FabDiva wrote:This guy's been touting this for years, no-one has bitten for obvious reasons but you have to admire his persistence.
c933103 wrote:If it can indeed cut the travel cost by something like 30% including tax and airport fee then they would be a product that is attractive for flights length within the range of an hour or so.
Noshow wrote:I know about some serious airline's market research about standing seats: Real passengers would accept it. Especially two groups: No nonsense business men without bags and students on a budget.
lightsaber wrote:From the OP link:
"If a European carrier commits to installing the seats on their aircraft then the company would apply to aviation authorities for proper certification, said Menoud."
If... A big if.
Certain aircraft would do well configured with these 'seats'. E.g, A319NEO or CS300 with modified exits. Both would hit evacuation limits before other issues.
NameOmitted wrote:It does not appear that this is aimed at ULCCs, but at carriers that wasn't more space for premium passengers. An aircraft can only have x seats on board, and a 23" pitch will exceed that.
c933103 wrote:FabDiva wrote:This guy's been touting this for years, no-one has bitten for obvious reasons but you have to admire his persistence.
It was not introduced into commercial aviation market simply because it didn't pass regulatory requirement, and that's now changed
dtw9 wrote:How would you get in the "Brace" position in case of an emergency. Not to mention anyone that cheap would not pay to have their luggage checked, so where will all the extra overheads go.
StrandedAtMKG wrote:This is what happens when your company doesn't employ any disabled people. Legally we have a right to be accommodated on airplanes, and this just would not cut it.
UALFAson wrote:c933103 wrote:If it can indeed cut the travel cost by something like 30% including tax and airport fee then they would be a product that is attractive for flights length within the range of an hour or so.
I agree. If this meant an airline could offer like a $20 or $25 seat, I would totally do this for an hour or less.
One thing I can't tell from the picture is the height of the seat. It looks like he is squatting, which I agree would be incredibly uncomfortable. But if the seat were like a bar stool height and you could just brace your feet against the floor, again, I think young and healthy people would absolutely do that for a short time in exchange for a cheap price.
I just flew LGA-BOS last week and paid something like $150 one way for 37 minutes in the air. My work reimbursed me, but I wouldn't pay that as a leisure traveler on a random weekend getaway. I would easily drop $50 roundtrip for one of these stand-up seats, though, to visit friends, see a show, have dinner, etc.
airzona11 wrote:This could make air travel on short routes economical. For those 30min-1hour flights, basically, like a bus.
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