A Whole New Way To Stand - I Mean Fly
The design of airliners and passenger seating has taken a new turn. As we all know, the business of commercial air travel has gone through great lengths recently to retain their passengers without pissing them off too much. It's no wonder, with all the fees and extra charges that make most flyers cringe.
It seems now that there is talk about allowing passengers to purchase airline tickets at phenomenally low rates - only if they are willing to stand on the flight.
The new seating would be confined to the last few rows of the plane where standers would be strapped in for take-off and landing. Not only would this cause the design of these seats to change, and allow more passengers, it would redefine how planes are designed. Airlines could cram a lot more passengers on their flights, which would be good for their bottom line, but I'm not sure how the "bottom" line of those passengers would do.
This type of seating would be mainly for flights of an hour or so in duration so the standing passengers wouldn't be forced to stand too long. The seats would be extremely cheap, less than $20 (maybe even $10), and may appeal to business travelers who take day trips. I don't know, but I think it may cause more harm than good. After all, where would they put their peanuts and cocktail?
Whatever you think, this may be where the notion of air travel is going.