Innovative seat designs that could revolutionize economy class-travel have been around for a decade, but airlines are reluctant to take a risk, according to design company Acumen. “This sector is unrecognizable compared with 20 years ago, so why does economy still look like this? Why is the economy inline [seat] format such tough nut to crack?” Acumen associate Anthony Harcup said, speaking at the Passenger Experience Conference in Hamburg. With air traffic set to double over ...

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