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Itsy bitsy teenie weenie. . . airline seat

As far as I can tell, USA TODAY was first to report this story:

The SkyRider isn't headed for an airplane cabin just yet. But its designer, Aviointeriors, an aircraft seat design firm based in Latina, Italy, says several airlines, including some in the U.S., have expressed interest.

"We feel extremely confident that this concept will ... have great appeal to airlines for economic purposes," says Dominique Menoud, director general of Aviointeriors Group.

No thanks, airlines. I'd prefer the Emirates First Class cabin in a new Airbus 380, as we discussed last week in A shower in the sky.

Update 1:59 p.m. ET: MSNBC TV's Tamron Hall spoke to Charlie Leocha of the Consumer Travel Alliance about these seats. There are more pictures and more information in this video clip.