It’s perhaps fair to say that traveling by plane has never been especially enjoyable for the average person. And the experience continues to worsen for many too; personal space on flights has gotten smaller over the years, while costs for the little extras have risen. Now, however, a daring new type of airplane seat may make time in the skies even more unpleasant.
Italian manufacturer Aviointeriors unveiled the provocative new seating concept at the 2018 Airliners Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. Emblazoned in bold yellow, the groundbreaking chairs are undeniably eye-catching.
Aviointeriors’ new seat model – named the SkyRider 2.0 – is not brand new; it’s a reworking of a design the company originally introduced in 2010. What’s more, people have flirted with the idea of having standing passengers for almost 20 years. Airbus first mooted the prospect in 2003, and the notion has attracted interest in the air industry ever since.