Standing-Room-Only "seats" on Airlines

Apr 25th, 2006, 11:17 AM
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I would do it, if the flight wasn't too long. I don't like sitting in coach seats anyway, and I immediately get up and stand in the aisle whenever I'm allowed.

But if they cram so much more people onto the plane, where will their luggage go? Is there a weight problem, with more people and more luggage? I don't know about the logistics of doing it.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 11:19 AM
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Well, it was only proposed for short trips (not 8 hour trips across huge oceans), but if the price were right, I would go for it.

As long, of course, that I was able to unlock the harness and move about after the seatbelt light was turned off.

I liken it to standing up on a plane ride to Vegas or LA....if it makes the price of my ticket go to half, then I would go for it....
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Apr 25th, 2006, 11:20 AM
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Hmm. How much will they pay me?

A friend of mine flew Bulgarian airlines a few years ago. He swears he rode next to a pig.

Compared to some of the seat mates I have had, I think I would prefer the pig.

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Apr 25th, 2006, 11:20 AM
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What about childrens' seats? Babies in lap? Now it will be more "babes in lap"

Will they make 2 levels of standing children places? I hope not upside down!!

Monkey seats
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Apr 25th, 2006, 11:36 AM
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Here's the link to the NY Times article by the way.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/25/bu...=1&oref=slogin
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Apr 25th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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And of course the infamous "Vikings" post. Hilarious.

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Apr 25th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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I have been wondering for a while when this would be proposed. I think that airlines (actually, transportation in general) have really degenerated due to changes in market demand. it used to be that everyone was comfortable. Then they started to take away leg room, meaning that if you wanted comfort, you had to pay up the nose. It seems to be headed towards masochism. If you don't want to be in pain, you have to pay. The fact that they are even presenting the option is just ludicrous.

I am going to invent a fetal position chair and stack people on my planes.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 12:22 PM
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Where would a standing passenger put his/her carry-on luggage? Would I have to stand on it?
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Apr 25th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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ZIANA!!! Want to read something really funny? I mean REALLY funny, you'll laugh till you cry

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Apr 25th, 2006, 03:39 PM
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I was watching the news this morning and they showed an illustration of the new "standing room only seat. What is reminds me of is a baby strapped into a car seat. They have stooped to an all-time low to even think of doing something like this.

Do you think the CEO's of the airlines would fly in a standing-room-only seat? I highy doubt it. Maybe if they were squeezed into the cattle call section once in awhile they would see what they are forcing us to do.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 03:40 PM
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Wonder if ambien will help us sleep standing up?

And will leg room still be an issue? Gives airbus a whole new meaning.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:05 PM
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they can take that idea and place it where the sun does not shine
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:28 PM
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Well...gas prices are going up which means that more frills are going to be cut.
We'll probably soon hear that they're going to stop landing at all destinations : we'll have to bring our own parachutes and jump out at the announcement over the big speakers that we've arrived at __________"

Next thing you'll know is that they'll just strap us to a huge rubber band and fling us in the direction of where we wanna go!
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:36 PM
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good one, JAGIRL!
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:38 PM
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Absolutely outrageous. How many bodies can be safely carried on a plane, or is that a dumb question to ask?
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:44 PM
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JAGirl, we think alike. On my weekly shuttle run LGA-DCA, I've always had a joke that due to our short flights, we should 1-be slingshot to our destination or 2-be allowed to parachute out the plane upon reaching the DC area so the plane can continue on to a real destination.

The landings would certainly be better than some I've experienced on these rides!
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:47 PM
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Oh, my fine print to the shuttle airlines:

I'm kidding about the parachutes and slingshots. Don't get any wise ideas!

Your devoted frequent flyer.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:48 PM
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[Sigh.]

Why didn't that AAL leg room thing work?
Bad timing (9/11)?
Didn't get the anticipated load factors?
Greed?
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:53 PM
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I would stand up, on a flight of 55 minutes or under... if I could arrive at the airport at 12 minutes or less before departure - - like I used to be able to do.

Best wishes,

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Apr 25th, 2006, 06:57 PM
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I would do it, just for the experience; if you had a travel companion, you could switch off every now and then. What if you had a 6 hour flight and you could save $600 off regular coach ? I'd stand around for $100 an hour anytime!
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