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  • Resolving the 'elbow war'
  • Resolving the 'elbow war'
    Claudine Zap ©

Resolving the 'elbow war'

From the lack of legroom, to irritating reclining seats  the misery of airline travel in economy-class is endless. As the amount of inflight personal space shrinks to cram more people onto planes, the biggest battle in the sky is where two seats meet. The Paperclip Armrest aims to provide a solution to the misery of ‘elbow wars’.



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