Airbus Is Introducing Plane Seats That Are Shaped Like Sofas
Have you ever dreamed of getting on a plane, stowing your carry-on, and stretching out on a comfy sofa for a nice nap? That fantasy might soon be a reality, according to Airbus.
The plane manufacturer has just debuted a design that swaps the typical airplane seat for a slightly curved sofa version. The couch-style seating would allow passengers to lounge, put up their legs, and even nap lying down.
The concept design is meant to fit into business class cabins (sorry, economy passengers) and is actually between 30 and 50 percent lighter than standard business class seats. There’s a seat belt, a built-in TV screen, and plenty of room to stow your belongings.
Of course, the seat does have its drawbacks. Taller people might prefer business class seats that recline rather than this curved model, and the sofa-style seats have yet to be installed on any commercial vessels. Still, this may just be the comfiest way to fly we’ve seen in a while.