Double-Decker Seats: The Future of Airplane Travel

People using new Zephyr double-decker style airplane seat design

Photo courtesy of Zephyr Aerospace

Stepping onto an airplane is going to look a lot different after the coronavirus subsides. Aircraft are going to be completely redesigned for the health and safety of their passengers. One of the latest aircraft seat designs is the double-decker seat. The Zephyr Seat is offering economy-class riders upgraded comfort and privacy. Learn more about the future of airplane travel from the experts at our aircraft dispatcher school in Fort Lauderdale.

New Airplane Seat Design

More and more designers are coming up with new aircraft solutions for air travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As passengers express more concern for their health and safety, designers are trying to find solutions. The Zephyr Seat designer, Jeffrey O’Neill, told CNN his seats could be a game-changer when it comes to air travel.1

Economy airplane cabins are going to be able to maintain the same number of seats without having to compromise space. You see, with these double-decker seats, there will be a 2-4-2 configuration that allows for so much more privacy than ever before. While most aircraft seats and airplane cabins included seats that were in a fixed upright position simply made it almost impossible to sleep or be comfortable. In fact, according to Zephyr Aerospace, sitting in an upright position forces unnatural postures over long periods of time and can damage health.2  

Upgrading your seat is not an option for a good majority of passengers. Premium economy seats provide a few extra inches of legroom, but without a lie-flat feature. Most travelers agreed they would rather be able to lie flat and rest rather than have lounge access, in-flight meals, and even being able to bring extra baggage.2  

The double-decker seats by Zephyr Aerospace might be the solution to your air travel concerns. The Zephyr Seats introduce a social distancing compliant seat that won’t disrupt your flight while making flying safe again. Enjoy comfort and privacy in your individual airplane cabin as an Economy Class traveler. You can sit upright while extending your legs, lounge or even lie completely flat thanks to the double-decker seats.2

The Future of Airplane Travel

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the world, the future of airplane travel is still unclear. However, with new designs like the double-decker seats, the industry is traveling in the right direction when it comes to finding a solution to the concerns of air travelers.

The Zephyr Seats have come up with a solution that utilizes the space that already exists in aircraft between a standard seat and the overhead bins.1 The seats will have to go through extensive safety tests, which could potentially take roughly three years to complete. Although new airline seats are in the works, it might take years to implement these designs. For now, you must follow proper health and safety guidelines outlined by the CDC in your daily life as well as when you travel.

Sheffield School of Aeronautics is one of the oldest aviation training institutions in the United States, where you can take a flight dispatcher course and obtain your FAA dispatcher license. Sheffield has an outstanding reputation in the aviation industry, recognized for aircraft dispatcher training by companies like Delta, United, KLM, American, Virgin Australia, Cayman Airways, Shanghai/China Eastern, ExpressJet, Federal Express, UPS, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, United Technologies, Mobil Oil, Gulf Air, Atlantic Southeast, Comair, Mesaba, Horizon, American Trans Air, and many others. If you’re interested in becoming an aircraft dispatcher, contact us to get started: 954-581-6022.

Sources

  1. CNN – Is this double-decker seat the future of airplane travel?
  2. Republic – Zephyr Aerospace
This entry was posted in Airlines, News & Regulations, Travel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.
  • Contact Us

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Testimonials

    “Eric Morris is one of the most if not the most knowledgeable and experienced authorities on Aircraft Dispatching in the United States. He strives constantly to make the industry better.” DH sidebar DH
    “As a graduate of the aircraft dispatcher program at the Sheffield School of Aeronautics…My training was intense and thorough and furnished me with the requisite skills for performing my current job as a Flight Dispatch Supervisor.” N.S. Sidebar NS
    “These men represented the highest caliber of professionalism and integrity. The education I received from these gentleman has afforded me to be gainfully employed while having the opportunity to use the education received, all over this country, and more than a few others.” WG sidebar wg
    “I am a month into my new job at a airline coming out of reorganization, and am helping the training department by referencing the excellent and up to date course book provided to all Sheffield grads.” RW RW
    “If you want to be the best, first you need to be trained by the best!” P. Hill P.Hill – DHL
    “I am so glad they are like this because it made me a better dispatcher and I really appreciate their high standards. I would highly recommend Sheffield to anyone who is willing to study hard and is serious about obtaining a Dispatcher Certificate.” MC MC
    “This school came highly recommended by multiple past students and EVEN OTHERS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS. Reputation is fantastic from multiple companies that I have worked for.” A. – September 2020
    “now that I’ve been in an indoctrination class with students from other schools, I know I made the right choice with Sheffield.”   Kindest regards,  A.R.  All schools are created equal?! yeah…sure ;)
    “As a graduate of Sheffield School of Aeronautics I am a firm believer that I received the most thorough and well thought out aircraft dispatcher training available. I owe my position in the industry to Sheffield School of Aeronautics.” BF Sidebar BF
    “While touring my company’s dispatch department before I had my license our OCC manager pointed out that 7 of the 10 dispatchers on shift had come from Sheffield. The overall consensus was that Sheffield grads were able to hit the ground running as they were better prepared.” K.O. Sidebar K.O.
    “My experience at Sheffield and my exposure to other aircraft dispatchers that did not go to Sheffield has resulted in an awareness of the superior depth and quality of the training provided by the Sheffield instructors.” CD Sidebar CD
    “I entered my profession, with more knowledge and information than dispatchers who have been practicing their craft for more than ten years. Not only has Sheffield provided a top notch education, but they have also instilled in me the confidence to succeed.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ
    “I wanted to tell you I got the job offer from Expressjet, and start next month! I think a couple others from class were hired as well. It just shows the Sheffield reputation when I see graduates from other schools complaining that they can’t get an interview – I wasn’t even back home to Minneapolis […] Dan Gustafson
    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
    “Going to Sheffield prepared me for the real world challenges of Aircraft Dispatching. I certainly believe that the method Sheffield used is one not only for success in a real world career, but also one that prepares students to correctly dispatch aircraft.” T.Z. Sidebar TZ
  • Online Catalog

    Sheffield Flight Dispatch Training Catalog

  • Connect