Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Hmm. How can we make air travel even LESS appealing?

Just. Go. To. Hell.
The airlines have come up with a new answer to an old question: How many
passengers can be squeezed into economy class?A lot more, it turns out,
especially if an idea still in the early stage should catch on:
standing-room-only "seats."

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

4 comments:

Peter Taylor said...

And you people have the gall to question why I refuse to fly.

Joshua Trupin said...

The problems with this plan are 1. you have to strap infants down too, and 2. When you crash into the sea, you end up getting waterboarded.

metamerist said...

It's only a matter of time before they hand you a couple of low-grade rum runners and stuff you in a high school gym locker.

Jon said...

If they recline the boards, I'm in.