its a good idea for friends/family. its the same set up as a table at a restaurant. but for strangers? very, very bad idea.
So you guys have never been on a train or a bus?
What's next? Saran wrapping passengers and stacking them up like tuna?
Put irritated people in psychological confrontational position plus the bonus of getting to play footsie.
This is club seating...many VIP interiors look like this.
I've flown in on a plane with this seats arrangement before.. It was at the exit.
This is the setup for Indonesia long range train (say 13 to 16 hour). Bad when you got noisy/messy passenger with you, but good when the other side is atleast good looking or just mind their own business.