Flying Might Be Much Cheaper. However, That Will Mean Some Changes in the Seat Design

    Flying Might Be Much Cheaper. However, That Will Mean Some Changes in the Seat Design

    Flying Might Be Much Cheaper. However, That Will Mean Some Changes in the Seat Design
    6:25 PM EST, March 6, 2021

    Planes are by far the fastest means of communication enabling us to cover the distance of a few thousand miles within a couple of hours. You can easily get from one place of the world to anywhere else within a day. Still, it has got one huge disadvantage – it is not cheap.

    Although it is quite common to find some bargains, it is still a matter of a few hundred dollars at least


    To address the issue, Aviointeriors, an Italian company manufacturing plane seats has come up with an idea how the plane tickets can be cheaper. It turns out that the key thing is the change of seats. Unfortunately, that means that passengers will have to remain almost standing during the entire flight.

    The new model of seats, called Skyrider 2.0, was shown during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg in April 2020. according to the representatives of the manufacturer, the comfortable seat and backrest make it possible to maintain a more vertical position of the passenger.

    Consequently, planes will be able to carry many more passengers which will allow the airlines to reduce the prices of tickets


    In spite of the larger number of seats, the amount of legroom would remain the same, still leaving some space for hand luggage. Aviointeriors believes that with the new seats the number of passengers aboard will increase by 20%. Not only will the seats occupy less space, but they are also 50% lighter than the standard ones in economy class.

    That will definitely enable airlines to slash fuel and maintenance costs. Although the rationale behind it was to reduce plane tickets prices, the comfort of travelling will definitely suffer. No wonder then that many Internet users compare the seats to roller coasters.

    In spite of some negative feedback at first, the first fifteen minutes were reported to be quite bearable thanks to the structure and design of the seat, so short flights would not be that uncomfortable

    According to a representative of Aviointeriors, Skyrider 2.0 is still just a concept, and even if it is ever introduced, it will not be used for flights longer than 90 minutes. Their experts are still working on a version suitable for the elderly and children.

    Some airlines are reported to be interested in the seats. Still, the question is whether passengers will be willing to pay less for travelling on seats like these?

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