released a version that was more akin to a horse riding saddle – a concept that failed to ‘take off’.
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