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July 8th, 2014, 02:47 PM #1Is It Coming? Standing on Commercial Flights!
Travel affiliates - could you promote cheap airfares where passengers have to stand for the entire flight?
That could be in the future of commercial travel.
Amid much skepticism that it could ever happen, there is debate going on after release of a study done by a professor of aerospace engineering in Malaysia, Prof. Fairuz I. Romli.
The study, A Study on Potential Standing Cabin Effects in Improving the Competitiveness of Low-Cost Airlines, was recently published in the International Journal of Engineering and Technology.
As to complying with seat belt requirements, the study includes a description of utilization of a padded backboard with straps that go over passengers' shoulders.
Romli is quoted as saying that standing should only be available on flights of up to three hours, and no longer.
A discussion of the proposal in the LA Times included information that with 20% of an airplane's cabin dedicated to standing, fares for standing passengers could be 44% lower than for those passengers with seats.
It is also stated that airlines in Ireland and China are currently investigating the possibility.
With this idea ever fly? What nifty promotional ideas could travel affiliates come up with? ("Delta, Where We Gave Up on Comfort Long Ago", "Southwest Airlines - Hey, It's ONLY Three Hours!")
July 8th, 2014, 03:05 PM #2
"Now Little Johnnie, please stand still, it's ONLY three hours".
Side note, some of us are too tall to stand - they would have tp remove the overhead compartments and "square-off" the plane's interior...Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...
July 8th, 2014, 03:48 PM #3
Might as well use an Amazon Drone - pick you up right at your home or office and take you to the front door of your destination.
July 9th, 2014, 09:41 AM #4
Ticket prices would be 44% lower because instead of having the space of a seat, you'd have the space of your body in standing position - so they can pack more people in. That is, literally, the only thing that could affect the price of a ticket. They're not going to give someone a discount for standing unless there's a benefit to the airline... like being able to pack more people in.Daniel M. Clark
Greg Hoffman Consulting
July 9th, 2014, 12:31 PM #5
I could see three-person standing areas where one seat was, so three 44% fares taking in more $$ than one 100% fare.
July 9th, 2014, 01:56 PM #6
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July 9th, 2014, 04:01 PM #7
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Take the toilet out and you make room for 3 more people.
And isn't there also room in landing gear box.
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