Once upon a time, air travel was full of excitement, a little bit of class, a little bit of service, the wonderful start to a journey you were heading to or home from.
|movie star lookalikes were required to be hostess with the mostess|
|Little Johnny was seen but not heard with a complimentary colouring book|
But now, we are going to be treated with the new 'saddle seat', the designers say cowboys can sit in a saddle for eight hours a day, so travellers can too. Have these people heard of saddle sore? How about those of us that can't stay on a horse for 5 minutes without falling off, will we hit the floor at the first sign of turbulance. Are the kidlets meant to sit on these too? Back in the day, we were given 86cm in cattle class. Now on average we get 76cm. The Saddle seat means we get just 55cm. Might be worth airlines having a yoga warm up in the waiting lounge, to prepare your body for the flight.
|Wow, how comfy - trip to Europe anyone?|
For the moment the safety standards are preventing the stand up seat for air travel, but who knows, maybe the metro can get these and I can stop sniffing underarms on the way home.