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Uh-oh: Ryanair to consider making passengers stand

Uh-oh: Ryanair to consider making passengers stand

Old Jul 6, 09, 7:23 am
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Uh-oh: Ryanair to consider making passengers stand

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/tr...ers-stand.html

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Old Jul 6, 09, 8:39 am
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Old Jul 6, 09, 10:20 am
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Today's publicity stunt.

One simple reason why this won't happen - try standing up if you are in a window seat. Now rub your head where you bumped it on the overhead locker

What next, giant slingshots ala Air Elbonia?

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Old Jul 6, 09, 11:17 am
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Today's publicity stunt.

One simple reason why this won't happen - try standing up if you are in a window seat. Now rub your head where you bumped it on the overhead locker

What next, giant slingshots ala Air Elbonia?
An article I read stated that the standing room area would be modified to acommodate standees.
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Old Jul 6, 09, 3:24 pm
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I cant see how this would be safe, especially when you hit turbulence.
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Old Jul 6, 09, 3:34 pm
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Given the number of drunks who travel on Ryanair, I can't see how it would be safe even if the aircraft is stationary.
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Old Jul 6, 09, 4:01 pm
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I've stood many times for the duration of train or bus rides much longer than a short flight, and which have gotten quite bumpy at times. I suspect most other FTers have as well, even if they'd rather not. (I'd rather sit, too.) If the airline folks can figure out the safety angle, I'd do it if that was the only way I could get from point A to point B or if the price difference was huge. I think most of the objections, other than "I'd rather be more comfortable" which applies equally to other forms of transportation, are just because we're not used to the concept.
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Old Jul 6, 09, 5:07 pm
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There's no doubt in my mind that Japanese travelers would stand on flights during the major holiday periods. It already happens aboard the Shinkansen.
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Old Jul 6, 09, 10:11 pm
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Looking at their route map:
http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/dests.php

I could initially see why they were interested in standing room flights.
But then if you click a depature point, the distance is farther than I'd care to go.

Probably they would redo the schedule once they had those planes.

But overall a bad idea. (carry-ons ?, emergency exit times ?)
Would think China would have done it by now, they were manufacturing MD-80's for some time.

Sure I've stood in a Greyhound bus for 1.5hrs in my college years, but wouldn't now.

Prefer persuing the idea of triple bunk beds in the plane instead (previously posted).
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Old Jul 7, 09, 7:45 am
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What will they think of next?

Fred Flintstone type take offs?

Holes in the ground where passengers legs go, and then they all run like buggery until speed is reached for take off?
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Old Jul 7, 09, 8:02 am
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One of the airplane mfg has a design for "standing room". You'd basically be seat belted (like a car) while leaning against a slightly reclined wall. Obviously the pitch will be a lot less then conventional seats. Allegedly the design meets all safety requirements.

I suspect it's intended more as a publicity move. I guess it might work on short flights.
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Old Jul 7, 09, 9:29 am
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concept sketches here:
www.nrc.nl/redactie/foto/ryanair/index.html

Intended for flights of around an hour. Spring is already moving ahead in China.
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Old Jul 7, 09, 10:08 am
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Not sure if I should believe this or if Ryanair just wanted to get media
attention again. Luckily I have no reason to fly this airline.
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Old Jul 7, 09, 6:54 pm
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There was an old story in Texas that Herb Kelleher wanted to put subway straps on his SWA 737s, but the FAA stopped him before he could buy them.

I have no doubt Ryanair is ready to do it.
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Old Jul 8, 09, 8:48 am
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I'm surprised that they haven't removed overhead lockers to save weight and fuel while making everyone check in everything that doesn't fit into the seat in front of them and making more money that way.
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