Sep 16, 2010

Saddle seats will allow airlines to pack 'em in like sardines

The new SkyRider saddle seats will allow low cost airlines to offer a new passenger class -- saddle class.

Many are saying that passengers flying with low cost carriers such as Ryanair are already too cramped.

With the new SkyRider saddle seats, with just 23 inches of legroom, cut-rate airlines will be able to pack 'em in like sardines.

These saddle seats may prompt airline passengers to avoid low fare airlines. The old adage, you get what you pay for, comes to mind.

Cowboys sometimes ride for long hours in a saddle but you won't want to ride these saddle seats for very long. Maybe John Wayne could do it but how many airline passengers have a John Wayne tough rear end?

Will they add saddle horns to grab on to during rides though turbulent air?

Saddle seat passengers becoming airsick and using barf bags in such close quarters would be difficult to contemplate.