Economy class, it’s the premium option to being in the cargo hold, where the crazy Texans go. It’s not always pleasant, it’s not always comfortable but it’s what most of us fly to get to our destinations cheaply. The fact is unless you have points, loads of money or you’re not paying for your own ticket up the back is where we go. But what if it didn’t have to be so painful?
Much like many things that Italy are known for like pizza, pasta and coronavirus the country also has a booming design industry. One of their many design manufacturers, Aviointeriors has created a new economy class concept to make the economy class more business-like. The new design has featured the middle seat being backwards, facing the other two people in the row behind and privacy screens separating the seats. Now, this idea sounds great, more privacy in economy and less interaction or does it?
The list of problems start with the seating agreement, personally I’m used to sitting backwards on trains and in cabs but they aren’t moving at 800km/h through the sky. The whole concept of facing backwards is beyond me. There as also other problems, the window seat person needing the bathroom would have to awkwardly get out of the row, inflight meals would be awkward to hand out and evacuation procedures may be slower. In my opinion, it sounds like an awful idea, what do you think?
A proposed new seating arrangement image credit