Air travel could get a lot worse with this new invention
Flying used to be cool. Heck, just walking into the airport was a glamorous venture. Then security took our shoes away. And the seats got smaller. And smaller. And smaller.
Nowadays, air travel has all the elegance of a root canal, and you're lucky if you make it to your gate without a cavity search to boot. From there, all you have to worry about is the food, turbulence, seat-back recliners, everyone in your row, getting dragged off your plane because the airline overbooked it, your dog dying in the overhead bin, or worst of all, getting stuck next to the yodel kid.
And just when it seemed like they thought of everything, Italian firm Aviointeriors unveiled the SkyRider 2.0 at last week's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. This brilliant and people-first design solves pesky legroom issues by essentially just making you and your fellow travelers stand like the cattle you are.
As Digital Trends reports, 2.0 is somehow an improvement on the original SkyRider, which was based off a horse saddle and ultimately rejected in 2010 by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
Here's hoping this invention never sees the light of day.