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This is Intentionally Vicarious… I’m Todd Youngblood… And I was just sitting here at my desk pondering aimlessly… And I began reflecting on how miserably uncomfortable a coach airplane seat can be.
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I’m 6’ 1” tall and weigh 240 pounds. Not a giant by any means, but taller and heavier than the average guy. And most definitely not the 5’ 8”, 165 pound guy for whom the typical airplane set is designed.
Not that the discomfort keeps me from flying. I’ll take 10 hours total for the round trip from Atlanta to SanFrancisco and back for less than $500 vs. driving for 72 hours. Gas alone would cost about $700, and that would be in addition to at least 4 nights in hotels, tolls, meals and the wear and tear on my truck.
I might just draw the line, however with the Skyrider 2.0 standing airplane seat made by the Italian company Aviointeriors. It’s basically the same as sitting on a bicycle seat, except you’re bolt upright and have your knees crammed into the backrest of the seat of the poor slob in front of you.
I’m all for innovation. And for cheaper airfares. But aren’t there limits somewhere? Maybe the Skyrider 3.0 which is on the drawing board will be better …but I doubt it.