Jacob Innovations has devised a conceptual airline seat that gives every flier a better chance of a good sleep on a long haul flight
In economy class, fliers can recline further by sliding their legs under the raised seat ahead
Business travelers can take advantage of mezzanine-style seating/sleeping arrangement
Business class using the Flex-Seat can add another 50 percent of fliers
Space utilization with the cabin is the key to more comfort
Two of the Flex-Seat options
Economy class seating
Storage is at ground level
Over and under to make the most of the available space
Could we see a layout like this on an airplane soon?
Apart from adding tiny LCD screens to the headrests in airplanes, not much has changed in seating comfort in the airline industry for many years, though a couple of ideas have appeared but are yet to bear fruit. Now, with the advent of A380s and the retention of bulk people carriers like 747s, long haul flight prices might have dropped but they’re still tortuous for ‘cattle class’ fliers subjected to endless hours of boredom and contortionist-like sleeping conditions. But Jacob Innovations has developed the conceptual Flex-Seat, which can be configured in a number of ways to make the most of the vertical space often wasted inside airline cabins and putting the possibility of a good night’s sleep (or rest) within reach of most fliers.
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