A Brief History of the Airline Seat

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Wed, May 25th, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you thought today's economy class sucked -- especially if you have legs and nowhere to put them -- take a look at this brief timeline on the airline seats put together by Samantha Michaels on Concierge.com. See the above image? That's a wicker chair from one of the first passenger planes from almost 100 years ago.

And although things did improve, they didn't by much -- it turns out that the standard aluminium-frame seat, still in use today, dates as far back as the 1950s.

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