Skip to comments.Airbus Seeking Patent For Bicycle Seats Because Flying Isnít Uncomfortable Enough Already
Posted on 07/14/2014 6:21:39 PM PDT by Lorianne
While youre fighting for territory on the arm rest and suffering the kicks, nudges and otherwise annoying seat disturbances that come with flying commercial airlines, just think it could be worse. How much worse? Like perching on a bicycle seat worse.
Airbus submitted a patent in Europe for the seats, with have small backrests but no tray tables or headrest, reports the Los Angeles Times. And legroom? Keep dreaming.
The pared down design is an attempt to cut down on bulk, which in turn allows for more sardined passengers and ostensibly, more money.
In effect, to increase the number of cabin seats, the space allotted to each passenger must be reduced, the patent application states.
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Why bother with the seat? Frances is after all the gayest nation on Earth.
Don’t give them any ideas.
Why not just a post up your butt and then you can stick the passengers in the floor like a pin cushion? Less passenger space and seats = more freight space.
I ought to patent that.
Sounds like a Southpark episode.
Boy thats an incentive to stop flying
On the plus side when your neighbor pukes it will just flow straight down to the floor and then to the back of the plane.
Bicycle seats are implicated in a five-fold increase of prostate cancer in men. This promises a windfall for the attorneys seeking damages in the future for these airline passengers using the prostate cancer inducing seating.
They’ll charge extra for it.
No bloody way.
What will they do to business or first? Stools? Throw peanuts and water?
Does anyone need to go anyplace bad enough to fly like that?
Why not just build honeycombs in the plane, sedate the passengers for the flight, and then drag them out onto the tarmac to wake up afterward. Then hose out the honeycomb and load in the next cargo of meatbags.
>>Bicycle seats are implicated in a five-fold increase of prostate cancer in men.
No one cares about prostate cancer because women can’t get it. Now, be a good sheep and buy some pink crap or Komen will claim that you hate your mother and wish she was dead.
They could simply stack people on pallets for even more revenue.
thank god i haven’t flown since 2001.
so there will be no seat cushion to capture the farts of the folks ahead of you.
they don’t show how the tray tables will come down from the person’s back.
Take the restrooms out and put um on porta-potty seats, so they can add more seats, more ticket sales.
That looks pretty inefficient. Looks like they could get a lot more in if they put them on their sides rather than their backs.
put them in coffin-sized compartments and load them up
Makes Soviet Aeroflot look good
The Chinese were talking about stand-up “seats” a year ago so they could more than double the passenger capacity. Just think. Two of these things collide and 2400 passengers die.
I read today that Boeing is working on putting 200 passengers into a 737 by moving the rows closer together. They are also going to have to put in an extra exit door.
* guffaw *
I’ve said for some time now that the US airline industry seems to be hellbent to achieve a level of “service” pitched somewhere between 1975 Aeroflot and a Mumbai jitney.
It it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going!
More legroom there than in the last Delta flight I was on.
I can’t imagine any airline actually being able to get people to buy tickets for those. Also, they look like they would have major safety issues—no crash survivability, no flotation cushion under the seat.
I’m guessing whoever designed that has never had the experience of flying. It’s hard enough to get comfortable as it is.
My experience is that the heaviest loads you can put as a load on a structure, any structure, is wall to wall people standing up.
Any existing aircraft so loaded could never take off.
To wit :
I am sorry I couldn't find the famous photo of the flattened bridge.
Not efficient enough.
Suggest containers where passengers are stacked like cordwood. The containers are a passenger comfort factor. Spreads the load and keeps the total crush to a “reasonable” level.
I read the other day that a new study found that bicycle seats increase the risk of prostate cancer in men. If true, “frequent flyers” will be dropping from the skies like flies.
This is worst than wooden benches with ropes for seat belts
They need to install pedals so the passengers can power the electronic avionic.
Call it Liberal Air Lines... LAL
Psst....Boeing if Airbus does that, have La-Z-Boy make your seats...:-)
Most people shop for airline tickets based on price, and price alone. They’ll complain, especially online, about comfort but the next flight they take they get on Expedia or some site and shop with only one criteria: price. Then they continue to blame airlines for adapting to the way consumers buy.
Airlines run pack people in as tight as they can because we’ve trained them to do it. I like a more comfortable experience and I suck it up and spring for first class, or business class. If more people were willing to pay more for comfort they’d provide it.
If I wanted to get a sore ass - I’d race in the Tour De France ...
Can you imagine turbulence?
I don’t see any fat people in those drawings!
I read today that Boeing is working on putting 200 passengers into a 737
You ever had a “local” flight on an asian airline?
When I go out to eat, I have a choice not only between a convenience store hot dog or a $100 steak, but lots of selections in between.
I would go back to flying (have not flown since 2006) if I could pay 25% more than sardine class, and get 25% more comfort.
Where else can you get to be treated like a terrorist by the TSA, a herded sheep by the airline and pay an exorbitant price for the privilege. I won’t fly, period.
That was my thought as well...
And, at the end of the flight, you’d be reimbursed a portion of the fuel charge based on your particular “output”.
Airlines have been doing business class for years, but not enough people will pay more for it. A shopping tool that let consumers sort on other factors like legroom, comfort and convenience would help. Airlines will respond to what sells. But as long as people make their purchase based on nothing but lowest price then that’s how airlines have to manage their product.