In the latest and greatest way for airlines to bend you over and stick it in dry (they call it trying to make a profit) it was announced today that some airlines are looking into seats that only give you 23 inches of leg room.  And the added bonus is, the seats are not really seats at all.  They are quasi saddles. 

I swear, these things look like amusement park cast off. 

“Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle,” Dominique Menoud, director general of Aviointeriors Group told USA Today.

Sorry Dominique, let us be the first to call bullshit on this one.  As if flying wasn’t already one of the most uncomfortable things to do unless you are a 120 pound woman, I can’t imagine anyone signing on for this type of seat for more than hour, let alone eight.  

Thanks to for the story.