Private pod seating in business class?

European designers have come up with a super cool new business class seat idea: Stacked pods or “capsules” that offer privacy AND a 76″ true flat bed for sleeping. (Link to full article here from TerminalU.)

Right now it’s just a concept, but it’s a good one and makes me hopeful for the future of good sleep on overnight transoceanic flights. What do you think? Would you book a private pod for your next business trip? 

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2 Responses to Private pod seating in business class?

  • scott says:

    Makes me feel claustrophobic just looking at it!

  • JK says:

    At first glance, the design reminds me of those Pan Am rockets shuttling passengers to the orbiting space station in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The design doesn’t work for me, on a few issues:
    1) how the heck do you get in and out of the seats? Both upper and lower seats would be difficult.
    2) where’s the beloved overhead storage bin - or any storage, for that matter?
    3) I can just see the flight attendant unions objecting to having to bend down to serve a meal to someone in the lower seats.

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