Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Now this oughtta be interesting...

As if airplane flights weren't cramped enough already...

April 25, 2006

One Day, That Economy Ticket May Buy You a Place to Stand


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.

Problem is, I think they're actually serious.

(Filed under weird stuff)