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New Airline Seats: Another Non-Story

Sep 17th, 2010 | By

You may have seen pictures and read about the new design of some airline seats. The Daily Mail and the Telegraph both carried stories about this strange seat where the pitch (the gap between the back of one seat and the back of the one in front) is just 23 inches. This is about 6 inches less than is available on most no-frills airlines. The seat is like a saddle and you perch on it with your legs pointing down as opposed to a normal sitting position. Called the SkyRider it is Italian designed (well here’s one Italian design disaster for a start) and the suggestion is that would enable no-frills airlines to pack even more passengers in.
It isn’t going to happen.