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Old 07-09-15, 10:51 AM
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Airlines have a problem: They want to put even more people on planes, but there's a limit to just how small a row of seats can be.

As aircraft manufacturers work to push that limit, a patent application from supplier Zodiac Seats France reveals a new design that may go too far.

The "Hexagon" design would have seats that face both forward and backward. Not only would the middle seat wedge you between two strangers, it would also make it so that you might even have to make eye contact with them at various times during the flight.

The seat design aims "to increase cabin density while also creating seat units that increase the space available at the shoulder and arm area," according to the patent application

"There is a desire to increase the number of seats within a given space to optimize the number of passengers being transported at any given time," it continues. "By increasing the number of seats in the space, the amount of space available for each passenger is diminished."

Luckily for passengers, a patent does not necessarily translate to real life. Airbus said its patent for standing seats, for example, is just a concept.

But airlines are interested in fitting more passengers on each plane. That's why Airbus revealed a configuration with 11 seats per row for long-haul flights earlier this year. If airlines want them, aircraft manufacturers will figure out how to provide even more seats.





http://mashable.com/2015/07/09/backward-airplane-seats/
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as long as they put all the pretty women next to me
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Alternate-facing seats are already commonplace in First and Business class.

United:



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Doesn't surprise me that someone is considering something similar for Coach. Obviously there's some convenience given up in this setup due to all seats not having aisle access, and the lack of visual dividers.
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as long as they put all the pretty women next to me
riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight......I've been commuting back and forth between Denver and Houston for over 6 mos now....never had ANY pretty woman sit next to me...90% of the time it's a big fat overweight american invading my space
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this would be awful. People are the worst.
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If there are barriers so I don't have to look at anyone, I'd actually see it as a benefit...
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as long as they put all the pretty women next to me
Haha seriously!
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If there are barriers so I don't have to look at anyone, I'd actually see it as a benefit...
we're not talking about business class seating as Geko posted....this is COACH......

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I get that, but if there is some blind I can pull up and have a mini pod even with the limited leg space, I'd be for it. Otherwise, it'd be a perv's dream to have leg access to some sleeping folks
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I think Southwest still offers facing three-abreast seating in the first two rows. Gets kinda familiar sitting across from a pretty young lady if you're long-legged like me . . .
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what an awful idea. would put you closer to other passenger's feet too.

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haha....and what happens if you recline your seat? dude's face would be like 6 inches from you.
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Originally Posted by 4TehNguyen View Post
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Originally Posted by bagwell View Post
riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.....never had ANY pretty woman sit next to me...90% of the time it's a big fat overweight american invading my space
bagwell's scenario happens to us. In the sardine seats you get grandma that smells like medicated arthritis rub. OR the heavy smoker who before the flight sucked down a couple packs to get a fix or the alcohol variant.

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what an awful idea. would put you closer to other passenger's feet too.
Yeah...imagine an international flight having to get that aroma. Yuck...

On certain flights we'll take the back end taper where the seats are configured 2-4-2.
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Today's flight....

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Standing seats make way more sense than that. At least you get to feel like you're riding a roller coaster.
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