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As if the “flying doughnut” and bicycle-esque seat weren’t bad enough, a new airplane seating arrangement threatens to eliminate every last ounce of air travelers’ dignity by forcing them to stare at one another for the duration of a flight.

It’s called the “economy class cabin hexagon” and it looks as awful as it sounds.


MORE: “Economy Class Cabin Hexagon” is every flyer’s worst nightmare (Fortune)

(H/T: Nelly Bergman)

Design drawings from a patent filed by Airbus last month for a new ‘pack-em-in’ bicycle-style seat for short haul (sub 3-hour) flights.

The idea for vertical seating was first touted by Airbus in 2003. Ryanair has been promoting it since 2010.

Airbus Want To Patent The Most Uncomfortable Plane Seats Ever (Washington Post)