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Commentary: Flying in the middle will get harder

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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014 7:00 pm

What’s worse than a cramped economy seat with limited leg room and a seat reclined onto your dinner tray? Airplane manufacturer Airbus has come up with an answer: Jam an 11th seat into economy-class rows of the A380, the world’s largest passenger jet, for a 3-5-3 seat configuration.

According to Flightglobal, an aviation website, a mock-up of this new 11-abreast seat configuration will be shown at an aircraft interiors trade show in April. The website reports that an aircraft leasing company is eager to get it into the hands of airlines worldwide.

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