Airbus Thinks Americans Have Big Butts, So They're Making Wider Seats
If you haven’t looked at our butt yet today it might be a good time to do so, because Airbus thinks you have a big one. Well not you specifically, but they are thinking that residents of the nifty fifty are expanding when it comes to their personal seating surface.
Always looking for a way to make some extra cash—and a leg up on the competition over at Boeing—Airbus is now adding some slides to their PowerPoint presentation about wider seats. The Airbus A320 is a little bit wider overall when compared to the Boeing 737, so this would allow Airbus to offer slightly wider seats along the aisles while keeping the middle and window seats basically unchanged.
The new aisle seats would be around 20” wide, and the other seats would be around 17” wide. Airbus officials even go as far as claiming that every aisle seat in the back of the plane would be pretty much as wide as a first class seat. That’s a pretty big difference, and we’re thinking that airlines would be keen on cashing in on this option. We’re sure the check-in kiosks are already getting ready to offer us a little bit extra comfort for a few more buckaroos.
For now it sounds like Airbus is just showing off its prototype to a few US carriers, so don’t look for the extra amount of space on your summer vacation. We’re all about more space—even if we have to suck it up and pay for it—but we’re not so sure that we’re ready to give up our preference for the window seat.
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