Air rage is easy to come by. God forbid if you or the guy next to you needs to get up during your in-flight meal; you have to clear the whole folding tray before flipping it up for egress.
This is one of the issues addressed by design consultancy James Park Associates in their seat redesign for Japan Airlines. (Alas, the changes are only going into First Class.) The table--a freakishly long 79 by 38 centimeters--can be pushed away while fully laden, so top-dollar passengers can let their bathroom breaks keep pace with their Sauvignon swilling.
The new seats also have more armrest padding and are constructed using carbon fiber--remember last week's post, when we told you airlines are trying to lighten their loads? And for the sake of privacy, the seat partitions are higher; now your fellow passengers won't know you're actually watching The Incredible Hulk.
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