Looking Into The Future: Here's What Economy Class Could Look Like Post-Pandemic
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Looking Into The Future: Here's What Economy Class Could Look Like Post-Pandemic

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Apr 24, 2020

At this point, we’re all aware that nothing will quite be the same when this pandemic is over. 

When it comes to travel, we can bet on flying looking a lot different as well. Airlines are currently debating whether or not they should remove middle seats and how economy class travelers will be seated while maintaining social distancing guidelines. 

Aviointeriors, an aviation interior company made up of Italian designers, have come up with new economy seat designs that will keep travelers at a safe distance. The seats will be two-faced and are named “Janus” seats after an ancient Roman god. 

According to CNN Travel, the seats have “two faces” and are made up of easy-to-clean and “safe hygienization materials.”

The seats will be in rows of threes with the middle seat facing in the opposite direction of travelers sitting in the aisle and window seats. This way, everyone will have enough space for social distancing. All seats will be made with a three-sided shield to prevent “breath propagation,” according to CNN Travel

The shield is meant to create a safe barrier between travelers and to reduce the probability of contamination. 

The design is being considered by multiple airlines and Aviointeriors says if approved, they can roll out the design within eight to 11 months.