B767 design fault (feature?)

Date:         04 Jun 97 01:45:39 
From:         Pete Mellor <pm@csr.city.ac.uk>
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Returning with me on a BA B767 to LHR from a conference in Berlin,
my girl-friend was a bit miffed to discover that her seat had no
foot-rest. (She is somewhat vertically challenged, and finds that
having her feet dangling several inches from the floor does
little to add to the comfort of flying.)

Thinking she had a defective seat, I did a quick check. All the
middle seats in the centre block were minus foot-rest. All other
seats had one. (We're talking economy class here!)

Can anyone shed any light on this bizarre design decision?

Peter Mellor, Centre for Software Reliability, City University, Northampton
Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK. Tel: +44 (171) 477-8422, Fax: +44 (171) 477-8585
E-mail: p.mellor@csr.city.ac.uk