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I've came across on youtube a new design for stacking passengers in an airplane cabin, that looks at first sight interesting.

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What would be the advantages and drawbacks of such a design? Why this is not common in today's airplanes?

Note: I cross-posted this question on aviation stack exchange too, as I wanted to get both technical / social feedback.

closed as off-topic by Calchas, Karlson, hippietrail, blackbird, CMaster Aug 17 '16 at 17:20

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    Related – blackbird Aug 17 '16 at 15:51
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    I think this probably makes a great question on Aviation Stack Exchange, but I'm not so sure about the fit here. I think any discussion of the advantages and drawbacks of the design is heavily dependent on the technical feasibility, which this community doesn't have the knowledge to answer. – user35890 Aug 17 '16 at 15:55
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a completely hypothetical question seeking opinions about seating layout design. – Calchas Aug 17 '16 at 16:05
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    Advantages and drawbacks is a discussion. It's not a "one right answer" question. Great question for a regular forum but not for Stack Exchange which is not a regular forum. – hippietrail Aug 17 '16 at 17:00
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    I started a met topic about this. Erm a meta question? A meta thread? I'm not sure if it's on-topic but it's about a topic within Stack Exchange's scope: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/283559 – hippietrail Aug 18 '16 at 5:06
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I speak only as a frequent flyer who once worked for an airline, not an aircraft designer.

The main point of contention with such a design will the be the trade-off between the extra passenger capacity and apparently significantly weight of those structures.

As as Business Class passenger, I would find those compartments quite confining. The current prevailing herring-bone layout is cramped enough.

  • Downvote because? I'd rather correct any issues, totally unwarranted. – Johns-305 Aug 17 '16 at 23:35
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    You don't participate in the voting system. Why do you care about other people's votes when you don't vote yourself? – Berwyn Aug 18 '16 at 3:57

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