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Stool pigeons

Budget Irish airline Ryanair wants to make passengers stand up during its flights so it can cram more people on board.

Instead of regular seats, passengers will be allocated stools where they can perch with seatbelts around their waists, the UK's Daily Mail newspaper reports.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary is holding discussions with US plane manufacturer Boeing about designing a plane with standing room.

The move is expected to save the air carrier 20 per cent in costs and allow it to fit 30 per cent more passengers on its planes.

It is just the latest in a series of extreme cost cutting measures planned by Ryanair, which last month announced passengers will soon have to carry their own luggage up to the aeroplane.

The company is also reconsidering a controversial plan to charge customers for using bathrooms on its planes.

Anyone want to stand next to me?

These people are crazy, what about safety ??? ???

Remember it's Ireland Suck. I know one thing, DCA would not allow that in Australia.


--- Quote from: AVIATOR on July 07, 2009, 03:08:15 PM ---Remember it's Ireland Suck. I know one thing, DCA would not allow that in Australia.

--- End quote ---

FAA shouldn´t allow it, its a crazy idea.

F-111 C/C:
I heard David Letterman talking about it last night and thought he was joking! Then again, if anybody thinks they'd have a better chance of surviving a plane crash sitting down as opposed to standing, you need to think again. I would think the added weight would be more of an issue.


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