Video: Travelling on an airplane might be about to get a whole lot stranger with these new seating designs
Personally speaking, I hope this doesn't happen
The summer holiday season is upon us as lots of Irish people will be packing their suncream and speedo as they depart for some sun.
FYI, if you're a man then don't wear a speedo. It's weird.
We al know that there's a certain etiquette when it comes to sitting down on an airplane, especially if you're seated next to a complete stranger.
Eyes forward, don't fight over the arm-rest and at all costs avoid accidentally pressing your ass into their face while squeezing past them to use the bathroom.
Things might get a lot more socially awkward though if these plans by Zodiac Aerospace, a French airline equipment supplier, get approved because they plan on introducing a new "economy class cabin hexagon".
What the bejesus does this mean? Essentially, they plan on changing the traditional seating structure on planes in order to increase the amount of space and potential passengers that can be carried on-board.
In a nutshell, rather than having three rows of seats that are located side-by-side, the new plans will see the aisle and window seats facing forwards while the middle seat stares directly back at them.
I know what you're thinking and the answer is yes. If these plans are approved then it will be impossible to avoid eye-contact with strangers which is a complete nightmare for me as I'm usually on a flight when 1) it's 7am and I look like a zombie or 2) I'm wickedly hungover.
This video makes the plans very clear to understand but for my sake, and any passenger that's in my vicinity, I hope to god that they're not introduced.
Hat-Tip to i100