Are you a person that loves flying or hates flying? If you already dislike it, the patents in the linked article are bound to make your experience even worse. Although some of the included patents are aimed at improving flying conditions, the majority of the patents are for strange new seating patterns that could potentially decrease flight cost.
The above patent illustration is from Airbus. Imagine having to board your plane if it were laid out in this configuration! Although the idea was patented, it is not very likely that it will ever actually be introduced, as "all aircraft types must pass emergency evacuation tests."
Although a strange design, think about how this patent could revolutionize the future if it were improved! This is the basis of patents. Patents protect intellectual property that could potentially revolutionize the future and that is why they are so important.