Denver firm designs airline seat that slides

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  1. rwoman
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    LA Times: Denver firm designs airline seat that slides

    I am not certain I'd consider a 3 hour flight worth it...

     
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    I'm not convinced the speed increases they cite would actually happen, either.
     
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    It's about design and some savings, we will see how it works out and does it really makes sense?

    Only time will tell or demand.

     
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    Good thing we have a growing group of Americans have cushy rears
     
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    Same here.

    Someone has to operate the seat. That is, IMHO, the thing that will slow it all doen.
     
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    Where's the middle seat person going to sit during boarding?
     
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    Good point....perhaps they'll be the ham sandwich in the middle? ;)
     
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    I do not know how functional this is going to be :confused:
     
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    Ouch.
     
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    There are a lot of ways to load planes faster but the most effective one is to separate the loading of luggage from the loading of passengers. It might not be the case with every flight internationally but anyone who has flown in Japan knows how effectively a flight can be boarded and still take off on time. For instance:

    I took an ANA flight from HIJ-HND and it was a 777 with boarding starting 15 min before the flight was scheduled to depart and it was a pretty full flight from what I could tell. Low and behold, almost no one had any luggage or just checked the luggage in (including myself) and the flight ended up boarding quickly and efficiently and departed on time.

    Look at the boarding time for any US based carrier for a 777 and we're looking at least double that time if not more. My recent UA flight from IAD-LAX was also a 777 and started boarding 50 min and was just barely able to depart as scheduled.
     
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