Airbus's New Seat is a Potential Gamechanger
MOST LIKELY SCENARIO: Both seats next to you are taken by someone between 18-60 years old and of average size. While you're not extremely comfortable, you've got enough space that you can make it through the flight without complaining relatively too much and wanting to curse someone out
DOOMSDAY SCENARIO: You're stuck either next to or near a crying baby or someone slightly too large for just one seat and you're uncomfortable the whole flight (we've all been there)
IDEAL WORLD: you're #blessed because one or more seats surrounding you is open and you feel like you're on top of the world (no pun intended) with endless amounts of space However, what if I said you'd be stuck in the most likely scenario every time you flew? Well, with Airbus's idea, you'll be sitting in that middle ground of comfort every time, whether you like it or not.
based on measurements taken in 1962, many fliers struggle to comfortably fit into airplane seats. Now Airbus has come up with a potential solution to this problem. Earlier this month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Airbus' Sven Taubert and Florian Schmidt for a "reconfigurable passenger bench seat."