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This New Airplane Seat Design Allows Economy Class Passengers To Lie Down
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Design, Travel2 years ago

This New Airplane Seat Design Allows Economy Class Passengers To Lie Down

How many times have you felt your back hurt after a long plane ride? Or have you ever planned to have a nice quality nap while flying but couldn’t fall asleep because those plane seats are so damn uncomfortable? I know I have. Many times.

Luckily, there’s a US-based startup called Zephyr Aerospace, aiming to make plane rides more enjoyable for every single economy class traveler. Basically, Zephyr is a new airplane seat that allows passengers lie down while flying.

How cool is that?

Image credits: Zephyr Aerospace

“Most airline seats haven’t changed since the 1970’s. 99% of all Economy Class seats are fixed upright and impossible to sleep in. They force unnatural postures over long periods of time and can damage health,” Zephyr Aerospace states on their website.

Image credits: Zephyr Aerospace

“Airlines try to justify higher fares by bundling perks like in-flight meals, lounge access and extra baggage allowance. In a study we conducted, 70% of travelers would trade these perks for the sole ability to lie-flat and sleep,” says the Zephyr Aerospace team.

Image credits: Zephyr Aerospace

Apparently, Zephyr offers Economy Class travelers the comfort and privacy of an individual cabin. “Our design allows passengers the gift of multi-functional usage—to lie completely flat, lounge or sit upright with their legs fully extended,” says the team.

Image credits: Zephyr Aerospace

I have to admit, this looks really comfortable…

Image credits: Zephyr Aerospace

It also allows social distancing

Image credits: Zephyr Aerospace

“Airlines will be able to choose from upgrades like memory foam seats, black-out curtains, OLED displays, and other optional amenities,” claims the company.

Image credits: Zephyr Aerospace

Image credits: Zephyr Aerospace

Here’s what people on the internet are saying about these seats

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Jace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Economy pricing? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 😆😆😆😂😂😂

Pusfarm
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep! The airlines will find any way they can to squeeze more money out of their passengers. "What, you want to use the stairs to get to the 2nd level? That will be $25!" Plus an extra fee to get 2nd level beverage service. The guy with the laptop is not using a tray table, probably because that's extra, too.

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Martha Meyer
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those take up about 2 to 3 times more space than one regular economy seats. So they will be priced the same as 2 or 3 of today's regular economy seats.

Tabitha L
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think that is the point of them being double decker. So instead of being two seats side-by-side, it is two seats on top of each other.

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Bertha Garcia
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They’re just gonna put more seats there and make lying down a first class choice

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Jace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Economy pricing? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 😆😆😆😂😂😂

Pusfarm
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep! The airlines will find any way they can to squeeze more money out of their passengers. "What, you want to use the stairs to get to the 2nd level? That will be $25!" Plus an extra fee to get 2nd level beverage service. The guy with the laptop is not using a tray table, probably because that's extra, too.

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Martha Meyer
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those take up about 2 to 3 times more space than one regular economy seats. So they will be priced the same as 2 or 3 of today's regular economy seats.

Tabitha L
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think that is the point of them being double decker. So instead of being two seats side-by-side, it is two seats on top of each other.

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Bertha Garcia
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They’re just gonna put more seats there and make lying down a first class choice

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