These SkyRider aeroplane seats scare me. I mean, they're built more like a saddle than a seat. Aeroplanes already aren't comfortable - do we really need to push the limit?
The SkyRider seats will be unveiled next week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas conference in Long Beach. It's intended to be seating for a new budget "class" (below Coach obviously) and airliners are supposedly interested. I hope it's not serious because the SkyRider seats only give 23 inches of leg room. Here's what the director behind the design group has to say about the Skyrider seats:
"For flights anywhere from one to possibly even up to three hours ... this would be comfortable seating," he says. "The seat ... is like a saddle. Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle."
OK dude, yeah. A cowboy can do that because a cowboy is badass. I am not that badass. I want some semblance of comfort on a flight. Take away my free blanket and pillow, nickel and dime me for luggage, and don't give me in-flight meals, fine, but don't make me saddle up for an aeroplane ride. Please. [USA Today via Pop Sci]