2. Make New Friends With This Hexagon Configuration
This proposed arrangement from Zodiac Seats France may indeed be space-efficient, but it’s a nightmare for those of us who like a modicum of privacy while flying. These seats are arranged like interlocking Tetris blocks of alternating forward and backward facing seats. Yes, the middle seat is turned around 180 degrees to “increase cabin density” (code for “squish more of us in there”). Granted, this configuration seems to provide a bit more shoulder room, but the nightmarish result is having a seatmate literally in your face. It might be okay if you’re traveling with friends or family, but who wants that kind of awkward eye contact with a random stranger?