New 'Cozy Seat' to Create Cocoon for Coach Passengers

Posted April 23, 2008 by Zak Patten

Cozy_seat_2 With airlines wringing money out of passengers like water from rain-soaked wool socks, it was most encouraging to stumble upon Delta's plan to create new, more commodious airplane seats for coach class.

What? No more feedlot fun with 200 of your closest strangers? No more olfactory guessing games about which of my seatmates had the onion soup for lunch? No more need to request an annulment from the guy in the middle seat if I want to use the bathroom?

According to dvice, the new seats are called "fixed cocoons" and will be installed in Delta's Boeing 767 and 777 economy-class sections by 2010. The unique shape and position of these seats will let you rest your head to the side without fear of drooling on your neighbor's shoulder. The staggering of the seats means the dude behind you won't be tempted to employ the Knee Defender to counter your recline. Heck, there's even a footrest, not to mention space for all to exit.

This might just be the best news to come out of the airline industry since JetBlue started offering DirecTV.

(Photo: dvice.com)

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Reader Comments

for the first time I'm actually excited to be on an airplane

Posted on January 17, 2009 at 03:51 PM by Coach

Great as long as there is enough room for those of us that are hippier!!!

Posted on February 03, 2010 at 09:14 AM by Debra Wright

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