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Airlines are excited about new 23-inch seats. How about you?


If you thought space was tight on your last flight, wait until you see the latest "ultra high density" SkyRider seating designed by Italian company AvionInteriors.


The seats have passengers nearly standing upright, but tucked back into shallow, angled "saddle-type" seats. They take up 25 percent less room than traditional seating, meaning airlines can pack more seats--and more people--onto planes. As a result, passengers will have just seven inches of space between their face and the back of the seat in front of them.


The airlines promise the extra seating will help them cut costs, which will allow them to pass savings on to customers. How low would a ticket price have to be for you to sign on with an airline using the SkyRiders?


---Samantha Maziarz Christmann


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