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12 July 2009

Spring Airlines Wants Passengers To Stand

Oh what a world. Trade magazine Flight International is reporting that China's Spring Airlines has asked Airbus if they can develop a solution that will essentially create a "standing" airline seat.

The goal, unsurprisingly, is to increase aircraft capacity on Spring's fleet of Airbus A320s. The motivation, questionably, is that "We want to have it so more people can afford to fly," says Zhang Wuan, as quoted by Flight.

The approach involves something like a bar stool with a belt. Questions remain if such a system can be certificated. I don't believe in censorship but I hope this story is kept from the eyes of US air carriers like United Airlines.

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