Flying in the economy has always been an unpleasant experience but this new seat design could revolutionize air travel by allowing all passengers to lie down.
US-based startup Zephyr Aerospace has unveiled the design of a new airline seat and bed combination for economy class. called zephyr seat, this lie-flat accommodation is able to retrofit existing commercial aircrafts — both Boeing and Airbus — while complying with social distancing measurements for airlines.
Designer Jeffrey O’Neil’s creation, known as the Zephyr Seat, could one day allow passengers in the economy to lie flat, thanks to its double-decker-style seating arrangement. This means two people will share a row, one on top of the other, similar to a bunk bed setup.
The design would let all passengers lie flat in economy
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“We believe that new types of travelers will require privacy or will want to pay extra for that as much as they would pay for the ability to sleep,” O’Neill shared with CNN Travel.
According to O’Neill, his seating will require a two-four-two configuration, which he claims will allow most airlines to maintain their passenger numbers without sacrificing passenger comfort.