Best Economy-Class Innovations
Courtesy of Lufthansa Airlines
Economy-Class Innovation: Slimmed-down seats for extra legroom.
Trust German engineering—whether it’s BMW or Recaro, the aviation industry’s answer to a sports car. This seat manufacturer has just pioneered a simple-yet-brilliant upgrade to economy seating that creates more legroom. Lufthansa has embraced the design, purchasing 32,000 new seats across the fleet for $175 million. The seats themselves have been thinned down (without compromising comfort) and the magazine pouch shifted from knee height to behind the tray table. The result? Stretching your legs a few more inches without stretching your wallet.