The Airplane Armrest Problem Solver Ends Elbow Wars!
Simple is often the best design, and the Soarigami portable armrest extender and divider is a great example of just that. At first glance, it looks like a paper airplane… thin, sleek and lightweight (8 ounces) … but the designers have put a great deal of thought into the origami-inspired design over several years before launching it this summer.
Soarigami works on most airplane seat armrests, doubling the usable space. It is also a lifesaver for bus trips and even movie theaters. Made from recyclable plastic and leatherette parts (not paper), it clamps firmly onto an existing armrest with screws that adjust the width to accommodate a large range of armrest sizes. It is U.S. Federal Aviation Authority approved, and has been voted as the most innovative product of the skies by over 200 airlines at the International Air Transport Association.
While most seat mates are intrigued by the product and want to try it out, there is a protocol that is likely to lead to acceptance even by the most seasoned skeptic. Before installing it, ask your neighbor politely if it is OK to use the armrest extender. If they really don’t want to use it, then feel free to claim the existing armrest for the whole trip, fair and square!
Images courtesy of Soarigami.