Tuesday, September 22, 2009

They've Tried Everything to Kill Air Travel . . .

. . . and this should finally do the job. Depressing photo at the link.

Packed in like sardines: New aircraft design plans to seat passengers face-to-face | Mail Online: "Air travel is being overhauled with a new aircraft design which plans to seat passengers facing each other in rows.

The controversial design is intended to save space and money and could see 50 per cent more passengers packed on to each plane."

5 comments:

SlingWords aka Joan Reeves said...

I can't imagine anyone would book a ticket on that airline, but I'm sure some will. Perhaps I'm just too claustrophobic or maybe I like a modicum of comfort when I fly.

Can't help but wish for the good old days when airlines served real meals and had seats with leg room.

Seepy Benton said...

But can I still get naked when I go through airport security?

Richard Robinson said...

Anything for a buck and screw the customer. I hate airlines and flying, and I used to think (before 2001) that it was kind of fun. But that was when the airlines still believed they had to compete for service and treat the public with respect. Now? I wouldn't be surprised if they start charging to carry on a laptop or purse.

Bah!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

It depends who you're facing.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

BTW, that lower photo, of the military plane, is the interior of a C-17 Globemaster III. It holds 108 passengers in that configuration. Note the two baggage pallets set up on the ramp at the rear. This is where I do some of my work for the Air Force.