Now We Know Why They are Called Airbuses


..because just like Landbuses, there is standing room only. Up in the front, the suits get leather Barcaloungers that turn into beds, but here is a new idea for those of us in steerage- standing room seats. "Airbus has been quietly pitching the standing-room-only option to Asian carriers, though none have agreed to it yet. Passengers in the standing section would be propped against a padded backboard, held in place with a harness, according to experts who have seen a proposal." We suppose there could be a treehugger case that more people crammed in means less fuel burned per person, and we also suspect that it will end deep vein thrombosis, but generally we think it gives new meaning to Flying is Dying. from ::New York Times