Italians look to make standing room on flights a reality
Sky Marshall Michael O'Leary, your dreams are about to come true. The Ryanair boss has long spouted off about passengers standing on flights so he can pack more of them in. Simply banging on about the fact has generated hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of PR for the airline, which was no doubt the point. But now an Italian engineering firm is the process of manufacturing stand-up airline seats.
According to Travolution, the company, called Aviointeriors are going ahead with its high density seating, known as SkyRider.
“This posture permits that the overall longitudinal space occupied by the seat with the seated passenger is far less than that of a conventional, very high density 28-inch economy class seat.”
“The SkyRider is intended as a new basic class. The passenger’s seating position is similar to that of a touring motor-scooter rider.
Similar, except scooters don't travel at 500 miles per hour. Unless they're driven by an Italian. Not that the aviation authorities are likely to allow standing without substantial proof that legs won't be broken during a bad landing, but why don't airlines skip standing and demand passengers are stacked in cardboard boxes during flights.