The next time you book a flight, you might not get the seat you'd expect. Airbus has recently filed a patent for a new kind of seating device that will allow passengers to be seated on top of each other, according to Business Insider. The patent was filed in the U.S. on Oct. 1.
In the patent, Airbus had this to say about their unorthodox plans:
"In modern means of transport, in particular in aircraft, it is very important from an economic point of view to make optimum use of the available space. Passenger cabins are therefore fitted with as many rows of passenger seats as possible, which are positioned with as little space between them as possible," it read, according to Business Insider.
Passengers will be stacked on top of each other in a kind of bunk bed format, according to CNBC. These seats, from plans shown, look to be placed in the middle of the plane to allow for space needed for luggage bins. At this time, the second row of passengers only contains two seats.
The proposed plans allow for the seat to recline up to 180 degrees, which the company deems suitable for business class, according to Time. This allows for the maximum amount of comfort possible, the company hopes.