I read an article concerning leather seats, which said that their life-span was longer (they can be wiped clean in certain cases) they are more durable (more cost effective in the long term) and provide less of a hazard in the case of a fire.
This was taken from an airline magazine poece, covering a company who manufactures leather seats for aviation purposes. I doubt this helps but I just thought i'd share it with you
Perhaps that is why we are seeing airlines (in certain cases ) moving toward leather seating in all classes?
Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?