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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Standing room only ... on planes?

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 9:13 AM

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And you think air travel is bad now? Check this out:

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.

And after we get used to that, they'll figure out a way to strap us to the roof of the plane with a bungee cord.

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