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Boeing's 'Cuddle Seat' tackles the economy snooze

A new Boeing patent promises a better sleep situation for economy passengers.


For those who can't afford the lie-flat seats in business or first, sleep is often an issue. It's not easy finding a position in which you can lean or curl or contort into a working sleep position.


Boeing's idea reverses the concept, and provides a way for passengers to lean forward onto a cushion, with a pillow for the face. The device is strapped to the seatback, and the pillow has an opening for the face (similar to what you find on a massage chair). You can see MORE on, or on the video below.

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

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 I can think up a few problems but maybe the've factored for those. it looks like,instead of getting your knees hit by a reclining seat, it could be your face. And I could imagine getting all twisted up in the straps by the time I wake up.

If you want a thing done, ask a busy man.

It looks to me as if any impact by the seat in front would be on the edge of your face pillow rather than your face. And since the straps go one over each shoulder, you'd have to perform an amazing contortion to turn yourself over and twist the straps.


I've got a different concern: could I really sleep facing forward and down? Where do my arms go?

The best part of every trip is realizing that it has upset your expectations

I just love an air travel video that presumes passengers in economy have so much leg room.

Maybe - with that much leg room - reclining the backs of our current seats wouldn't be such a disaster.

Resting your head on the guy sitting behind you !




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