In what is probably the worst idea to ever effect for air travel since it first become available, a new airline seat design is now being filed for patent by Zodiac Seats France.
The new “brilliant” design suggest changing the seating pattern to a hexagonal figure which would place air travelers in economy class not only very close together but also face to face. And while being seated very close to someone can be annoying , having to look at the other person for hours would actually bring customers to the end of their sanity.
The basic principle was noble enough, but like most other concepts, it had too little concern for the customer and too much for financials. The design is supposed to help improve the arm space and increase cabin density.
While arm rest space is something that many air travelers have complained about while flying economy class, the price for fixing this problem is a little too high. Not many customers whould be able to enjoy their arm space while having to look at another person the hole time.
Thankfully the seat arrangement is not likely to catch on, at least at first, as many companies have plans to copy the embedded monitor system which works so well for Virgin Airlines.
The monitors can be placed safely only inside the seat in front of you, so rendering that option unfeasible now that so many customers want better quality entertainment would be quite a blunder.
This whole situation is quite familiar nonetheless, with airline companies doing everything they can to fit as many people as possible in a plane for many years now.
But at some point customers will always get fed up with these space shrinking practices, and will opt to pay more money for a ticket with a company that has a more spacious design of its economy class seat arrangement.
Reputation and user reviews are a big part of the decision making process involved in choosing which airline to fly with. Such reviews become especially relevant when people buy their tickets online using dedicated websites.
Even non-regular customers will sometimes choose to pay a little extra in order to fly with a company whose reviews are better, and since websites offer a whole range of airlines which can be organized by flight price and user reviews then the company that would choose the new hexagon shaped arrangement will take a great risk.
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