Welcome to Air Gini. On this flight, the seats are laid out to match income distribution in the U.S. Suffice it to say, you’re not sitting anywhere near first class.
The space on a regular plane, of course, is already divided unequally. The seats with more space up front in first and business class have more space per person than those in the sitting back in cattle class. But Kieran Healy’s Air Gini retrofits an Airbus A330-300 so that the space allocated to each class reflects the share of income earned by the people in its seats.