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It Probably Won't Happen, but the Airplane 'Side-Slip Seat' Idea is Unique

April 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM | by | ()

It’s been a little bit of time since we first heard about the Side-Slip Seat, but now it looks as though the latest idea in airplane seating design is making the rounds once again. We’ve got a few more details and some additional renderings, since Molon Labe Designs sincerely hopes this will be the next great thing in airplane seating.

The basic premise behind this new design is that the aisle seat can slide over the middle seat, with the goal that the aisle of the airplane gets a little bit roomier during the boarding process. Faster boarding means quicker turnaround time for the airlines, and as a result that might just lead to more cash in their bank accounts.

The Side-Slip Seat promises that the wider aisles allow for improved access for cleaning crews, as well as in emergency situations. However, this only looks possible when passengers aren’t seated in the aisle seats. How will boarding be accomplished—window seats first? Weird.

We’re not so sure that we’ll see this in an airplane near you anytime soon, but we need to give it to them for a little creativity.

[Photo: Molon Labe Designs]

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