According to stories on the BBC and Daily Mail websites this week, Knee Defenders™ are apparently a new must-have travel accessory to keep ‘recliners’ at bay. Whilst other airlines are now banning the controversial gadgets, we have a simpler solution – knee-free, non-reclining aircraft seats.
The ergonomic seats launched in May this year in response to customer feedback; reclining seats were deemed unnecessary and a bone of contention on short-haul flights. Using modern design principles and light-weight materials, we have been able to increase legroom within a seat pitch and reduce fuel emissions.
Our customers’ in-flight experience is of the utmost importance to us. Tim Williamson, Director of Customer Experience and Marketing says: “Knee Defenders™ may seem quite drastic, but reclining seats was a real bugbear for our customers. We listened and the feedback was that reclining on short-haul flights is just not necessary.”
“The new ergonomic non-reclining design gives our customers far more “living space” than traditional seats, without the fear of the person in front impinging on their personal space,” he said.
The new seat design also includes an innovative tablet holder for the technology savvy holidaymaker, an aviation first.
“The innovative tablet holder also enables our customers to create their own personal in-flight entertainment system. At the beginning of this month we launched MPlayer; a personal inflight entertainment service. MPlayer allows our customers to connect to the on-board wireless network via their own iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. There they can access a wide range of free and pay-to-access in-flight entertainment content,” Tim said.
What do you think about the idea of non-reclining seats? We’d love to see your comments below