No one (or nearly no one) likes sitting in the middle seat on a plane. Not only is there the constant debate over which armrest belongs to which passenger, but you also have no control over what your fellow passengers may do when they’re asleep. Start-up company Molon Labe Seating is working on a new seat design with hopes to improve the experience of sitting (or being stuck) in the middle seat.
Known as the S1 design, the row of three economy seats is arranged with the seats staggered, where the middle seat is positioned slightly behind and below the other two seats. Moving the middle seat back adds a few inches of extra space, allowing the occupant extra shoulder room, with a base width three to five inches wider than the standard width of 18 inches.
The armrests on the S1 seat vary in height: the front part of the rest is raised slightly higher and in line with passengers in the window and aisle seats while the back part of the armrest is lower, catering to the passenger in the lower middle seat.
These new seats were certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in June and could be implemented in short-haul aircraft by spring 2020. Two airlines signed on to install the seats, but the airlines will not be revealed until a later date.
Travelers are already savvy about keeping trash out of oceans and focused on our rising shorelines. But according to MarineSafe, sunscreen is one of the biggest and permanent polluters to our oceans. The common sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic to coral reefs and other marine life. The chemicals are shown to cause coral bleaching that ultimately leaves the coral vulnerable to infection and malnourished. Of course, sunscreen isn’t the only source of pollution in our oceans, but is quickly escalating into a crisis.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
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All modern-day phones are equipped with flight mode, which flight attendants politely remind us to switch to before a plane takes off. But some airlines allow the use of certain smartphone functions even when the plane is in the air. Here’s how to know when and how you can use your phone during a flight.
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Protein is an essential nutrient to keep the body running on your travels. Packing it in can be a problem. Most of us get our protein from meat, which doesn’t exactly travel well. Here are a few ways to get your daily dose of muscle enhancement while on the go.