Designing Airplanes With More Seats

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Airlines are constantly trying to jam more seats onto their airplanes. Airbus just filed a patent for seats that look like fold-down bicycle seats, sending a chill up the spine of air travelers everywhere. We check-in with one of the design firms that’s hired to find ways to get more people on planes.

Photo Credit: Airbus

Credits

Guest:
Chris Pirie - is client relations director for the design firm Teague, which has designed the interior of nearly every Boeing plane ever produced - @CMPirie

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott