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CHICAGO — If you thought you were too close to your neighbors on an airplane, think again.

An airline seat maker applied for a patent to reconfigure the seats on airplanes making them even closer together.

The new seating arrangement would mean every other passenger in a row is facing toward the back of the plane. And if you’re in the middle seat, you’ll be making eye contact with your fellow passengers.

To make things easier, seats would flip up when a passenger stands.

The hexagon seat design would increase the number of passengers who can fit on a typical plane by up to 80 people.