Basic Economy

This Mini-Seat Takes Basic Economy to a Whole New Low - The Points Guy

Excerpt from The Points Guy

Wen "Basic Economy" was introduced to US airlines, there were a lot of misconceptions. One of those was that the seats would be smaller or have less legroom. So far, no US airlines have gone so far as to create a separate basic economy section, although American Airlines flirted with configuring a few rows with just 29 inches of legroom before backing away from the plan. But there's a seat on display at the Aircraft Interiors Expo that promises to provide a true basic economy experience. Using what its maker calls saddle seats, 23 inches of pitch and a foot panel to support part of your body weight, the Aviointeriors SkyRider is something quite special.

When I first saw the SkyRider, I originally imagined an aircraft full of these "ultra high-density seats." Mercifully, that'll never happen. Aircraft are certified to carry a certain number of passengers, and one with solely SkyRider seating would have far too many passengers to fly. 

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