This Is What Airplane Seating Could Look Like After The Coronavirus Pandemic

Kill me now.

Obviously most of us are hating life in lockdown right now and looking forward to when we can go back to normal life, but you’ve gotta ask the question of whether life will ever be normal again following Coronavirus?

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This idea has been dragged into sharp focus through these images from Italian company Avio Interiors who have produced two quite frankly hideous designs for what airplane seating will look like after the pandemic is over. You can see both of the mockups and how they relate to social distancing in a little write up in the Instagram posts below:


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“GLASSAFE” kit che può essere installato sulle poltrone attualmente esistenti per rendere più sicura la convivenza tra passeggeri che condividono il medesimo ambiente di viaggio. “Glassafe” è realizzato in materiale trasparente per rendere l’intera cabina armoniosa ed esteticamente leggera, ma perfettamente rispondente all’obiettivo di creare un volume isolato attorno ad ogni passeggero in modo da minimizzare contatti o interazioni via aerea tra passeggero e passeggero, così da ridurre la probabilità di contaminazione da virus o altro. “Glassafe” è disponibile in varie esecuzioni con sistemi di fissaggio adattabili a qualsiasi poltrona che ne permettono una facile installabilità e rimovibilità. Tutti selezionati per la loro facile pulizia e perfetta igienizzazione. “GLASSAFE” A kit-level solution that can be installed on existing seats to make close proximity safer among passengers sharing the same seat. “Glassafe” is made of transparent material to make the entire cabin harmonious and aesthetically light, but perfectly fulfilling the objective of creating an isolated volume around the passenger in order to avoid or minimize contacts and interactions via air between passenger and passenger, so as to reduce the probability of contamination by viruses or other. “Glassafe” is supplied in various executions with fixing systems to the seat that allow easy installation and removal. “Glassafe” can be supplied in opaque material or with different degrees of transparency, all easy cleaning and suitable for a safe hygienisation. #aviation #aircraftseat #airliners #businessclass #economyclass #welcomeonboard✈️ #madeinitaly🇮🇹

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POLTRONA “JANUS” Come Giano bi-fronte, il dio dell’ Antica Roma, questa proposta si contraddistingue per l’inversione della posizione del posto centrale della tripla proprio per garantire il massimo isolamento tra i passeggeri seduti accanto l’uno all’altro mantenendo il medesimo comfort. Mentre i passeggeri seduti sui posti estremi, lato corridoio e lato parete, continuano ad essere posizionati nella direzione di volo come usuale, il passeggero seduto al centro è rivolto in senso inverso. “Janus” è una poltrona bi-fronte che consente di separare tutti e tre i passeggeri con una schermatura che li isola uno dall’altro costituendo barriera protettiva per tutti. Ogni passeggero ha il suo spazio isolato dagli altri, anche dalle persone che transitano per il corridoio. Ogni posto della poltrona “Janus” è circondato su tre lati da una schermatura di altezza tale da impedire la propagazione del respiro verso occupanti dei sedili adiacenti. I materiali impiegati nella poltrona “Janus” sono scelti perché sono di facile pulizia e di sicura igienizzazione. “JANUS” SEAT Like two-faced Janus, the god of Ancient Rome, this proposal is distinguished by the reverse position of the center seat of the triple to ensure the maximum isolation between passengers seated next to each other. While passengers seated on the side seats, aisle and fuselage, continue to be positioned in the flight direction as usual, the passenger sitting in the center is facing backwards. So “Janus” is a two-faced seat, in fact this arrangement allows all three passengers to be separated with a shield made of transparent material that isolates them from each other, creating a protective barrier for everyone. Each passenger has its own space isolated from others, even from people who walk through the aisle. Each place of the “Janus” seat is surrounded on three sides by a high shield that prevents the breath propagation to occupants of adjacent seats. “Janus” seat is made of easy cleaning and safe hygienisation materials. The option is available with the shield in opaque material or with different degrees of transparency. #aviation #aircraftseat #airlines #economyclass #businessclass #welcomeonboard

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Oh man. Everyone knows that it absolutely sucks getting the middle seat when you’re on a plane, but this horrendous sitting backwards new version kinda looks like it’s been conjured up by some deceased KGB expert in torture working for the devil himself down in the pits of Hell.

Maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but can you imagine how awkward it’s gonna be sitting and facing someone for the entire flight? Or when you have to get up to go to the toilet? The other option with just the glass shield in between each of you is fine, but it’s still gonna be as annoying as hell. Really hope this doesn’t happen, otherwise you can see the airline trade going out of business even sooner.

For more of the same, check out this story about a pilot forced to divert a plane because a passenger wouldn’t stop farting. Awful.


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