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Brilliant or Baffling: "Standing" Airplane Seats

To make flights more uncomfortable than they already are, a company just invented the "SkyRider" airplane seat, in which passengers would be seated in a half standing, half seating position. The chair would take up 23 inches of legroom, a lot less than the minimum 31 inches required in coach. The idea behind this is for budget airlines to squish more people into planes, leading to lower ticket prices.

What do you think — brilliant or baffling?

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