Sardine Airlines

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

As if you needed one more reason to avoid commercial airline travel.

A new “saddle” seat, called the “SkyRider” will be unveiled at a conference this week, and is designed to increase the number of seats an airline can have in economy.

The seat — designed by Italian firm Aviointeriors Group, is shaped similar to a horse saddle, and pitches passengers at an angle, halfway between sitting and standing, and allows just a tiny 23 inches of legroom, about seven inches less than the average seat’s space of 30 inches.

The seat maker says the seat would allow discount budget airlines to cram even more passengers into their tight cabins.

Aviointeriors Group claims the seat is perfectly comfortable for flights anywhere from one to possibly even up to three hours.

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11 Responses to Sardine Airlines

  1. Rinaldo says:

    Tell me this one is actually a joke … please!!! A bit of Italian humor?

  2. R.J. says:

    I hate flying. Even if I were “skinny” my shoulders would never fit into those seats.

  3. Hendrik Moller says:

    Please, indeed, this MUST be a JOKE. Is it not April yet?

    We are ALL but cattle for the OBSCENE VULGAR RICH FUCKS in this world. Thats all it is. More sardines in a can the more money they make. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS BUT PROFIT ONLY, NOTHING ELSE!

  4. Greg says:

    Looks very uncomfortable, like something from the Spanish Inquisition.

  5. Big Hank says:

    The high radiation body scans were reason enough to not fly again but these seats are ridiculous.

    I’m 6’2″ and there’s no way I could fit my body into this contraption and I wouldn’t try. If this is the future of budget travel, I’ll drive in my comfortable car.

  6. DMason says:

    Maybe in Asia where people tend to be shorter and thinner but these seats would never work in the USA or Germany. We’re too tall and fat. Shoot, even when I fly Southwest I can’t wait to land and get out of those awful seats.

  7. Mets Fan says:

    So the idea is, first you join Weight Watchers, drop 10lbs., 20lbs., or more, then buy your ticket and get ready to basically stand up during your flight.

    No thanks.

  8. Chad Lebanon says:

    Unless I’m going to Hawaii or Europe, I stopped flying after 9/11.
    The experience is too chaotic and unpleasant now and I resent being treated like a criminal by TSA agents who like feeling me up.
    If they shrink the seat space to 23 inches, I will never fly again.

  9. fran says:

    Current seating is torture for me…., any less leg room & It would be unbearably uncomfortable.
    As it is now US airlines are hitting people up for the seats that have slightly more room.
    Would you like to pay more to have circulation in your legs during the flight?

  10. feminazi says:

    The picture of the cattle in the truck says it all. I flew Southwest a few years ago and my back hurt for days after we landed. The seats were too close and mine was apparently broken and wouldn’t recline. When we landed, I seriously debated taking the train home just to avoid another 3 hours in one of their planes.

  11. Mauigirl says:

    Really sad what the airlines are stooping to. I haven’t flown for over a year now and don’t miss it one bit. I used to love going places that were far away and needed a plane to get to; not any more.

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