I FEEL LIKE the aviation industry is legitimately trying to make air travel the least comfortable experience possible. Airlines keep charging for things like snacks, seat preference, and now carry-on luggage, while downgrading their services and environments. Case in point: the Airbus patent for a new in-flight seat design.
Upgrading flights with this ludicrous structure will end up costing airlines millions of dollars, will provide zero comfort on even short-haul flights, and I bet they will still find ways to overcharge passengers. (You want to sit for the duration of the flight? That’ll be an additional $25. It’s free to stand though!)