Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Steerage Class

What next? For meals you give 'em a bowl and they have to go beg from first class?

The Raw Story | NYT: Airbus proposes planes without seats

The airlines have come up with a new answer to an old question: How many passengers can be squeezed into economy class? the New York Times begins on Tuesday page ones... Excerpts:

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 has 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.
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