Standing room only

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  1. flyer4703

    flyer4703 Member

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    From New York Times

    April 25, 2006
    One Day, That Economy Ticket May Buy You a Place to Stand
    By CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT
    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.

    No more arugments to recline or not to recline

    Link to article.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/25/business/25seats.html?ei=5094&en=807cafd0afecec8b&hp=&ex=1146024000&partner=homepage&pagewanted=print

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  2. bfmi

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    stackem and rackem

    I've always thought about a full sleeper aircraft configuration (for long haul) - layout similar to ship or submarine bunks. They could have 2 or 3 persons vertically (area for doubles - new style of mile high club!).

    Another area could do an eating area so you can sit up for meal rotations.
     
  3. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    I hope no-one tells Jetstar
     
  4. JohnK

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    Hmmm. No recliners. :)

    Great news. :shock: More people will line up for an economy seat.
     
  5. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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    sounds like a ride at dreamworld ...
     
  6. straitman

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    JohnK,

    You must be euphoric at the thought :!:

    :roll: 8) :D :p
     
  7. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Yes. Almost as good as Yada Yada's solution of bolting seats in economy so that they don't recline!
     
  8. serfty

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    flyer4703,

    You might like to try the URL syntax for this web site that is quite long:

    ... a Place to Stand
     
  9. one9

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    JohnK will be happy at a quote from the article.

    Quote from the article:
    "...Indeed, it is possible to have it both ways: more comfortable seats that are also more compact. For example, the latest economy-class seat from B/E Aerospace, called the ICON, allows the seat bottom to move forward when the seat is reclined, so that it does not steal legroom from the passenger behind it. It also incorporates better ergonomic designs now typically found in the business-class cabin..."
     
  10. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I think he did but somehow the syntax was wrong! If you notice at end of his post there is a "[/url]" left over.
     
  11. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    When I saw the subject "standing room only" I thought the post would have been about the Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne QCs at 6pm on a weekday!
     
  12. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    Or Perth QP on monday mornings.
     
  13. Groundfeeder

    Groundfeeder Active Member

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    JohnK
    I'm sure this upright stance will catch on quickly when they announce the J class. This is where your backboard "reclines" so that your knees are bent.

    They forgot to add that pax are not strapped into their backboards on the aircraft - they are strapped in airside, stacked in rows, palleted and loaded by a forklift.

    Just wait ...
     
  14. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    Isn't that called Virgin Blue, but with more leg room.
     
  15. straitman

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  16. straitman

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    :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  17. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    Hey Bill (Straitman),

    What you doing here at 10pm on a friday night. My excuse is I am at CDG awaiting flight to JFK via LHR and its only 2.00. Bloody French AZERTY keyboards.

    Reggie
     
  18. straitman

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    Just getting in a few minutes when I'm able. It's a couple of days since I managed to look at the forums.

    It's 8.9 deg outside (Dew point 8.3 deg) with 96% humidity so should be really foggy in the morning. :roll: :roll:
     
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