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Standing room only - coming soon to an airline near you?

Old Apr 24th, 2006, 11:18 PM
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Standing room only - coming soon to an airline near you?

Airbus has been quietly pitching the standing-room-only option to Asian carriers, though none has agreed to it yet. Passengers in the standing section would be propped against a padded backboard, held in place with a harness, according to seating experts who have seen a proposal

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/...ness/seats.php
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 06:34 AM
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Good grief what's next? Hang passengers from ceiling in staggered rows over seats?
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 08:58 AM
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What about putting people in the cargo area? That might be a solution for the "people of size."
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 09:05 AM
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They should just take out all of the seats and we can lie on top of one another.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 09:09 AM
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NY Times has a drawing of this. I don't know if it is funny or scary.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 09:15 AM
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If we go with Wally's idea, there will be a lot of new members joining the mile high club.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 09:58 AM
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I will fly standing only if they wrap me up as a mummy. Then I can start my own "the mummy returns" series.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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Here's another thread on this :

http://fodors.com/forums/threadselec...Curt&fid=1
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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If they're really serious, you can get a lot of carcasses into a meat locker, and boarding would be much quicker with the rail.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 12:25 PM
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Wouldn't it be faster and more efficient to take a cargo container approach and pre-load people into containers at check-in and then load them onto the plane with a crane. Those needing to make the same connection could be loaded into the same container.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 12:31 PM
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Hey, there's an idea gail, just treat us like luggage!! But wouldn't they sometimes have a problem with lost passengers? I've had lost luggage so many times, I wouldn't dare risk this class of travel.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 01:01 PM
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Oh, no, I don't want to be treated like luggage: tossed and squished! But then... I can decorate myself any way I want, markers and belts and all that.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 01:05 PM
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I don't mind being the "lost luggage" as long as I end up someplace nice and return first class, preferably after a week!
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 01:20 PM
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Packing us into containers/luggage isn't such a bad idea. We could buy a cheap ticket to one place and then "accidentally" label the containers to where we REALLY want to go! Free vacations to anywhere in the world!!!
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Be honest - how many of you have fantasized about jumping on the luggage carousel - either for a ride or to see what is on the other side or, too often, to find out where the hell your luggage is.

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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 03:06 PM
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Now that I think about it, my luggage has taken some very nice trips that I've never been on. But it didn't stay AWOL for very long before it was tracked down and brought home.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 03:16 PM
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Remember, there was a thread on US board about a woman who checked in her suitcase and it was lost? No?

Now let me remind you, she had an artificial leg in that suitcase, and her niece tried to locate it.

Will that woman be required to stand like others or that poor dear will have to pay more for sitting?
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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here is the link

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...p;tid=34753901
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 03:19 PM
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Maybe a one-legged person could reserve a space near the wall so she can lean.
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Old Apr 25th, 2006, 04:45 PM
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Faina,
I guess she'd have to reserve the "bulk head leaning wall".
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