Could This Be the Most Comfortable Economy Airplane Seat?
Lie-flat airplane seat may not be news for business class travelers, but there's a design out there that would bring this luxury into Premium Economy cabins. Formation Design's new proposal has business class and premium economy passengers flying in harmony—i.e. sharing the same space. Skift reports that this design is centered a variety of seat styles. To make the most of out of the available space, the business class suites are designed to stack inches above the lie-down seats. The passengers sitting in a lie-down design place their feet in a storage cubby of sorts when completely stretched out.
The proposal as a whole looks to change the way airplane cabins are laid out. The number of lie-down seats and suites included in each airplane is not fixed—in fact, it's completely customizable. One of Formation Design's biggest focus points is making the most of existing space, meaning there's no cabin alterations needed—i.e. no more getting rid of bathrooms!—to offer a more comfortable space.
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