Airbus' Extra Middle Seat Could Make Economy Class Even More Cramped
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.