I'm Still Standing
Airbus has pitched a new plane design to several Asian carriers that would have passengers stand during ENTIRE short-range flights. Instead of a seat, passengers would "enjoy" a padded backboard and a harness. Although no carriers have bought the design just yet, they must be tempted, since it permits airlines to cram more than 800 people aboard flights that typically hold only 500. Reminds me of a rollercoaster ride, but hey, if passengers are willing, we'll stand for it.