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bijou
09-10-2010, 12:49 PM
First class. Business class. Coach. Saddle Class? Based on the idea of riding a horse, an Italian company says its new airline seat only takes up 23 inches of space. A regular coach seat is usually around 28 inches deep. According to USA Today, the company thinks low-cost carriers will fall in love with their new design, maybe even creating a new class of seating for the saddle-inspired seats, as it will allow them to pack more people onto their flights. ...http://i.usatoday.net/money/_photos/2010/09/10/seats10x.jpg

Mmm comfy (http://www.patspapers.com/story_stack/item/cowboy_class_firm_promotes_saddle-inspired_airline_seat/)

I can't see this being popular with the more generously proportioned traveler.

Apache
09-10-2010, 01:00 PM
:rolleyes:She does not look comfortable at all....

Nubs
09-10-2010, 01:01 PM
Wow, your packed in so tight, if you fart the person behind you will smell it before you do.

bijou
09-10-2010, 01:08 PM
:rolleyes:She does not look comfortable at all....

Is it the odd posture or the rictus grin that gives it away? :D

Apache
09-10-2010, 01:23 PM
Is it the odd posture or the rictus grin that gives it away? :D

Yes :p

Gingersnap
09-10-2010, 02:02 PM
As somebody who actually uses a saddle about once a week or so, I can only say, "Good luck with that".

These seats are a lot narrower than any saddle so there's a lot of pressure on an area of the body that was never designed to cope with that kind of thing. Real saddles are not only wider, they sit on top of large animals that shift back and forth constantly. This means you are always shifting your weight around and that prevents circulation and nerve problems. Airlines already kill people with blood clots from enforced sitting; this posture isn't going to improve that problem any.

Beyond that, I expect there will be some angry vacationers who discover that they are very, very sore the next day. If you seldom ride a bike (or a horse), you may remember just how sore you feel the next day after maybe just an hour of riding. :eek:

MountainMan
09-10-2010, 11:27 PM
And with the female passenger in mind, they will next design the Sybian seat..... :D

Rockntractor
09-10-2010, 11:33 PM
And with the female passenger in mind, they will next design the Sybian seat..... :D

What's that?:confused:

Apache
09-11-2010, 08:25 AM
What's that?:confused:

It's something for the ladies Rock :D

Imagine a B.O.B. placed on the saddle ;)

Rockntractor
09-11-2010, 09:13 AM
It's something for the ladies Rock :D

Imagine a B.O.B. placed on the saddle ;)

How would Mountingman know these things?:confused:

djones520
09-11-2010, 09:17 AM
How would Mountingman know these things?:confused:

Because some people use the internetz to the fullest extent.

Go to google video's, turn the safe search options off, and type in Sybian. *walks away whistling*

Rockntractor
09-11-2010, 09:19 AM
Because some people use the internetz to the fullest extent.

Go to google video's, turn the safe search options off, and type in Sybian. *walks away whistling*

Yippie, ridum cowgirl!:D

MountainMan
09-11-2010, 10:48 AM
Because some people use the internetz to the fullest extent.

Go to google video's, turn the safe search options off, and type in Sybian. *walks away whistling*

Google is the internetz.

djones520
09-11-2010, 10:51 AM
Google is the internetz.

Google is looking in your window right now.