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Old 02-23-2016, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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To me this is a nightmare scenario. When I fly I often have people encroaching on the seat I paid for as it is now and objecting to the armrest being down, so they can't take more of my seat. I really don't enjoy sharing my seat with strangers and having them touching me. This is exactly why most people don't want the center seat.





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Old 02-23-2016, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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I understand how it could be beneficial if you have two larger passengers using one bench, instead of cramming three into it....but they need to pay for that extra space. The opposite goes if two adults and two children share one bench. But I also see the nightmare in it -- I worked very hard to lose a lot of weight but I can still claim my space, and I will, in situations such as this. I keep the arm rests down on airplanes if someone appears to be encroaching on my seat.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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They could fit in a lot more passengers if everybody was standing.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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They could fit in a lot more passengers if everybody was standing.
Funny you mention this. I remember the CEO of Ryanair throwing this idea around. His reasoning was that no one would survive a crash anyway. Good thing there is plenty of oversight in the developed world.
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Many things get patented that will never make an appearance in real world commercial use.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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On the bright side, it would probably solve the reclining issue. Of course, how would the traytables in front be arranged? I guess the easy answer is don't install them and don't serve any food or drinks! Win-win for the airlines!
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Old 07-02-2016, 03:23 AM
 
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Agreed! Why should we allow any stranger to take our seat? I won't allow anyway!
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