Qantas just announced new business seats they are waiting to get governmental improvement on.
The seats, which were designed by Thompson Aero Seating, leverage an over-the-shoulder seatbelt similar to a carseat. That enables the seat to recline up to 25 degrees from horizontal during takeoff and landing. The average airplane across-the-lap seatbelt would not be secure enough for reclining passengers if the plane were to suddenly decelerate.
What do you think of this?
For me, it’s moot because I always fall asleep anyway when taking off. There’s something about the change in pressure that knocks me out.
But I could see how people would really enjoy this–what do you think?