Is this the future of airline travel? According to Airbus, it is. And it's horrifying.

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Airbus recently patented a system to jam even more passengers into an airplane. They call it "a seating device comprising a forward-foldable backrest." You'll call it "worse than a bus." Here's how the seating system works. The full patent can be found here: http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/originalDocument?CC=US&NR=2014159444A1&KC=A1&FT=D&ND=3&date=20140612&DB=EPODOC&locale=en_EP

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Is this the future of airline travel? According to Airbus, it is. And it's horrifying.

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