Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13754 posts, RR: 18 Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1935 times:
FedEx Overnight PeoplePak Stirs Industry Concern
MEMPHIS, TN - Federal Express Corporation stunned the air
travel and commercial shipping industries today when president
and CEO Theodore Weise unveiled plans to begin shipping live
humans as early as April 2001, offering frugal travelers the
lowest airfares in U.S. history and sparking heated controversy
among top industry professionals.
Jmc757 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 1310 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1736 times:
This seems to be fashionable - Cargo carriers start carrying humans! Recently HeavyLift of the Uk announced they are starting charters this summer with an A300B4 (for crew commonality, with their cargo pilots). The airline will be called Breeze.
I Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
I'm sorry, but I have to ask. When you read this and thought it was a serious article, weren't you the least bit concerned or at least think twice about the following paragraph?
"And as for the FAA," he continued. "They're always like this. A couple people accidentally explode during decompression testing and suddenly they're all over your ass. But I'm sure they'll come around by April."
Just wondering what your reaction was when you read it.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4294 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
There was a picture earlier of the big fat body bag with air holes in it.. it was hilarious.... the decompression thing cracked me up... When i first saw the headline i was like "what the heck!.."..
Anyhoo.. dont worry about it Singapore... its not like this is some serious reputation thing or something like that... One thing ive learned is just be yourself.. if other people dont like it, it's their problem.
Flaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1358 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1593 times:
All pax will be containerized to minimize boarding delays and achieve maximum aircraft utilization. We will be the first airline to achieve a 24 hour utilization of aircraft with express freight at night, pax in the early am, the USPS contract flights during the day and an additional bank of pax flights in the early evening.
Engineering studies indicate capacities of 8 average adults per LD3 (lying down) , 16 per AYY (lying down, 2 rows wide and stacked 8 high), and in ultra economy each AMJ will hold 80 lying down apropriately "T" stacked 8 rows wide and 10 people deep. The individual weight of these containers could tax the floor capacity of some of our older 727 conversions but what the heck, we're getting rid of those anyway.
I've gotta stop putting in so many of these 14 hour days.
Early Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
I am not even going to begin to say how horrible this is. When I saw the title I thought they were just going to throw a few seats in the front or back of their aircraft. Puttine live people in envelopes is obserd. It will be VERY cramped, no food, no restroom, bad air, sitting in something so small for such a long time. PEOPLE WILL DIE!!!! I really hope this is a joke, if now, I hope the FAA does not approve of it.
CVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
It is a joke. It was posted here a few weeks ago and it was hilarious. Search for that and read the whole article and you will see that it is actually a big parody. An early April Fools day joke, if you will.