The future of flying is changing as we need to be extra cautious during the corona pandemic.
With more and more people wanting to keep distance in flights the companies are coming up with options like having the dividers between the seats or even a Glass safe bubble.
All the companies are coming up with options but one of them has come up with an innovative solution that will help in keeping distance in flight as well as give economy class customer luxury of lie-flat seats.
It is possible because due to Designer Jeffrey O’Neill’s model known as Zephyr Seat. It would in the future let the traveler in the economy class to lie flat all credit to its double-decker-style seating arrangement.
This arrangement is similar to the Bunk bed setup allowing two people to share a row one on the top of others.
“We believe that new types of travelers will require privacy or will want to pay extra for that as much as they would pay for the ability to sleep,” said O’Neill
As confirmed by O’Neill, the seatings will be needing two-four-two configuration, which he argues will not have any impact on passenger numbers rather providing comfortable and cozy experience to them.
Intelligent Aerospace not long ago reported that the seats are built with limited movable fixtures and crafted with the “highest standard lightweight composite materials, reducing direct maintenance costs for airlines.”
For making climbing to upper seats easy they will be provided with a telescopic ladder.
O’Neill confirmed that he came on this Idea when one we had to travel sleepless between New York and Singapore flight many years ago.
“I’m on probably the best-rated airline in the world, and I’m getting wonderful service and the food is edible, but I can’t sleep,” O’Neill further added.
“This is really uncomfortable. Why is it so difficult to find an affordable way to lie flat on a flight that’s 19 hours?”
O’Neill for the first time shared his idea in 2019 at Aircraft Interiors Expo Hamburg, Germany. From then
there has been continuing interest in it with the social distancing becoming a part of life
So when can we get this model? O’Neill is right now in the safety tests of this which could take the time of up to three years.
Until then book a flight that allows the middle seat to remain vacant, wear masks, and follow all the social distancing guidelines.