It sure would be nice to see brighter colors than such staid and somber slate grey seats and pale grey sidewalls. I remember how warm and inviting airplane cabins were back in the seventies. Even Alaska – when they introduced the 727-200s – had bright and welcoming orangish/red seats that were well padded and extremely comfortable. Most of these next generation leather seats are rock hard by comparison. Life sure would be easier if I’d been born thirty years later and had never experienced domestic U.S. flying at its best back then.