There’s no way around it: if you’re flying coach, anywhere you sit is going to suck. But the lack of legroom, inch of armrest, and zero personal space are all exacerbated by sitting in the middle seat. Though that might be changing.
This innovative, tiered seat design could actually make the standard middle seat comfortable by freeing up more legroom and stretch space. Designed by Northern-Ireland-based manufacturer Thompson Aero Seating, the Cozy Suite staggers traditional triple economy seating to maximize space for passengers -- particularly those stuck in the middle -- while enabling airlines to install more seats on planes. Because they're gonna do that anyway.
Here's what the beast with three backs looks like: