Standing instead of Seating on Planes


If we asked a regular #flight passenger of the 1950's to travel by plane today he would probably feel puzzled by the security checks he would have to go through, the size and weight limits of the luggage, and what he could and couldn't bring on to the plane.


The idea that is being studied about making people stand rather than sit on planes, allowing more passengers per flight and cheaper tickets, would probably make the #passenger from the 1950's to be angry about what is going on in today's world of civil aviation.


I agree that travelling and experiencing different #cultures is important, not only for our personal knowledge but also for our development as a citizen of the world. However, the success of cheap flights made all #airlines look to what could be done to further lower their prices, and the answer was to start demanding extra fees for every single item that makes the flight a comfortable one:


[if !supportLists]A) [endif]You’d like the whole family to travel together on a row of seats next to each other? Then you pay extra for the privilege;

[if !supportLists]B) [endif]You want to take along something you bought? Then pay extra if the weight limit is too high;

[if !supportLists]C) [endif]You want a meal because you haven't eaten for some time? Then pay whatever they demand for a sandwich!

[if !supportLists]D) [endif]And finally, a paid ticket doesn't necessarily mean you will travel, as overbooking (once a rare event) is now expected to happen on every flight.


Standing on a plane like it were a bus is just another silly idea on the low standards trend that needs to be addressed by passengers who don't want to be treated as cargo. Saying NO to it is much better than looking the other way and trying to enjoy the flight the best way you can.

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