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Save Money - Fly Standing Up

pickens (49171) writes | more than 3 years ago

Transportation 2

pickens (49171) writes "Fox News reports that an Italian aircraft interiors company is proposing a new semi-standing 'seating' configuration that airlines could use to create a 'basic' class to maximize passenger count and profits, while lowering ticket prices. The company, Aviointeriors, says that its SkyRider chairs could be stacked together with only 23 inches of legroom between them — compared to the 31 inch minimum now typically found in coach. Earlier this year, Michael O'Leary, the CEO of Irish budget airline Ryanair, said that he was considering adding similar seats and also considering creating a true standing room area. Ryan says that the standing room area would use handrails like those found on a train or bus. "The argument against it is that if there’s ever a crash, people will be injured," says O'Leary. "If there's ever a crash, the people in the sit-down seats will be injured, too.""
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I got a crazy idea! (1)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 3 years ago | (#33571148)

Its called LETTING PEOPLE BE COMFORTABLE.

Now I'll patent it, since clearly nobody in the airline buisiness has thought about this.

In case of crash (1)

i ate my neighbour (1756816) | more than 3 years ago | (#33571948)

"If there's ever a crash, the people in the sit-down seats will be injured, too."

And standing passengers have a huge advantage: they can brace for impact by using others as airbags!

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