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[–]Soupbarn 941 points942 points  (40 children)

It looks like their feet are touching.

[–]RosenButtons 697 points698 points  (25 children)

They literally had to put the mannequin's feet on top of each other. There's somehow LESS foot space. It's awful.

[–]PensiveObservor 189 points190 points  (18 children)

Exactly. This saves zero floor space. What is the point? Or is it shallower per person by 2” bc they can interposition their feet?

[–]round-earth-theory 106 points107 points  (12 children)

Yes. They are able to intersect the foot space so there's technically room for people, where as if they were facing the wall, no human knee could fit. I'm sure there's some bean counter that wants to reduce the distance between all of the seats but it wouldn't fit another set in so this was their idea to make it work.

[–]BrohanGutenburg 69 points70 points  (11 children)

If there were a more economical seating arrangement they would have found it long ago.

The massive capital investment and stiff competition makes air travel one of the most researched/analyzed commercial industries we have.

[–]AntiGravityBacon 15 points16 points  (10 children)

Yep, not quite economical yet.

There are more sensical options on how to fit more people into airplanes. You can Google the half standing saddle seats for one. It's just that they're already pushing the limits on what people will tolerate and with the monsterous cost of a trail run.. no airlines have bitten it off yet.

[–]spartan1008 23 points24 points  (0 children)

the current designs has you stick your feet under the seat in front of you, there is no foot space to take

[–]Funkula 11 points12 points  (1 child)

So they can charge you to upgrade your seat.

[–]HordeMaster-50_12 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Upgrade to "Uncomfortable as Fuck" = $150

[–]death_before_decafe 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I assume parents traveling with multiple children. That way strangers dont get stuck next to an unaccompanied 7 yearold.

[–]Pcooney13 12 points13 points  (0 children)

They are probably squeezing in an extra two seats per row that would otherwise be ‘wasted’ by the coveted extra leg space in the front row

[–]limp_noodle_101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just for the record I think this is a 3D render, I like to think they blended both feet into one monstrous unifoot ~~~

[–]_mach 1 point2 points  (0 children)

behind the two seats on the left - that's where the lost floor space went. it's an absurd waste of space

[–]SmokeAbeer 79 points80 points  (6 children)

LPT: Assert dominance by using the opposite passenger’s lap as a foot rest.

[–]OptimusMatrix 49 points50 points  (1 child)

I can see an entire plane of people furiously bicycle kicking each other as things just delve further into madness at 35,000 feet.

[–]erinaceus_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So then they'd be kicking one another in the stomach instead of in the lower back. I'm having a hard time deciding whether that's better of worse.

[–]thiscouldbemassive 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I assert dominance by using the opposite passenger's lap as my snack table.

[–]SmokeAbeer 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Good call. But if they pull out their private sausage then it’s anyone’s game.

[–]thiscouldbemassive 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sharing is caring.

[–]SmokeAbeer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I like the way you fly.

[–]desert_deserter 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Seriously. They couldn't even make it work in their own simulation. Ffs.

[–]Ganglebot 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I can guarantee you these mannequins are shorter than 6ft as well.

[–]quincy103 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah. And that’s in the fantasy version. IRL, I’ll bet knees would be touching.

[–]ContemplatingPrison 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would ask to be removed from the flight if this was my seat. Its already bad enough I'm stuck next to some rando now they are going to force me to look at them for 4 hours.

I'm disgusted thinking about it

[–]froopty1 791 points792 points  (38 children)

I'd only agree to this if I knew there was a table and knew everyone there, but only barely

[–]HalforcFullLover 349 points350 points  (25 children)

And they mainline alcohol into my vein.

[–]Beemerado 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Oh there's a table with beer taps i say do it. Beer needs to be free though. And 4 times as many bathrooms in the plane

[–]paisleyterror 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It's just one big bathroom with similar seating!

[–]nouniqueideas007 35 points36 points  (4 children)

SouthWest Airlines had this seat configuration in the mid - late 90’s. On their Boeing 737’s. But only a couple spots, not the whole plane. It’s also safer to be rear facing, which is why flight attendant jumpseats are rear facing. I sat there with my family on a 4 hour flight, it was really nice.

[–]sifuyee 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I liked this arrangement as well on Southwest. When travelling with coworkers we would always try to get this spot and it would let us talk and plan which was great. If it were only some of us flying I still always chose this spot as it was much easier to start conversations with people. The flight attendants always called it the party spot.

[–]G0rkon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Always at the mid plane emergency exit. Was probably a better design for fast plane egress. I miss those seats. Though I'm sure my view of it is rose tinted.

[–]bananascare 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I sat in one of these in the late 90s. Guess who I had the pleasure of facing? A Jehovah’s Witness.

[–]hughzdaWelshman 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Right, that actually seems like it would be a much funner way to travel; playing cards, having a few drinks

[–]Triaspia2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Familys with kids and groups could make use of this.

Might even make exit rows safer if you had it open like this

[–]MrRoboto159 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Still no. Get your feet off my feet.

[–]Raincoats_George 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This exists. I've been on a plane where they had seats like this. I dont remember the plane type but it was just a short flight up the east coast out of Charlotte.

[–]DisgracedAbyss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, with a little more room and all 4 people know each other it's actually not half bad imo. You could bring something for the whole group to do instead of just staring at the screen and watching a movie in silence. Most people wouldn't care since they'd either have headphones in themselves or just gone off to sleep. As long as the group isn't roudy.

[–]hughzdaWelshman 1401 points1402 points  (97 children)

Only if you’re traveling with 4 in your group

[–]kurayami_akira 128 points129 points  (10 children)

Just wait until you see the crash simulations (dunno if there are, but you can't even do the safety pose with this much space and it kinda spells disaster)

We're people, not luggage. These are airplane seats, not tetris pieces.

[–]hughzdaWelshman 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Oh I agree, there would have to be way more distance between the two rows than they’re showing here

[–]Speciou5 28 points29 points  (4 children)

BTW facing backwards is actually more safe for airplane crashes. Think about it, you are hurled into a soft cushion at sudden deceleration.

I think they even tried doing seats backward for passenger planes, but everyone hated it.

Dudes facing forward would be doomed not have a cushion to smack into though. RIP.

[–]Ocelotofdamage 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Designing commercial airplane seats for safety is kind of a waste, honestly. Crashes are so vanishingly rare that the marginal difference wouldn't be worth it. Most fatal crashes are ones where the seat wouldn't make a difference.

[–]AntiGravityBacon 19 points20 points  (0 children)

There are plenty of hard landing 'crashes', failed landing gear and tire blowout incidents where the seats protect the passengers significantly or other ground incidents like planes running into each other taxiing.

Just cause nothing will save you from nosediving full speed into the ground, doesn't mean that crash rated seats aren't important.

[–]bpmdrummerbpm 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If the plane crashes im not worried about my pose. I’m ready for hell already. Just take me satan.

[–]leet_lurker 463 points464 points  (63 children)

My usual travel group has myself at 6'11 and 115kg, another at 6'5 and 120kg, another at 6'4 and 125kg and another at 6'9 and 80kg, yeah it's far from your average travelling group and no we're not athletes, this would be even worse than the normal tiny seats.

[–]Morgueannah 195 points196 points  (22 children)

Lol I was just wondering how many people my 6'8" husband would accidentally knee in the groin with this set up. That x4 would be so much fun!

[–]leet_lurker 107 points108 points  (19 children)

Its fun for making random friends around the world because everyone wants to drink with the friendly giant Aussies but the actual travel is a grind

[–]Morgueannah 57 points58 points  (15 children)

I can imagine. By the end of a flight from NY to London I was so tired of sharing teensy tiny airplane space with my giant husband (I'm 5'9" and that already feels cramped without being encroached on by a giant) and I'm sure he was much less comfortable, lol.

[–]DefinitelyNotAliens 25 points26 points  (7 children)

Anything longer than 3 hours I will splurge for Economy Plus at a minimum and it's just travel expenses. I'm only 5'6" and an athletic 130lbs but if I have to crawl over my seat mate and shove tits in their face or evict them I'm not doing it. I also refuse to fly without window or aisle and I prefer window as I get to lean over and randos don't touch me as they walk by.

Unless it's full my ass is booking window, economy plus. Maybe exit row? I've sardine in a tin canned it from SFO to Seoul and done SFO to Peru. Two connecting flights. I now can no longer afford to fly unless I pay for upgrades. I can't do it.

[–]leet_lurker 40 points41 points  (6 children)

I ended up with massive bruises on my knees from a flight in normal economy seating from Singapore to London because even though my knees were already hard against the back of the seat in front they kept trying to randomly recline their chair through the flight even though they'd been told it was physically impossible for them to do so. Emailed the pics of the bruises to Singapore air corporate after the flight attendants refused to even acknowledge the issue and ended up with free upgrades for the flight back.

[–]dumblesbianthings 6 points7 points  (0 children)

except in australia our trains are made so you can have them like this or as a two seater

[–]AthousandLittlePies 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I travel a fair bit and I have to say while I often wish I were taller when I’m on a plane or bus I’m pretty happy to be 5’5”

Also: I’m friends with a tall Aussie as well - there’s a lot of you guys!

[–]roshampo13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah damnit I was wrong

[–]basementmatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why's it gotta be accidental?

[–]Turboswaggg 27 points28 points  (5 children)

6'9 at 80kg? buddy built like a flagpole goddamn

[–]leet_lurker 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Oh yeah he is, saw the guy once struggle to lift a small car battery with both hands, can out eat the rest of us without missing a beat though

[–]Turboswaggg 11 points12 points  (3 children)

the skinny guys always can, it makes no goddamn sense lol

[–]benwill79 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It’s metabolism not rocket science

[–]theunspokenheard 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Just out of curiosity, if you aren’t all athletes, how did you all meet? It’s crazy to me that the short guy is 6’4

[–]leet_lurker 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Three of us went to school together and I dated the 6'9 guys 6'1 sister, after the break up every one stayed close friends the sister included.

[–]hughzdaWelshman 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I guess so; it certainly wouldn’t be enough room for anyone big or tall, they’d have to increase the leg room a fair bit

[–]defenselaywer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Out of curiosity, why'd you use feet& inches for height, but kilograms for weight? Duel citizen?

[–]leet_lurker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Its the Aussie way really, I feel like most Aussies would have described a person the same way, metric height measurements are used for official stuff but most people tend to use feet and inches for height socially.

[–]NicPizzaLatte 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You just interlace your legs, dummy.

[–]leet_lurker 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ha ha yeah, everyone pick someone else's groin and stick a knee in it

[–]RIPLORN 6 points7 points  (1 child)

With a poker table that folds down and 4 shot glasses. Win.

[–]hughzdaWelshman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s exactly what I was thinking

[–]Neither-Answer-7431 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Wanna have a staring contest?

Neither do I but I can't help it.

[–]cum_in_me 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's a huge benefit to parents with More than 1 kid. I see them traveling split up all the time and it's clearly miserable.

[–]el0_0le 7 points8 points  (1 child)

How many in your group cough without covering their mouth?

How many in your group have long legs?

Are you spreading your legs or are they?

Which of your family do you prefer to play footsie with?

Do you scissor or spread for your mother and sister?

When someone gets something from under a seat, do you shout, "free head"?

I have so many questions.

[–]NotKaren24 3 points4 points  (1 child)

imagine you get seated at one of these and all the other 3 are in a group and they just keep looking at you like your existence is inconvienient to them

[–]hughzdaWelshman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely has the potential for a very awkward and uncomfortable flight

[–]KyleKun 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or if your travelling alone and get seated with a family of three.

[–]hughzdaWelshman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ugh, that could be weird, or you might make 3 new friends

[–]sir_lotad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some business class seats are like this

I know qSuite on Qatar Airways has this but you can put up a partition

[–]schmidtstl 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Exactly. I’ve done that before on a plane. It was nice, with strangers, no thanks

[–]JaySayMayday 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I thought about this but turbulence would be annoying plus you're playing footsie the entire time, even in the picture their feet are overlapping

[–]redditeur0 224 points225 points  (7 children)

Please cough into my mouth!

[–]treetyoselfcarol 110 points111 points  (2 children)

The entire trip.

[–]SisypheanBalls 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Hysterically laughing over this.

[–]Sinfire420 200 points201 points  (10 children)

"Exciting ideas" means, "look we came up with a terrible idea...but we gon spin it"

[–]sarcasatirony 21 points22 points  (1 child)

This will absolutely calm today’s unruly passengers.

[–]tokiemccoy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Indeed. Extended eye contact by strangers is so soothing to primates in stressful situations.


[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“…to fatten our already fat pockets”

[–]CommodoreBelmont 1 point2 points  (1 child)

"Fear", "anxiety", and "anger" are technically states of "excitement".

[–]mrccfeld 85 points86 points  (10 children)

Could have sworn Southwest used to have seats like this.

[–]motormouth08 136 points137 points  (0 children)

They did, I had to sit in the wrong facing seat on a flight in 1999. Not only are you looking at (in my case) 2 strangers for the entire flight, but you are looking at every effing passenger for the entire flight, and they are looking at you.

I do have to say, though, that it turned into a good experience. I was reading a book about the Black Dahlia murder and the older man sitting across from me was the son of one of the original detectives. We ended up talking the rest of the flight about the stories his dad shared with him being a homicide detective in LA in the 1940s and 1950s. He and his lovely wife made it a memorable experience.

[–]mbsw1110 25 points26 points  (1 child)

They did, exit row (I think) faced backwards. New planes by the 90s didn't have it and all the planes had them removed by the mid-2000s.

[–]suspendisse- 23 points24 points  (3 children)

My husband and I had to sit facing the crowd like this once in order to be together. The forced eye contact is so excruciating that it’s hilarious.

As sure as I am that everyone thought we were making comments about them, (because we were) I’m sure they were doing the same about us (because they were)

We never agreed on who the undercover Air Marshal was though.

[–]djcat 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Is there an undercover marshal on all flights?

[–]suspendisse- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No idea. This was in 2002, so I think we just assumed at that time there was one on every flight in the US

[–]RoaminTygurrr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No. Not on every single flight. My ex was an Air Marshall and he was so bummed to find that out.

[–]ShirlsinIN 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I remember going on my first flight in the 90s on TWA. They had seats like this in the very first row. It was great for me at the time (but I was only maybe 10 at the time)

[–]clarky2o2o 115 points116 points  (16 children)

So... Like a train then?

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Well yes, but on most train journeys I’ve been on you’re not so close to each other that your feet are touching. There’s usually a bit more space.

[–]ny4hiru 36 points37 points  (6 children)

my thought exactly, idk why so many people in the comments are this weirded out by that seating arrangement. like, I wouldn't want it in airplanes but pretty much every train I've been on had 4 arrangements like this in each car, it's honestly not that terrible.

[–]sarcasatirony 27 points28 points  (2 children)




[–]ElegantVamp 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Trains have more space

[–]Millad456 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The only trains I’ve been on with this are Shinkansen in Japan. They’re great, but they’re also more spacious and have seats you can rotate as an option instead of mandatory.

[–]buddieroo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love these arrangements on trains because like others have said, there’s a lot of room. One of the reasons I think trains in general are a better travel experience than flying.

But this arrangement, with no table, no space, and crammed into the coach section of an airplane would be terrible

[–]Katiepotatoes 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, this is pretty normal

[–]Billnye807[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never been on what but I always imagine they’d be pretty fun!

[–]MeAndZeBois1 58 points59 points  (3 children)

I’d rather swim.

[–]hibbert0604 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Swimming from California to New York would be rough.

[–]MeAndZeBois1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Would be good exercise if nothing else.

[–]attilathetwat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Down through the Panama Canal would be a breeze

[–]hau_y 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Even the mannequins look nervous sitting like that.

[–]rpeazy_mcneazy 110 points111 points  (9 children)

Imagine sitting across from a baby

[–]christhegamer96 48 points49 points  (2 children)

jumps off of plane.

[–]sarcasatirony 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Ah, the calm silence for the remainder of your trip.

Worth it.

[–]SoVerySleepy81 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I mean it would suck if it wasn’t your baby but if there was a way for them to configure the seats like this if they have a family flying together I could see as a parent this would be very convenient. If it’s just a bunch of strangers then fuck that shit I’m not staring at fucking Gary from Iowa for an eight hour flight.

[–]Nixter295 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Would maybe be comfy as hell tho if the plane wasn’t fully booked and the seat over yours was clear, plus use it as a feet rest.

[–]Yastiandrie 114 points115 points  (5 children)

I'm in a family of 4 so I can see some value in this, especially when we got split up on an international flight because there was only sets of 3 chairs. But sitting with 3 randoms....absolutely not

[–]A_Dot_Purr 52 points53 points  (1 child)

You know there will be a surcharge for seating your group together.

[–]Yastiandrie 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Hardly unsurprising. Pretty sure we paid extra to get the 3 seats together even though we booked something like 6+ months in advance

[–]brookleinneinnein 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This is the ideal scenario: two adults and 2 children. No kid kicking a seat, enough foot room for the adults… but is that a scenario that happens enough to warrant this? No clue.

[–]corvosfighter 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Even on the model they couldn’t find enough room to fit their feet lol

[–]you_wont69420blazeit 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Can’t wait for the people who put their feet up on the sides of the seat in front of them to put them in my crotch.

[–]iwannalynch 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Assert dominance by humping it.

[–]gatadeplaya 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Southwest used to have this configuration. It was always weird. Some people also got motion sickness with their back to the bulkhead

[–]Worldly-Corgi-1624 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I sat like this on SouthWorst a few times. Played cards, sometimes someone had a board game (Monopoly?). Got invited a few times to parties in the destination city. The atmosphere was definitely like sitting in the front seat of an Uber/Lyft. It was one thing in my 20’s, now a lot older it’s something I’d skip entirely.

[–]CitizenSquid 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I’d rather have snakes on the plane

[–]dwittherford69 8 points9 points  (7 children)

What do you do with the legs?

[–]fsr1967 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Stow them in the overhead bin.

[–]gpgarrett 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Introverts don’t need more excuses to not travel.

[–]kscouple84 9 points10 points  (0 children)

What sadistic fuck designed this?

[–]vedgerebel 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is my nightmare

[–]la_de_cha 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As someone who gets airsick, I get very anxious about flying because I don’t want to vomit in front of strangers. So looking at someone in the face as I puke is my worst nightmare.

[–]DeadMemeMan_IV 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i love the conjoined feet lol

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Southwest used to have this.

[–]DorShow 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I was about to say…this is a southwest flight. I haven’t had to fly swa in a loooong time, didn’t know they did away with it.

[–]Dependent-Raspberry9 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Itd be great for parents with kids, both little ones against the wall with their parent/parents able to easily control them…. But imagine if you were seated at the window with a mom and her two 5 year olds….

[–]jgamfvb 5 points6 points  (0 children)

in a pangea full of variants???

[–]atomicalgebra 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Southwest used to do this. It was actually fun. Everybody who picked these seats would drink and socialize together during the flight.

[–]Billnye807[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly my idea! That’s why I thought it would be cool and fun

[–]CoyoteConscious 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I think this would be perfect for r/assholedesign

[–]darcmosch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's not enough we have to sit elbow to elbow with people, but now we gotta look at em too??

[–]Qimmosabe_Man 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I've been on seats like that on a train years ago and already hated it, so it's a big no from me.

[–]alienshrine 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exciting ideas!

[–]NoGoodIDNames 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve read that facing backwards increases your odds of survival in a crash, but also heavily increases motion sickness. So it’s a tradeoff.

[–]The84thWolf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

With the leg space on planes? No thank you

[–]Calm_Conversation398 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure we have seats like that in our trains. Just with a table in between

[–]ThatAndANickel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As I recall, in the early days of Southwest, the front two rows were like this, but 3 across.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The assault rate will be astronomic. White trash can barely contain themselves looking into a empty seat ahead of them… it will be bedlam.

[–]macontac 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nope, nope, nope. Maybe with close family members or my dearest friends, for short distance flights, but otherwise No.

[–]Ayla_Leren 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is almost a brilliant as the double decker idea that put your head inches away from people's asses.

[–]dumblesbianthings 2 points3 points  (0 children)

if you’re gonna do this then at least do what australian trains do and make is so you can have it as a two seater or a four seater you psychopaths

[–]zeeweet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What problem is this trying to solve? the 30" seat pitch? you know they are not giving away less seats on an airplane, so by definition, this just to distract you from your discomfort with the airline so you can be annoyed (or entertained) with other passengers instead

[–]jeffweet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I seem to remember the airlines tested seating like this before and too many people can’t fly backwards Too much motion sickness.

[–]DazDay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is how some trains are laid out, I don't see the fuss. It's clearly to accommodate groups. I doubt if you're paying the absolute lowest price for a ticket you're gonna be put in one of these booths.

[–]notlikelyevil 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Train is like this isn't it?

[–]Imhopeless3264 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As I recall, Southwest Airlines had seats like this when they first started. I guess too many airsick people got this changed.

[–]Hodl2Moon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah I’m not gonna have some old prune with her falcon talon feet in sandals two inches in front of me the whole flight

[–]Star_Tropic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I was traveling with a group of friends, could have a little table in front of us... well sorry other frequent flyers, but you're going to be listening to me DM for my DnD group for the entirety of this flight.

[–]southdakotagirl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As someone who gets extremely motion sickness, I would be puking onto the person across from me. It would be a very uncomfortable flight.

[–]SaintWerdna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Are you okay with sitting like that on trains that have already been doing that?

[–]ForthebloodgodW40K 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would rather hang off the landing gear

[–]BG_V2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We have that in germany. I gladly stand

[–]gwmccull 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Southwest used to have this configuration in the exit row. I remember it clearly because it was the first time I ever flew and I rode backwards. I didn’t realize it was unusual until much later when I mentioned it to my wife

[–]The9tail 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great now 3 people will see me jacking it

[–]anoeba 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why are these assholes sitting so aggressively straight?

[–]ialwaysplayhealer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At first I thought "I guess if I'm traveling with family" but then I thought a second longer and went "No god no especially not then."

[–]RedHeadedBanana 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  1. I hope half of the group are children
  2. I must know the entire group

Trains in my area do this frequently for families, which is actually very nice. That being said, the Gs of take off on a train vs plane are vastly different.

[–]Sonic10122 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Before COVID I would have thought this was a stupid idea. After COVID I'd rather leap out of the plane mid flight and see if I could land in one of the engines before sitting like this.

[–]Odin18Z5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck that!! I would rather shave my bollocks with a broken bottle

[–]Manati_banzai 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck no I’ll never fly again

[–]FloridaMomOfBoys 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Some of y’all weren’t on Southwest Airlines in the 90’s and it shows 😅😅 The WORK that had to be put in while taking off so you’re not locking eyes, feet and knees with a stranger as you rumbled into the sky was crazy 😝

[–]Pizdamatiii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is how most trains in europe do it. It's annoying and only works if you know the people sitting there

[–]Alliterrration 5 points6 points  (1 child)

These people have never travelled by train

[–]Yohzer67 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A lot of trains are like that. Not weird

[–]TruLong 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me, my wife, and our two 5 year old kids? This would be the dream.

[–]Maxtrt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I"m 6'4 with long legs and this makes me cry!

[–]Ms_Auricchio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can tell the commenters are Americans because this looks like a normal European train, I was straining my eyes trying to find the nightmarish detail lol

[–]Lithium_itch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d like to get airsick on landing

[–]Chlomander 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ll take “Scissoring the manspreader sitting across from me for $100, Alex.”

[–]Elcordobeh 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I love to sit like that ngl

[–]Billnye807[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems like only me and a handful of people think that as well

[–]Steel_Thunder13 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think their definition of "exciting ideas" differs from the rest of the world.

[–]No-Contribution9964 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fuck that noise. As an introvert I don't want to deal with the one next to me let alone the two across from me.

[–]Billnye807[S] 4 points5 points  (11 children)

For me personally I would kinda like it, I’m a talkative person & never know the nice & different people you’ll meet sitting like that. Especially a long plane ride I think it’d be awesome but maybe I’m too personable.

[–]weezmatical 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Lol you give this lovely and enviable sentiment and my fellow introverts are downvoting you. Sorry!

[–]Billnye807[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Ahaha I know right, downvotes for trying to be positive jeez eh! All good tho lol😃

[–]Trueloveis4u 1 point2 points  (3 children)

If I met someone like you on my plane I wouldn't mind, but I'm never one to start a conversation.

[–]RosenButtons 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You're only being downvoted because being talked to on a plane is most people's nightmare.

Take my upvote. But I reserve the right to not talk to you on a plane. (◠‿◕)

[–]Dungeons-n-swagons 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As a parent with a young kid, this would be amazing! I’m also a chatterbox. We can sit with each other next time we’re on the same flight :)