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Standing Room Only Air Travel?

July 3rd, 2009 Comments off

A low-fare carrier in China wants to squeeze 40% more passengers on its planes by offering tickets that don’t come with a seat.  They will sell these tickets for less than those for seated passengers so it could be a win-win for the airline and consumers, but I wonder what the practical limit is for flight length on something like this.  Also, I’m not sure what the safety considerations are but they do mention that standing passengers will still be belted in somehow.  Interesting to see where this goes…

Airline To Ask To Stand Passengers In Aisle. SKY News. Monday June 29, 2009