In aircraft sector it is very important to fill all the cabin space in order to get an optimum use of it, so it is not surprising that someone came up with a new idea for transportation: if you can use only one plane to get as many passengers as possible from one country to another, why not?
Airbus has presented the patent for a very particular way to stack passengers on the cabin as it is shown in the article. They haven’t confirmed anything yet, but they have already signed the patent of the idea, which would imply a second row of passengers above the actual one replacing the overhead lockers. This new model would affect the economy of every air company that uses it, reducing costs and being able to offer cheaper flights.
We can see a clear objective with this patent of optimizing the space and each flight, filling the entire plane with a 30% more of passengers (according to their previous studies), but have they considered the consumer comfort? According to them it would increase, but looking at the pictures I can’t imagine how.
What do you think about this new idea? Would you prefer to have a reduction in price in a long-distance flight in exchange of having someone sitting just above you?
By: Anna Garcia Minguell
Reference article: N. Bogart, 7th October 2015, globalnews.ca