Airlines to Make Flying Even More Frustrating

Submitted by: xKiesix 6 years ago in
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2010-09-10-airlinestanding10_ST_N.htm?se=yahoorefer

UGH! Why not just stack us like Lincoln Logs?
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Male 678
i would rather be fed a sedative by this chick and just wake up in a few hours.
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Male 5,413
I only clicked because of the woman in the chair was cute.
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Female 124
Guys! I have the world`s best idea for revitalizing the dying airline economy!

23 inch seats!
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Female 187
i`m just gonna guess that they`re probably not gonna sell those in the US considering that a lot of people will never fit into those seats. ever. fat people have trouble as it is.
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Male 542
"We feel extremely confident that this concept will ... have great appeal to airlines"

I`m guessing the word "not" goes in that ellipsis?
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Female 676
The total confusion of humans and cattle is complete.
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Male 12,365
What they`re not telling you is that the seats vibrate.

If you pay extra.
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Male 12,365
[quote]why not sell tickets to the toilet and call it a "Private Cabin" ?[/quote]

Bargain, because then you could charge other passengers for using your private cabin.

Ryanair is going to charge passengers to use the toilet. Toilet, singular. Only one per plane. They`ve ripped the others out and replaced them with more seats. The only reason they haven`t done so yet is that they`re looking into the cheapest way to do it.

People rage at them, but their business model works. Tickets are dirt cheap...then you pay extra for buying a ticket by card (who buys plane tickets with cash?), for eating on the plane, for checking in luggage...but the only price they advertise is the cost of the ticket.
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Male 91
"The SkyRider could be its own class of seating," like peon, serf, indentured servant...
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Male 4,290
Flying is the only transportation medium where people are trying to advance the discomfort of the passengers rather than the comfort.
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Male 4,680
"The seat ... is like a saddle. Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle."

Using that same logic I can dump a load of crippled toddlers in the Sahara Desert and tell them that "If the nomads can survive, SO CAN YOU!"
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Male 275
that doesn`t seem so bad. I`d be happy to stand for an hour on a plane if it meant I could fly places for really cheap.
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Female 387
Well, let a carrier try it out and see how many passengers they lose.
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Male 1,178
I`d sit on that if it was for an hour or less. Especially if it saved me £20
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Female 412
"Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle"

Cowboys are used to riding 8 hours a day. I once rode for 4 hours and believe me, I had trouble walking the day after.

Get your minds out of the gutter, you know what I mean. ;)
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Male 176
@Gerry1of1 - Don`t give them ideas
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Male 582
"why not sell tickets to the toilet and call it a "Private Cabin?"

...BRILLIANT!!!
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Male 38,482
why not sell tickets to the toilet and call it a "Private Cabin" ?
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Male 582
The hop from PDX to Sea-Tac is about 45mins. This would be ok for that that sort of thing...IF it was cheap enough.
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Female 683
Not bad, depending on the price reduction.
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Female 582
Honestly, if the price was half, I would do it.

Maybe not for 4 hour flights, but 2 hours? No problem.
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Male 1,610
I hear you get a complimentary bottle of Preparation H with each flight.
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Male 5,194
This is for a little 10-20 minute commuter hop. If you get a significant price reduction it doesn`t look THAT bad.
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Male 1,266
Easier option - Ban fat people and shuffle together by the few extra inches they`re forced to keep everything apart for them... also lower the ticket costs as the average weight is reduced :)
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Male 774
I`d rather stand...
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Male 487
i saw this on the news the other day and couldn`t believe it... might as well moo as you`re hearded onto the plane.
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Male 1,920
"You bounce forward a little and you get jabbed right in the vag"

So it`s going to be like any other weekend?
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Male 1,920
Cattle Class
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Female 1,006
I hate airlines.
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Male 258
Riding horseback through the sky... I just had a Never-Ending Story flashback. I want to try it.
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Male 25,416
Its all about money, the more seats the more pasengers the more money!
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Male 15,510
Like if their service was good anyways!
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Female 3,598
ugh... let`s just make it even more unbearable... and the airlines wonder why they have to keep doing things to save money... it`s because nobody wants to friggin fly anyomore... because of poo like this and the terminals are even worse.
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Male 5,617
"why don`t they just nail up a poo load of butt plugs and stick us to the wall?"
"You bounce forward a little and you get jabbed right in the vag"
*deep breath, exhales through nose* I know that each of those was supposed to be bad but,
the imagery...
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Female 1,578
In other words, screw fat people.
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Female 1,077
"We feel extremely confident that this concept will ... have great appeal to airlines for economic purposes," says Dominique Menoud.

ellipsis is fishy.
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Male 163
why don`t they just nail up a poo load of butt plugs and stick us to the wall?
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Male 163
Soon they`ll have us row, like slaves on a viking ship....dibs on the drum beater seat!
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Male 1,378
sxephil did share this news
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Male 295
SORRY FATTIES!!!1

ps. they also forgot to attach catheters to the seats, cause getting off to take a leak is out of the question
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Male 436
I used to love flying but these days I can`t stand the entire process. If these seats ever go mainstream I`m staying home.
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Female 1,593
"The seat ... is like a saddle. Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle."

Yeah, last time I checked, the regular person flying isn`t a cowboy. Do you honestly think this will be comfortable to the regular person?
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Female 3,574
Have these people never been horseback riding? If you do not regularly ride a horse, riding one for 1-2 hours makes your lower half hurt for at least a day afterwards.
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Female 2,120
You bounce forward a little and you get jabbed right in the vag
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Female 1,181
well, i`m no cowboy, so i`m gonna pass.
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Male 4,793
Hmm... The world is getting fatter, so they make the seats smaller?

Makes perfect sense.
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Male 2,419
in addition to smashing your nuts, in the event of ANY turbulence you will be happy to know that you will simply be thrown from your seat because you are essentially leaning against a wall
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Male 240
lol, I`m sure glad I don`t fly very often.
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Male 265
Reminds me of a slaver`s ship.
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Male 156
Ryanair are going to get these.
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Female 385
what are tall or even just not short people supposed to do?
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Female 533
unless I`m at Great America or on a horse I do NOT want to be sitting in those chairs for hours at a time. Lets keep this idea overseas please
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Male 5,617
Don`t panic. No airline is buying that crap.

China is trying something like it but, you are more likely to find it on a train than a plane.
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Male 3,059
Absolutely NOT.

I will never fly on any airline that uses this type of seating on any of it`s equipment.
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Male 1,364
i dont have a problem with an uncomfortable seat, but im 6ft3. where do they think im going to put my legs?
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Female 1,682
....That looks so uncomfortable. I don`t even want to be on one of those for a 2 hours flight.
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Male 379
"Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle."

Ever hear of being saddle sore? Cowboys can do that because they do it almost every day. They`re used to it.
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Male 159
I`d rather just stand. Those look like they`d be more uncomfortable than standing.
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Male 12,365
Ryanair will snap this up as soon as it`s legal. Then they`ll charge you extra for arm rests.

Gotta love Ryanair. They`d charge you extra for breathing if they could.
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Male 3
Screw this! I wanna ride on the wing
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Male 2,893
`I`m never flying on a plane ever again.........
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Female 21
I think this is a great idea for short flights. I wouldn`t mind a seat like that if I`m just flying from St.Louis to Chicago. Its only a 2 hour flight. It would be cheaper and faster than driving.
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Female 302
Hah, seeing the pic in the article and reading about these stradle-like seats, all I could think was, "gee, I hope she doesn`t have a feminine odour issue..."
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Male 358
As long i can afford another seat, im totally ok with this.
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Male 1,287
[quote]"Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle."[/quote]

Too bad most people aren`t cowboys. 1st or business class for me, thanks.
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Female 1,537
This is a terrible idea.... specially if they start doing this to planes in america!

The airlines are going to constantly get sued by obese customers because they cant fit in the seats!
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Male 341
Once we have seats like this the demand for person aircraft will increase significantly
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Female 4,039
Guess you`re not taking a nap on that flight.
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Female 525
I read the article and discovered these were more designed for this Chinese airline where it would get so crowded that people would literally have to stand the entire duration of their flight. These are made so people can at least have a spot to sit. So it`s not too bad of an idea. If it gets integrated into American airplanes, then it`d just be another class of seating that would be cheaper and wouldn`t cover the entire plane.
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Male 1,548
The only thing that would make this reasonable is if they made those seats free of charge.
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Male 6,694
I would rather have 1st class.
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Female 448
Link: Airlines to Make Flying Even More Frustrating [Rate Link] - UGH! Why not just stack us like Lincoln Logs?
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