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New airline seat design flips some seats backwards

The HD31 concept by Zodiac Seats

Zodiac Seats France, a manufacturer of passenger seats for the airline industry, has patented a design that flips the middle seat in the other direction.

What would it be like to face in the wrong direction during takeoff?

If a company's design ever comes to fruition, travelers could get their chance.

Zodiac Seats France, a manufacturer of passenger seats for the airline industry, has patented a design that flips the middle seat in the other direction.

The early reaction to the new design is hardly friendly. NPR compiled a few headlines throughout the country that included calling the new look a "nightmare" and "evil." 

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