If the window seat doesn’t cut it for you when flying, how about a roof seat? The SkyDeck, designed by aerospace engineering firm Windspeed Technologies, puts luxury seats on top of aircraft and offers 360-degree views.
Passengers could access the SkyDeck via a staircase or elevator, and would be able to see out the top of the cabin through a transparent bubble canopy that protrudes from the fuselage.
SkyDeck’s developers say it could work on both private and commercial planes. It can be installed in a variety of aircraft, from small executive jets to wide-bodies. The teardrop shape of the apparatus will not interfere with an aircraft’s tail performance, according to the company, but will affect fuel consumption because of the added weight.