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Welcome to "Mezzanine Seating," a new concept just patented by commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus, perhaps as a threat to the sky-going population that we complain too much about planes and it could always be worse. Amazingly, this may be worse than when airline seat manufacturers menaced us with honey-combed face-to-face seating.

The blonde guy on top looks like he's really enjoying looking at everyone's heads.
The blonde guy on top looks like he's really enjoying looking at everyone's heads.
US Patent Office

Although some are saying that the geometry of this plan would actually improve legroom while increasing the carrying capacity of the plane, in our guts we look at this and we know it is bad. Call us old-fashioned, but putting a line of butts in front of a line of faces is just not the start to a pleasant journey.

Sources: CNBC