‘Standing Seats’ May Be The Future For Budget Airline Passengers, But Twitter Says, “Hell NO”!

Public modes of transport in India are always overcrowded. It is a common sight to see people standing in buses and even the metro because the seats are all occupied. But what if that started happening in aeroplanes too? If you think the idea is far-fetched, let us introduce you to the “Skyrider.”

An Italian company named Aviointeriors designed the Skyrider and showcased a prototype at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019. Essentially, they are vertical standing seats for budget airline passengers.

At 23 inches, they save space for the airline and cut costs for fliers. Gaetano Perugini, the engineering adviser told CNN Travel,

“The message is, we do not want to put thousands of people in the cabin, we want to offer a multi-class configuration, which is nowadays impossible if you want to reach the maximum load of passengers. So that means that in the same cabin, you will have standard economy, premium economy or business class and ultra-basic economy — which is an innovation for the airline and the passenger. This is the true reason for the Skyrider.”

BUT, netizens pointed out that they’d be extremely uncomfortable and such a one-size-fits-all design will not work for people with varying heights and weights.

Here are some of the reactions to the Skyrider and clearly Twitter is NOT impressed with the innovation. Take a look.

Air travel is all about comfort and luxury and if these seats become a norm that idea will cease to exist. What do you think about the “saddle seats”?