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Business News/ News / World/  Flights to have double-decker seats: Hilarious reactions come in; jokes do rounds on social media

Originally a college project in 2021, Alejandro Núñez Vicente’s Chaise Longue Airplane Seat prototype gained widespread attention after being nominated for the esteemed 2021 Crystal Cabin Awards. 

Encouraged by the positive response, the talented 23-year-old aeroplane seat designer devoted himself entirely to transforming his vision into a tangible reality, pausing his master's degree and investing his time, money and efforts into refining his design.

Now, at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany, Núñez Vicente is proudly showcasing an updated version of his controversial Chaise Longue. Despite encountering resistance from those resistant to change, he remains undeterred, believing that people will gradually come to appreciate and accept his innovative concept with time.

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Núñez Vicente's hard work and dedication have yielded significant progress, securing sponsorships, partnership deals and ongoing discussions with major industry players. These developments have reinforced his belief that his double-level aeroplane seat has the potential to shape the future of economy flying.

Embracing the maxim that "there's no such thing as bad publicity", Núñez Vicente welcomes the debates sparked by his concept. Initial resistance often accompanies novel ideas and views it as an opportunity to refine and further develop his design, He told CNN Travel.

With his sights set on transforming the passenger experience, Núñez Vicente continues to work tirelessly towards bringing his vision to life. While the road ahead may be challenging, his dedication and growing industry support suggest that the future of air travel could be more comfortable and efficient than ever before.

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The odd design has, however, called for hilarious responses on social media. Many are asking questions, which may seem legitimate but hysterical for sure.

“Can’t wait for someone to fart directly into my face," says one user. “I can't wait for airlines to charge extra for a fart-guard," says another.

“As someone who eats a LOT of protein and protein shakes... I'm unsure if it's my duty to humanity to never use one of these or to just start flying across country for fun," comes from another.

Another user says, “If planes will be designed like that in the future, I'd prefer to walk and / or row a boat to wherever I need to go." “Now I can spill my drink on me and the stranger below me!" there goes another.

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Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak Mukhopadhyay, who also goes by the name Sounak Mukherjee, has been producing digital news since 2012. He's worked for the International Business Times, The Inquisitr, and Moneycontrol in the past. He's also contributed to Free Press Journal and TheRichest with feature articles. He covers news for a wide range of subjects including business, finance, economy, politics and social media. Before working with digital news publications, he worked as a freelance content writer.
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Updated: 07 Jun 2023, 12:15 PM IST
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