By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
Sometimes while sitting on airplanes -- especially during long ramp delays or long trans-continental or international flights -- we passengers have a lot of time to think about the environment: so many people sharing space (and so little true comfort) on board an aluminum tube speeding (when all works correctly) through the air to a common destination. Relationships are formed, germs are spread, and invariably relaxation suffers -- too often by design.
This article caught my eye today because of its novelty and because it's a great example of American innovation -- taking an existing design and trying to make it better. This would be a revolutionary concept -- isn't it worth trying on a test aircraft or two?
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