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Airbus Seeking Patent For Bicycle Seats Because Flying Isnít Uncomfortable Enough Already
The Consumerist ^ | 14 July 2014 | Mary Beth Quirk

Posted on 07/14/2014 6:21:39 PM PDT by Lorianne

While you’re 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.


(Excerpt) Read more at consumerist.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: airbus; aircycle; airtravel; bicycleseats; dolts; futureofairtravel
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Why not just make them stationary bikes to power the plane?
1 posted on 07/14/2014 6:21:39 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Why bother with the seat? Frances is after all the gayest nation on Earth.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 6:26:42 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Lorianne

Don’t give them any ideas.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 6:27:52 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Lorianne

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.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 6:28:31 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Sounds like a Southpark episode.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 6:28:55 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Lorianne

Boy thats an incentive to stop flying


6 posted on 07/14/2014 6:29:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sequoyah101

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.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 6:30:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lorianne

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.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 6:33:41 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Lorianne

They’ll charge extra for it.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 6:35:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Lorianne

No bloody way.

What will they do to business or first? Stools? Throw peanuts and water?


10 posted on 07/14/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Lorianne

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.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 6:43:44 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: WhiskeyX

>>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.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 6:45:55 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: rabidralph
>Sounds like a Southpark episode. The G-rated version:

13 posted on 07/14/2014 6:53:46 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Lorianne

They could simply stack people on pallets for even more revenue.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 6:56:37 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Lorianne
The airline's earlier patent:


15 posted on 07/14/2014 7:02:33 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Lorianne

thank god i haven’t flown since 2001.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 7:02:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Lorianne
Time to dust off some transport layouts from the 17 and 1800s.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 7:02:45 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Lorianne

so there will be no seat cushion to capture the farts of the folks ahead of you.

sweeeeeet.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 7:03:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Lorianne

they don’t show how the tray tables will come down from the person’s back.


19 posted on 07/14/2014 7:04:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Lorianne

Take the restrooms out and put um on porta-potty seats, so they can add more seats, more ticket sales.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 7:05:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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