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People Across The Internet Have Jokes About Southwest Airlines' Newly Unveiled Seat Design

Early this month, Southwest Airlines excitedly shared a look at their new plane interiors, which they say feature an updated cabin design, larger overhead bins, in-seat power ports, and a revamped seat design.

TikTok: Southwest Airlines / Via tiktok.com

Part of the unveiling came in the form of a now-viral TikTok that didn't quite receive the reaction Southwest may have been looking for. In the video, which has been viewed about 9.3 million times since posting, the airline reminds potential customers of what the seats on their planes used to look like...

"The plane interior you see..."
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...and here is the upgraded interior passengers can expect.

"The upgraded interior coming next year"
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In the comment section of the video, some people noted how nice it'll be to have a place to set their phones and tablets.

Screenshot from the Southwest Airline TikTok
TikTok: Southwest Airlines / Via tiktok.com

However, the overwhelming majority of responses centered around the seats and how they appear relatively thin.

Screenshot from the Southwest Airline TikTok
TikTok: Southwest Airlines / Via tiktok.com

Like, thin, thin.

Screenshot from the Southwest Airline TikTok
TikTok: Southwest Airlines / Via tiktok.com

People called the seats skinny...

"Ozempic seats"
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...joking that they appear to be "one ply."

"Those seats are 1 ply"
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And this led many to question the comfortability. One person wrote, "So we get thinner, more uncomfortable seats with a heart on it."

"So we get thinner, more uncomfortable seats with a heart on it"
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Another seemingly sarcastically said, "I've always wondered when airlines would start catering to people like us who enjoy relaxing on slates of granite."

"I've always wondered when airlines would start catering to people like us who enjoy relaxing on slates of granite."
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There were even comparisons to lawn chairs.

"We are getting lawn chairs!"
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The new design left viewers confused.

"What I'm seeing is rockhard seats"
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They questioned whether the seats are truly an improvement...

"Are the improvements on board with us?"
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...and suggested the price of a flight in those seats may be worth less than the previous layout. "Will the prices [be] going down in proportion with the reduction of cushioning," someone commented.

"Will the prices being going down in proportion with the reduction of cushioning?"
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Brimming with shade, a lot of people said this was the "best Delta ad [they've] ever seen."

"The best Delta ad I've seen"
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*Aggressively books a Delta flight*
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"You just earned yourself a Delta customer"
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"I just booked with Delta !"
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So basically, the new design seems to have completely backfired.

"The way this has completely backfired"
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BuzzFeed reached out to Southwest Airlines for comment on the response their new design received. We'll update you if we hear back. 

What do you think of the new seats? Let us know in the comments.