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Flat beds in economy class could soon be coming to planes

Harper's Bazaar logo Harper's Bazaar 15/02/2017 Lucy Wood

Flat beds in economy class could soon be coming to planes © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) Flat beds in economy class could soon be coming to planes Its a truth universally known that people get jealous when they walk through First Class and see the comfy chairs you cannot sit in. However, it looks as though fully flat, lie-down airplane seats may soon be on the way to economy class, as an innovative design has arrived to bring luxury into premium economy class.

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According to Skift, Formation Design's new proposal could completely change the way we fly.

Rather than just installing a new type of seat, the proposal could mean a total new layout for airplane cabins. The number of lie-down seats and suites included in each plane isn't fixed, meaning that it could be completely customisable by cabin crew for each flight.

And here's how it all fits together in one handy diagram. Standard, premium economy seats take the base level, while the more spacious business class beds slot on top with a slight overlap.

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The design will make the most out of the available existing space within the plane, by allowing passengers to have their seat in a fully lying down position with their feet sitting in a sort of storage cubby when completely stretched out. Genius.

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