These SkyRider Airplane seats scare me. I mean, they're built more like a saddle than a seat. Airplanes 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 cause 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."
Okay 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 airplane ride. Please. [USA Today via Pop Sci]