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Ergonomicaly Designed Seats

Mon Apr 24, 2000 11:06 am

does anybody here find em comfty? i think that those stuiped adjustable headrests are a pain in the neck! and the adjustable lumbar causes some hella back pain!
Ergonomic is just another word for a cramped uncomfertable seat that you have to pay more money for! just give me a cold, hard, wooden bench with a ptv and maybe a video game system if you want me to be happy!
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RE: Ergonomicaly Designed Seats

Mon Apr 24, 2000 11:13 am

Ergonomic seats are supposed to be more comfortable. They are seats designed to fit the body of a person. But since no one person is the same, a seat that fits one person may not fit the other. But I would still think the seat should be comfortable.

RE: Ergonomicaly Designed Seats

Mon Apr 24, 2000 11:52 am

Ergonomically designed seats are supposed to force you to sit in the "correct" posture to prevent back pain - However, since most people are slobs, we don't usually sit in the correct posture and so when we are forced to - with no choice - it feels unnatural and uncomfortable. And of course a seat that gives support in the correct places for someone who is 6' tall, will probably be uncomfortable for someone who is 5' tall.

I propose seat-type and legroom be decided by size. For example, Rows 1-5 be desingned for people up to 5'2" tall, 28" seat pitch and padding in the right places - going back to rows 30-40, 37" seat pich for those over 6' tall (me!!!!) The thoery being - the space between your knees and the seat in front should be the same for everyone. I know it will never happen - but its a nice idea. When I start my own airline, Air Disaster, this will be one of my first policies    

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RE: Ergonomicaly Designed Seats

Mon Apr 24, 2000 7:15 pm

At least someone with humor...  

As a VERY tall person, some longhaul flights are just killing me...

Then I try to sit/stand in the bathroom for some time (more legroom), sit on the seats the F/A's use for take-off and landing (quite comfortable actually) or just wander around and give me some drings in the gallerys...

The NEVER want to give me a seat at the exits, since they are supposed to be for the elderly or handicapped...

But I feel handicapped too sometimes on a plane with no seat pitch!

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RE: Ergonomicaly Designed Seats

Mon Apr 24, 2000 7:24 pm

The airline could also say: We have squeezed in another row for your ergonomical comfort. These ergonomical seats are pure crap. Why dont airlines pull 5 rows from the aircraft and ask for $100 more. I think everybody would be happy to pay it so he can arrive without sore legs.

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RE: Jet Setter

Tue Apr 25, 2000 2:06 am

the sad thing is that you are going to make tons and tons of money with air disaster. would you like to join the bermuda triangle alliance? it has aclaimed airlines in it such as CRA (Crashers Regoinal Airlines) and TWA (Trans World Airways)
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Disaster Airways.

Tue Apr 25, 2000 8:07 am

The idea you have makes so much common sense that of course NO airline will implement this. I recently had the worst trip of my life in terms of comfortability. The plane was TOTALLY full, & the person right in front of me had the "courtesy" of reclining his seat for the 2 1/2 hours of the trip.
I think airlines should take into account that people are getting taller (but mostly wider) everywhere. In fact for the first time in history, I read that fat people equal the number of underweight people.

As for the ergonomic seats, if they are designed for 6 foot people, then I'll try them. 6-1 I close enough...
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