Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?

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Will new standing-up airplane seat design take off?

Fed up with limited leg room onboard airline cabins? Italian seat manufacturer Aviointeriors has come up with a design that allows passengers to stretch their legs as much as they want when they travel without any extra cost. The catch? The seats are so far upright that they’ll be pretty much standing up. Unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 in Hamburg, the SkyRider 2.0 aims to help airlines squeeze in more passengers by allowing an “ultra-high density” and reducing the space between rows.

It’s a new and improved version of a design the manufacturer revealed in 2010 but failed to get off the ground. The original Skyrider, which was was not approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration, was designed in the style of a horse saddle. Aviointeriors compared the seating position to that of a horseback rider, pointing out that cowboys can sit on saddles for hours without feeling uncomfortable.

Reading Vocabulary

get off the ground – start or cause to start happening successfully


Question: What do you think about this idea? Would you fly on this type of plane to save money? How important is comfort to you?






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