Remember the supposed idea about a standing-room only section of airplanes? That’s not going to happen. But a design firm has gone a step more comfortable than that by taking a page out of the train playbook and creating an airplane seating layout with seats that face each other.
We’re never actually going to see this, but coach seating is one area that hasn’t seen much in the way of innovation since, oh, ever (the sliding seats that sort of cradle forward instead of reclining are a positive move once those are introduced). I expect we’ll see some innovation in coach seats in the next 5 years or so, given the wackier ideas that are now being thrown around.