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Dividers in This New Plane Seat Design Ensure Both Privacy and Social Distance

The latest seat solution for social distancing up in the air hopes to help airlines grappling with how to resume some semblance of normal operations as travelers contemplate flying again following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The seat design, called Interspace Lite and made by aerospace manufacturer Safran and transportation technology company Universal Movement, features a curved design over the middle seat that separates people sitting in the aisle and window and renders the middle seat unusable. Unlike other designs, the barrier isn't clear so you can’t see your fellow passenger.

The seat design “is a great innovation for privacy of passengers, even more so in the post-Covid-19 travel environment that’s ahead of us,” Quentin Munier, the EVP of strategy & innovation at Safran Seats, toldTravel + Leisure in a statement.

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