Passengers face-to-face in new airline seating plan23 September 2009
Design Q, a British design firm, has proposed a radical change in the manner in which you sit inside an aircraft.
The company has come up with an innovative, high-density configuration for new sideways seating on airplanes to cut airlines’ costs by maximising the number of passengers on board.
If the new design is implemented by cash-strapped airlines, you will see a row of seats facing inward (with your backs to the windows) on each side of the plane and two rows running back-to-back all along the middle of the aircraft. This will be for flights of one hour duration or less.
Military aircraft carrying soldiers already have such a seating arrangement.