In the ever on-going airlines–in-the-news saga now we have from New Zealand: SkyCouches! Yes. Couch style seating where you and your very thin partner or two tiny children can cozy up during a long flight.
So it isn’t beyond comprehension to create bed style seating for people to lie together during flight but suggesting that an aircraft might stop reducing seat pan size or (heavens forbid!) actually INCREASE the hip-space allocated and drop a few seats is preposterous!
I think this sort of idea; one rejected in the process to create this new sky bed (Sorry, Sky Couch), would be fabulous for seating. Offered as a slightly more expensive seat than usual but with the larger seatpan yet not with the ties to “business class” currently in place such a set of wider or (gasp!) even more comfortable seating would likely sell out pretty quickly if offered at a fair price and not the 1.75 cost that a person who “needs” two seats would be “graciously” offered by some. But then again if I’m trying to argue that airlines do anything for the comfort of their passengers to ensure their future loyalty rather than for the appeal of quickly increasing revenue perhaps I’m barking up the wrong avian tree.