Seat design aims to make boarding planes easier

Posted at 11:19 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 23:19:02-04

Boarding an airplane is usually a bit of a hassle. You’re cramped, and there’s barely any room to get to the overhead bins.

But a new seat design could help solve that problem. It’s called the Side-Slip Seat and the idea is pretty simple.

The aisle seat basically slips over the middle seat during loading and unloading. It then slides back and snaps into place.

The design allows for wider aisles and more space for movement.

The seats also have a staggered approach, giving passengers more living space, according to the company. The middle seat also gets a little love, with a wider base.

Molon Labe Designs, which designed the seats, is working with the National Institute of Aviation Research to get these in front of airline CEOs.

The company says you can expect to see it flying in the summer of 2016, so keep an eye out. 

Molon Labe writes that their goal is to give airlines and passengers solutions to improve the travel experience.