Meet the SkyRider, the Tiniest Airplane Seat Yet

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  09.13.10 | 3:32 PM ET

Wired has the scoop on the SkyRider, a new “saddle-style” design that debuts next week at an aircraft interiors conference. This latest innovation shaves up to ten inches off each row. Blogger Charlie Sorrel asks: “Is it one step closer to just drugging us and piling us onto shelves like suitcases, or a legitimate next-step for cheap air-travel?”

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

2 Comments for Meet the SkyRider, the Tiniest Airplane Seat Yet

Grizzly Bear Mom 09.14.10 | 12:42 PM ET

I think we get what we pay for.  People will want to fly cheap, airlines will want to make money so I see these being installed.  For a short time until the medical problems of sitting like this become apparent.

Elise Lowerison 09.20.10 | 1:01 PM ET

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