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2014-07-14 02:57:36 PM
Tell you what- lets build the damned thing put upper management on it for a one hour flight then get back to the rest of us who live in the real world.  One upper management gets those seats pulled out of their 3 point contact they'll rethinking the stupid on this.
 
2014-07-14 03:37:28 PM

Trailltrader: Tell you what- lets build the damned thing put upper management on it for a one hour flight then get back to the rest of us who live in the real world.  One upper management gets those seats pulled out of their 3 point contact they'll rethinking the stupid on this.


Since when does management subject themselves to their own cost saving decisions?  They pocket the savings and use it to fly private.  It's up to the consumers to say "enough", and the flying public clearly has not yet had enough abuse.
 
2014-07-14 03:47:26 PM
Just knock me out for the flight and toss me in there like firewood. In fact, knock me out before the TSA check.
 
2014-07-14 03:55:48 PM

enry: Just knock me out for the flight and toss me in there like firewood. In fact, knock me out before the TSA check.


http://www.theonion.com/articles/united-airlines-exploring-viability -o f-stacking-th,2841/
 
2014-07-14 04:13:48 PM
One more reason why I go out of my way if needed to fly on Boeing aircraft.
 
2014-07-14 04:15:06 PM
I flew Spirit Airlines a few weeks ago. I knew nothing about them and was decidedly unhappy to learn that my "cheap ticket" cost me an additional $90 to bring luggage and get a seat assignment.
 
2014-07-14 04:17:04 PM
That'll be fun when the plane gets stuck on the tarmack for 6hrs.

What about when the guy behind you pukes all over you?
 
2014-07-14 04:24:10 PM
i1079.photobucket.com
It's all a matter of philosophy...
 
2014-07-14 04:48:17 PM
any airline that buys this crap will lose me as a customer. Hopefully Virgin stays far away from this nonsense.
 
2014-07-14 04:54:38 PM
looking at the top 10 routes in the US according to DOT only 3 would be near the 1 hours mark (LAX to SFO, ORD to MSP, and ATL to MCO)
 
2014-07-14 05:20:44 PM
Proposed future cabin arrangement
37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-14 05:33:38 PM

zedster: looking at the top 10 routes in the US according to DOT only 3 would be near the 1 hours mark (LAX to SFO, ORD to MSP, and ATL to MCO)


Anytime your flight is less than two hours in the US, you're wasting your time.

In the time it takes you to get to an airport, check in, go through security, wait for the almost certain delays, board, taxi to the runway, wait to take off, take off, fly for 90 minutes, circle the runway, land, taxi to the gate, deplane, get your bags, go find transportation to wherever you really want to be in the new city, you could have driven, taken a bus, or maybe even a train.
 
2014-07-14 05:47:13 PM

what_now: zedster: looking at the top 10 routes in the US according to DOT only 3 would be near the 1 hours mark (LAX to SFO, ORD to MSP, and ATL to MCO)

Anytime your flight is less than two hours in the US, you're wasting your time.

In the time it takes you to get to an airport, check in, go through security, wait for the almost certain delays, board, taxi to the runway, wait to take off, take off, fly for 90 minutes, circle the runway, land, taxi to the gate, deplane, get your bags, go find transportation to wherever you really want to be in the new city, you could have driven, taken a bus, or maybe even a train.


Not really, the crow flies distance will be shorter. LAX to SFO is business travelers who might be productive during the travel that wouldn't happen driving the 5. ATL to MCO is probably Disney traffic and ATL traffic sucks. Like wise ORD to MSP is people getting connections on either end for the most part I would guess since both are hubs.
 
2014-07-14 05:47:38 PM
Only if everyone has to dress like this.

www.sportrx.com
 
2014-07-14 05:52:36 PM
Spirit Airlines wants to know when these will be available. They also want to know if they could squeeze a few more in.
 
2014-07-14 05:53:01 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Proposed future cabin arrangement
[37.media.tumblr.com image 822x493]


There it is. Thank you.
 
2014-07-14 05:53:28 PM

what_now: zedster: looking at the top 10 routes in the US according to DOT only 3 would be near the 1 hours mark (LAX to SFO, ORD to MSP, and ATL to MCO)

Anytime your flight is less than two hours in the US, you're wasting your time.

In the time it takes you to get to an airport, check in, go through security, wait for the almost certain delays, board, taxi to the runway, wait to take off, take off, fly for 90 minutes, circle the runway, land, taxi to the gate, deplane, get your bags, go find transportation to wherever you really want to be in the new city, you could have driven, taken a bus, or maybe even a train.


Not for everyone.  I live about twenty minutes from LAX.  I ride my motorcycle there and park for free at the main terminal.  I arrive at the security line about 45 minutes before departure, which takes about 15 minutes to get through.  I then get on my Virgin America flight to SFO, which takes about an hour of flight time.  I get off at the other end and am picked up by my brother ten minutes later.  Total time: about 2:15, maybe 2:30.  Driving? 5:30.

/never had a delay with VA, but maybe I've just been lucky.  Even so, a delay would have to eat up three hours to kill the difference
//and it only costs ~$120 for the ticket versus about 2.5 tanks of gas at $70/tank
///my truck doesn't get the best MPG, about 18 on the freeway
 
2014-07-14 05:55:56 PM

Trailltrader: Tell you what- lets build the damned thing put upper management on it for a one hour flight then get back to the rest of us who live in the real world.  One upper management gets those seats pulled out of their 3 point contact they'll rethinking the stupid on this.


I'll happily use that it if my bill is lower.

Only frequent travelers gives a shiat anyway, for the rest of us, the actual flight sucks no matter what.

/I wonder how super fat people would fit into these.
 
2014-07-14 05:57:29 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: One more reason why I go out of my way if needed to fly on Boeing aircraft.


You clearly understand how the world works.

You do realise that its the airliners that decide which seating arrangements to use?

Probably, you just wanted to spout your USA USA USA bullshiat regardless.
 
2014-07-14 05:57:39 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Proposed future cabin arrangement
[37.media.tumblr.com image 822x493]


Why do I get the feeling some airline executive just right clicked and saved on that pic?
 
2014-07-14 06:00:42 PM

sdd2000: Spirit Airlines wants to know when these will be available. They also want to know if they could squeeze a few more in.


"Strap hangers are good enough for subways, by god, they're good enough for Spirit!"
 
2014-07-14 06:04:52 PM
It's not like RyanAir tried to push something like this recently, and a couple of years ago. The patent's being filed, most likely, as a competitive move.
 
2014-07-14 06:04:53 PM
Nothing like implementing cost-cutting measures and passing the savings on to your executives.
 
2014-07-14 06:04:58 PM
www.bitrebels.com

Nah....too roomy.
 
2014-07-14 06:05:07 PM

NightOwl2255: sdd2000: Spirit Airlines wants to know when these will be available. They also want to know if they could squeeze a few more in.

"Strap hangers are good enough for subways, by god, they're good enough for Spirit!"


Depends on if they can charge a strap hanging fee.
 
2014-07-14 06:07:44 PM
I miss the L-1011 something fierce.
 
2014-07-14 06:08:05 PM

spawn73: Trailltrader: Tell you what- lets build the damned thing put upper management on it for a one hour flight then get back to the rest of us who live in the real world.  One upper management gets those seats pulled out of their 3 point contact they'll rethinking the stupid on this.

I'll happily use that it if my bill is lower.

Only frequent travelers gives a shiat anyway, for the rest of us, the actual flight sucks no matter what.

/I wonder how super fat people would fit into these.


Yeah, for me if the flight was short, and the savings were enough, I'd consider it. It's not going to cut it for transcontinental, or transatlantic flights, but London to Spain? Maybe... It depends on how it actually is. I don't know, I might try it once and say "jeez, never again".
 
2014-07-14 06:10:17 PM
Take a look at the future of air travel.


kurtandsueskoreanchronicle.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-14 06:10:59 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Proposed future cabin arrangement
[37.media.tumblr.com image 822x493]


You have to pay extra to lie down.
 
2014-07-14 06:11:59 PM
Yeah, yeah...

It's all fun and games until they add the pedals.

/"Pedal faster Marge, we're coming to the Alps!"
 
2014-07-14 06:12:23 PM
Large passengers don't fit in traditional seats. How the hell are they going to fit in these?

Also, so that type of plane will only be able to fly the short hops? Can't be used for anything else?
 
2014-07-14 06:14:27 PM
Meh.....the peons in steerage deserve no better. They already get a pressurized cabin, oxygen, and a latrine. If you don't pay don't the law, next thing you know, they will want food and water.
 
2014-07-14 06:17:03 PM

spawn73: Trailltrader: Tell you what- lets build the damned thing put upper management on it for a one hour flight then get back to the rest of us who live in the real world.  One upper management gets those seats pulled out of their 3 point contact they'll rethinking the stupid on this.

I'll happily use that it if my bill is lower.

Only frequent travelers gives a shiat anyway, for the rest of us, the actual flight sucks no matter what.

/I wonder how super fat people would fit into these.


Or people who hold their babies in their lap, or small children, or people who are disabled, etc.  These are designed for a limited user base.  Of course I suspect they aren't designed with a user in mind at all.
 
2014-07-14 06:17:04 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Proposed future cabin arrangement
[37.media.tumblr.com image 822x493]


i270.photobucket.com

I would actually prefer this. Um THIS, not some cord-wood arrangement.
 
2014-07-14 06:20:56 PM
The airlines are missing an opportunity by not including foot pedals for basic fares. For a nominal service charge, you could "sit" "comfortably", while watching your fellow passengers provide motive power to the utility hydraulic system, or perhaps pedal their and your fresh air into the aircraft.
 
2014-07-14 06:21:40 PM

what_now: zedster: looking at the top 10 routes in the US according to DOT only 3 would be near the 1 hours mark (LAX to SFO, ORD to MSP, and ATL to MCO)

Anytime your flight is less than two hours in the US, you're wasting your time.

In the time it takes you to get to an airport, check in, go through security, wait for the almost certain delays, board, taxi to the runway, wait to take off, take off, fly for 90 minutes, circle the runway, land, taxi to the gate, deplane, get your bags, go find transportation to wherever you really want to be in the new city, you could have driven, taken a bus, or maybe even a train.


BS.

I take off from Minneapolis and am landing in Lansing, MI in an hour and a half. That's a 10 hour drive.
 
2014-07-14 06:21:51 PM
This is what happens when you let mbas and bean counters do all of the decision making.
 
2014-07-14 06:21:57 PM

spawn73: Grand_Moff_Joseph: One more reason why I go out of my way if needed to fly on Boeing aircraft.

You clearly understand how the world works.

I wish I did

You do realise that its the airliners that decide which seating arrangements to use?
Yes, I do.  But I also highly doubt Boeing would even be trying something like this, since even they know that the airlines will abuse the hell out of this new design.

Probably, you just wanted to spout your USA USA USA bullshiat regardless.
My choice to fly Boeing aircraft is based on my personal opinion that they simply build a better aircraft.  I could care less where they are based - it's the product that matters, and I feel their product is better.
 
2014-07-14 06:22:02 PM
I have a feeling these'll be a hit on the Asian domestic markets.  800 people on an A380 doing the Beijing-Shanghai or Tokyo-Osaka runs doesn't seem terribly farfetched.
 
2014-07-14 06:23:37 PM
Fred and Barney are the pilots.
 
2014-07-14 06:24:17 PM

UNC_Samurai: I miss the L-1011 something fierce.


m7.i.pbase.com

First "big" (to me) plane that I ever flew on.  (STL-PHX).  That thing felt like a monster, but cruised like a Buick.
 
2014-07-14 06:25:05 PM
Those seats will do wonders for my hemorrhoids.
 
2014-07-14 06:25:20 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-14 06:25:32 PM

PillsHere: spawn73: Trailltrader: Tell you what- lets build the damned thing put upper management on it for a one hour flight then get back to the rest of us who live in the real world.  One upper management gets those seats pulled out of their 3 point contact they'll rethinking the stupid on this.

I'll happily use that it if my bill is lower.

Only frequent travelers gives a shiat anyway, for the rest of us, the actual flight sucks no matter what.

/I wonder how super fat people would fit into these.

Or people who hold their babies in their lap, or small children, or people who are disabled, etc.  These are designed for a limited user base.  Of course I suspect they aren't designed with a user in mind at all.


The Airbus 380 can already carry up to 800 passengers, though AFAIK noone is using it in that configuration.

I wouldn't be surprised if some Chinese company picks this up and squeezes 1200 people onto a plane.

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http://diydrones.com/profiles/blog/show?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A17183 93 &commentId=705844%3AComment%3A1719846&xg_source=activity

Airbus also just patented a windowless cockpit, where the pilots would control the plane via holograms. (no, I shiat you not).


Some of the stuff they patent could be just for the same reasons other companies patent shiat. For the heck of it.
 
2014-07-14 06:26:50 PM
Wow. I wonder with all that weight savings if someone will finally reach altitude and be able to get over Macho Grande.
 
2014-07-14 06:26:54 PM
lh6.googleusercontent.com

Judging from the bench seating, I'd say more Roman Empire than Dutch West India Company.
 
2014-07-14 06:27:33 PM
I don't go on planes to enjoy the flight. I go on planes to get where I'm going as quickly and as cheaply as possible. If making the seat uncomfortable makes the ticket cheaper, excellent. I'm all in. Charge the people who want to enjoy their flights more money. Charge people who want to take take giant suitcases more money. Charge people who want to eat shiatty food more money. And please, god, charge the people who want to take screaming shiat machines on a cramped metal tube more money. But for me? Make it as cheap as possible because like I said, I'm not there for the god-damned plane ride. The more money I have to spend at the place I actually want to be, the better. Hell, I would be perfectly OK with charging people by the pound. Your luggage + you = your ticket price. Standing room only. fark, what's with all the wasted air in the cabin? I'll use the drop down mask the entire flight so you can save money keeping the cabin unpressurized. :P

If you want a luxurious plane flight, private jets are available, right now, for your flying needs. If you find enough other people to split the cost it's not even that expensive (for what it is). All we need is an app/site/service the easily connects people together who want to travel in style. It would also need to plan routes and times based on people's flexible travel schedules to minimize empty return flights and/or crew overnights. There's a couple sites that try that I've seen, but they are all poor quality crap that looks like someone just had a marketing idea and no web skills. The industry is ripe for it's Uber or Lyft or whatever. Millions of dollars waiting the person who figures it out, you're welcome.
 
2014-07-14 06:29:03 PM
Let's be clear: This would make air travel more profitable, not necessarily more economical. Does anyone think customers would see more than a $10 price drop on the average ticket?
 
2014-07-14 06:29:22 PM

Mouser: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 609x338]

Judging from the bench seating, I'd say more Roman Empire than Dutch West India Company.


I look at that pic and I think, damn, look at all that room!
 
2014-07-14 06:29:58 PM
Dig the ad for butt buddy. Looks like your pillion is a little wide
 
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