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New plane seats give 23 inches of leg space

September 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new airplane seat design aimed at fitting more passengers on planes offers only 23 inches of separation between rows.Named the Sky Rider, the new seat resembles a saddle on a horse.

It will be unveiled at an aircraft interiors conference in Long Beach mid September.

The Italian company that designed it says some airlines in the United States are interested in the idea .

Fares would be lower, but more people could be squeezed onto a plane.

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