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Jordi Lippe-McGraw
June 02, 2016

Just when you thought economy seating couldn't get any worse, Airbus is proposing to add another seat to each row of its A380 jumbo jets—making the rows 11 seats across instead of 10, and a total of five middle seats. 

The new three-five-three configuration was discussed at the ILABerlin Air Show this week as a way to bring in an additional $32 million in revenue. Though this seems like a potential nightmare, the company swears that the seat width will remain the same. Instead, alterations to the crew areas could create more space for passenger seats.

If the design is implemented, it could affect more than 170 planes operated by 13 different airlines—including some of the best—like Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, and British Airways.

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