Safe to say when the news broke, both social media and online news sources weren't quite as enthused.
Despite having filed the patent, there's no guarantee that this will be picked up and introduced into aircraft cabins, however, that depends on how much airlines what to improve their cabin space.
Filing patents for seating arrangements is nothing new. In December 2013, Airbus Operations filed a patent that showed designs of a "seating device comprising a forward-foldable backrest" - or as the media put it: a seat resembling a "bicycle-like saddle" or "medieval torture device."
Airbus also applied to patent a new plane design at the end of 2014, to tackle cabin pressurization, however, because of its circular design it was consequently nicknamed as the "doughnut" or "flying saucer" plane.
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