When is a bed not a chair?
It’s no secret that aircraft manufacturers and airlines are constantly looking for better solutions to make our flights safe and comfortable. As the world changes, more and more people are flying. The aircraft are -sometimes – more comfortable, more fuel efficient and more safe.
Most airline seats haven’t changed since the 1970’s. 99% of all Economy Class seats are fixed upright and impossible to sleep in. They force unnatural postures over long periods of time and can damage health.
And, then you have an overnight flight. Ugh.
Start-up Zephyr Aerospace have some ideas about this. Zephyr is a lie-flat seat designed for Economy Class travelers on long distance flights. From their website:
“Zephyr is the perfect seat upgrade which fills the gap for travelers that value comfort above all else, and do not want to pay the overpriced premium for Business Class. Our design allows passengers the gift of multi-functional usage – to lie completely flat, lounge or sit upright with their legs fully extended.”