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Date: 09/17/10 12:00 PM

72 Responses to Airlines to Make Flying Even More Frustrating

  1. Profile photo of xKiesix
    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:53 am
    Link: Airlines to Make Flying Even More Frustrating - UGH! Why not just stack us like Lincoln Logs?
  2. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    I would rather have 1st class.
  3. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    The only thing that would make this reasonable is if they made those seats free of charge.
  4. Profile photo of feiku
    feiku Female 18-29
    525 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    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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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    Guess you`re not taking a nap on that flight.
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    icfire504 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Once we have seats like this the demand for person aircraft will increase significantly
  7. Profile photo of Naz14
    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    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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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    "Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle."

    Too bad most people aren`t cowboys. 1st or business class for me, thanks.
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
    358 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    As long i can afford another seat, im totally ok with this.
  10. Profile photo of k8lin
    k8lin Female 18-29
    302 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    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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    lainarae Female 18-29
    21 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    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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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    `I`m never flying on a plane ever again.........
  13. Profile photo of srees
    srees Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Screw this! I wanna ride on the wing
  14. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    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.
  15. Profile photo of Billy62
    Billy62 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    I`d rather just stand. Those look like they`d be more uncomfortable than standing.
  16. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    "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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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1682 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    ....That looks so uncomfortable. I don`t even want to be on one of those for a 2 hours flight.
  18. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
    1364 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    i dont have a problem with an uncomfortable seat, but im 6ft3. where do they think im going to put my legs?
  19. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3045 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    Absolutely NOT.

    I will never fly on any airline that uses this type of seating on any of it`s equipment.
  20. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    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.
  21. Profile photo of teampink27
    teampink27 Female 18-29
    533 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    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
  22. Profile photo of lemurs366
    lemurs366 Female 18-29
    385 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    what are tall or even just not short people supposed to do?
  23. Profile photo of Dogboy76
    Dogboy76 Male 30-39
    156 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    Ryanair are going to get these.
  24. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Reminds me of a slaver`s ship.
  25. Profile photo of tylertooo
    tylertooo Male 40-49
    240 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    lol, I`m sure glad I don`t fly very often.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    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
  27. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    Hmm... The world is getting fatter, so they make the seats smaller?

    Makes perfect sense.
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    well, i`m no cowboy, so i`m gonna pass.
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    You bounce forward a little and you get jabbed right in the vag
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    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    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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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    "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?
  32. Profile photo of wtmac
    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    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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    comrade_b Male 18-29
    295 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    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
  34. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    sxephil did share this news
  35. Profile photo of BigPappa
    BigPappa Male 40-49
    163 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    Soon they`ll have us row, like slaves on a viking ship....dibs on the drum beater seat!
  36. Profile photo of BigPappa
    BigPappa Male 40-49
    163 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    why don`t they just nail up a poo load of butt plugs and stick us to the wall?
  37. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    "We feel extremely confident that this concept will ... have great appeal to airlines for economic purposes," says Dominique Menoud.

    ellipsis is fishy.
  38. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    In other words, screw fat people.
  39. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    "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...
  40. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    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.
  41. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    Like if their service was good anyways!
  42. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    Its all about money, the more seats the more pasengers the more money!
  43. Profile photo of TheTrees
    TheTrees Male 13-17
    258 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Riding horseback through the sky... I just had a Never-Ending Story flashback. I want to try it.
  44. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    I hate airlines.
  45. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm
    Cattle Class
  46. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    "You bounce forward a little and you get jabbed right in the vag"

    So it`s going to be like any other weekend?
  47. Profile photo of K3vin
    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    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.
  48. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    I`d rather stand...
  49. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    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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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    This is for a little 10-20 minute commuter hop. If you get a significant price reduction it doesn`t look THAT bad.
  51. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    I hear you get a complimentary bottle of Preparation H with each flight.
  52. Profile photo of obhwfgirl
    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    Honestly, if the price was half, I would do it.

    Maybe not for 4 hour flights, but 2 hours? No problem.
  53. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    Not bad, depending on the price reduction.
  54. Profile photo of Wizard77
    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    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.
  55. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36668 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    why not sell tickets to the toilet and call it a "Private Cabin" ?
  56. Profile photo of Wizard77
    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 12:39 am
    "why not sell tickets to the toilet and call it a "Private Cabin?"

    ...BRILLIANT!!!
  57. Profile photo of iCyborg
    iCyborg Male 18-29
    176 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 12:45 am
    @Gerry1of1 - Don`t give them ideas
  58. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 1:42 am
    "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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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 2:11 am
    I`d sit on that if it was for an hour or less. Especially if it saved me £20
  60. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 2:18 am
    Well, let a carrier try it out and see how many passengers they lose.
  61. Profile photo of Elriuhilu
    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
    275 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 3:16 am
    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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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4682 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 5:59 am
    "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!"
  63. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 7:40 am
    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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    FontFace Male 18-29
    91 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 9:34 am
    "The SkyRider could be its own class of seating," like peon, serf, indentured servant...
  65. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 10:02 am
    why not sell tickets to the toilet and call it a "Private Cabin" ?

    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.
  66. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 10:04 am
    What they`re not telling you is that the seats vibrate.

    If you pay extra.
  67. Profile photo of iLove
    iLove Female 18-29
    676 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    The total confusion of humans and cattle is complete.
  68. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    September 18, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    "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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    sarah-face89 Female 18-29
    187 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 12:21 am
    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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    SabreTigre Female 13-17
    124 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:27 am
    Guys! I have the world`s best idea for revitalizing the dying airline economy!

    23 inch seats!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    I only clicked because of the woman in the chair was cute.
  72. Profile photo of SaltyVarnish
    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    i would rather be fed a sedative by this chick and just wake up in a few hours.

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