Cramped! SkyRider airline seats pack fliers into 23 inches of space

September 13, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Stop complaining about leg room, will ya? The manufacturer of Skyline seats says the following about the new product which sports all but 23 inches of space for you to ride/move/wiggle: “For flights anywhere from one to possibly even up to three hours… this would be comfortable seating. The seat … is like a saddle. Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle.” Come on, son! Are you for real?

The good news is that the FAA is not ready to act on approving this madness. It seem the agency is yet to hear anything about this “flying jail” concept!

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AvioInteriors' seats, which haven't been approved yet, are designed for shorter flights.
Think your seat in coach is cramped? Take a look at the SkyRider.

The new airplane seat, to be unveiled next week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas conference in Long Beach, would give passengers an experience akin to riding horseback.

They’d sit at an angle with no more than 23 inches between their perch and the seat in front of them — a design that could appeal to low-cost airlines that have floated the idea of offering passengers standing-room tickets on short flights.