Maybe I’ll Just Drive

Flying can be a stressful event for people.  Other than the chance of you dying in a fiery ball of death in the sky, you’ve got to deal with suspicious pricing, TSA bullshit, annoying baggage policies, and other irritating things.  If a new patent comes to fruition on airplanes, things might get a little hairier.  Zodiac Seats France created the seating arrangement shown above, where the hexagonal design fits more people on the plane, while giving passengers more shoulder and arm space.  I do like the idea of the latter, but now you have to deal with the possibility of making weird eye contact with randos on the plane.  There’s also the possibility of this freakish configuration, which makes me sweat in terror just thinking about it.  Fortunately, it’s in the early stages of development and may never become a real thing.  But if it does pass muster, I’ll be wearing these bad boys on my next flight.

Via Wired

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11 Responses to Maybe I’ll Just Drive

  1. Sota says:

    Nope. This is going to make it so hard for me to avoid gettting stuck in a conversation with the old lady next to me that wants to discuss where her grandkids live and how she winters in Boca every year. Nope.

    Looks like I will be purchasing an Ostrich pillow afterall. No one is going to try to talk to the wierdo wearing this:

  2. artdorkgirl says:

    I’ve been on a plane in business class (because I’m fancy!) and each of us had our own cubbies that faced opposite ways. I liked it, because no one had to climb over me to use the bathroom. On the downside, once I had to take my headphones out, the other person and I just made awkward glances at each other. So, ok?

  3. I can’t imagine how awful this would be if the seats reclined. It’s so awkward I already have anxiety thinking about it.

  4. gnidrah says:

    Whatever you do, don’t pay the extortionate baggage charges: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-33492512

    • hotspur says:

      He’s lucky to be alive?? It is like a 45-minute flight. I feel like some crucial detail has been omitted, e.g., “In addition to the six T-shirts, he was also on six kinds of methamphetamine.”

      • martinmegz says:

        It sounds like a publicity stunt to me, but I still back your instinct that drugs were involved.

      • gnidrah says:

        Yeah I’ll be honest, even I couldn’t work out how he was apparently so close to death’s door (which is why I thought it was OK to laugh… it *was* OK to laugh, wasn’t it?!)

  5. Casey says:

    I’m all for this seating arrangement, provided that it is instituted along with some kind of mandatory sedation for all passengers, which we are probably all overdue for anyway.

  6. martinmegz says:

    I do not want to sit facing strangers! Nor do I want to fly backwards! But soon I’ll be flying myself around because I bought a flying lesson for my birthday and I think one lesson should be enough to master it, just as I have done with Krav Maga!

    • hotspur says:

      You’ll be good at everything except emergencies! And turning! And landing. And barrel rolls.

  7. flanny says:

    Let’s figure out a way to get everyone ON BOARD the fucking plane in a timely manner before we start switching the seating arrangements, okay. (I was just on two planes yesterday and why is boarding such a nightmare? Not an exaggeration! [Exaggeration])

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