New aeroplane seat designs give sleepy travellers more room

June 23rd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 23 (ANI): Sleep while you fly - that’s the inspiration behind a new range of airplane seats designed by a British designer.

Emil Jacob believes while it isn’t possible to extend the horizontal space in a plane, going vertical might just do the trick for passengers.

The source of inspiration for Jacob, a financial data analyst who also runs Jacob-Innovations LLC, was his own experience trying to sleep in long flights.

“I got the idea for the new designs from my own lack of sleep on long flights,” quoted him as saying.

The novel designs involve elevating alternate rows of seats to give passengers more room to lean back in economy class, and the space to lie down in business class, in what Jacob sees as a move that will benefit both travellers and airlines.

He said: “Passengers and airlines will both win from using the new designs which make new space available on planes. Passengers will have more space in each of the various models and airlines will be able to offer better accommodations at better prices.”

Airbus’s communications manager, Mary Anne Greczyn, acknowledged the designer’s effort saying, ” This is the kind of out-of-the-box thinking Airbus really likes to encourage.” (ANI)

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