Brilliant, says Airbus! But we need the “under the seat in front” for our poor feet!

The battle between your legroom and your carry-on is over, crows Airbus after awarding a contest prize to a group of students from the University of Hong Kong.

For years, passengers on planes have had to grapple not only with tight overhead compartments, but also with shoving their carry-ons below the seats in front of them: sacrificing precious foot space.

The concept for their invention, a pop-up compartment that stows under airline seats and serves as a personal storage hold, won a contest held by aircraft manufacturer Airbus, and it could — maybe, possibly — end up on planes around the world.

To us, the solution to more legroom would not be adding pop-up devices to our existing legroom. What say you?

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