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(Twitter)   At least one airline wants to drop the social distancing because apparently people don't like having the whole row of seats for themselves   (twitter.com) divider line
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2020-05-16 3:04:24 AM  
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2020-05-16 6:47:17 AM  
I am OUTRAGED that I'm not packed like a sardine in a large steel can hurtling through the air at 400 miles per hour!

...said no one ever.
 
2020-05-16 6:51:31 AM  
Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?
 
2020-05-16 6:58:51 AM  

enry: Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?


Airline profit margins
 
2020-05-16 7:49:36 AM  
Social distancing make no sense in a plane considering the virus travel through air conditioning.

I mean, you are screwed already.
 
2020-05-16 7:53:54 AM  
Yeah, outrage. Sure, because anyone would be seriously upset by not having someone immediately in front of or beside them in a flight. Just be honest. It's because airlines still have to pay for fuel and upkeep, having fewer passengers per flight cuts into the bottom line, and raising ticket prices could harm demand because of the delecate economic situation affecting everyone.

Airlines shoot themselves in the foot financially on a good day without a plague. It's only natural that they'll get absolutely wrecked by an economic downturn that also discourages packing hundreds of people in high-speed metal sausages. I sympathize, but I don't.
 
2020-05-16 8:03:12 AM  

From Philly to Boston: enry: Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?

Airline profit margins


More likely, airline break-even margins.  Think about how many people can sit in any of the 3x3 seated planes while being 6 feet apart.  You really can't have more than 2 people per row and every other row.  That means on a 737-600, you could have 20 people on the flight.  Assuming some people traveling together you could maybe double that.  On the 737-900, you have about 32 people sitting single and a max of maybe 64 with couples.

Unless they raise the cost of the seats, they are likely losing money to fly with such low maximum seat counts.

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2020-05-16 8:40:15 AM  

enry: Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?


You could fertilize Nebraska with this amount of bullshiat.
 
2020-05-16 8:58:58 AM  
It's dawned on them that the numbskulls who are still flying don't give a greasy shiat about the virus, so they can just resume packing them in without worry.

As for the flight attendants, well, they're not real people, just workers.
 
2020-05-16 9:00:26 AM  

Fabric_Man: It's dawned on them that the numbskulls who are still flying don't give a greasy shiat about the virus, so they can just resume packing them in without worry.

As for the flight attendants, well, they're not real people, just workers.


It's either that or they are forced to or they lose their income and health insurance.
 
2020-05-16 9:02:53 AM  
They must have forgot to mention that these passengers that they're talking about it also shareholders.
 
2020-05-16 9:30:51 AM  
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There is no circumstance that could convince me to get on a plane until there's a vaccine and I'm the last one in the country vaccinated. 

/was just reading about the COVID kidney damage... you might survive but this disease is extra nasty.
 
2020-05-16 9:36:50 AM  
CSB: Years ago got stuck in Vegas waiting on a plane to get back home. The airline offered another flight but we would have still had to wait at our destination airport for our original flight as they wouldn't move our luggage to the new flight. So we just waited...for 4+ hours. Finally get our flight which had to stop in Houston to drop people off before going to Orlando. Land at Hobby in Houston and after everyone getting off there deplanes, there are only 8 of us left on the flight. So the new flight crew gets on as they had to be in Orlando with that plane for in the morning. The safety check went about like this:

"Welcome to (insert name) Airlines. My name is Bob and I'll be doing your emergency speech. In the event of an emergency, the exit doors are here at the front, in the middle & back of the plane. Should an oxygen mask drop from the ceiling, place it over your face, assume the crash position and good luck. Let's roll!" Then "Bob" slammed the entry door shut & we were off the runway like we had rocket boosters strapped on. 

As soon as we were level, they went thru asking if we wanted drinks. I said it was a short flight and I already had a Coke with me. The steward said "Just to let you know, all the drinks are free as our way of apologizing for the delay." As that was the case, I got a few adult beverages, stretched across my row of seats and took a nice nap (and so did everyone else). Free drinks, a row all to myself & damn the fuel cost? Best flight ever! (aside from getting back to Orlando wayyyyy later than planned, that is)
 
2020-05-16 9:44:01 AM  

enry: Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?


No one. Subby misread the tweet or just made it up to get a headline.
 
2020-05-16 9:46:34 AM  
I would have thought there are so few people flying at the moment that distancing was happening naturally
 
2020-05-16 9:47:28 AM  
Can't wait for the new hotbed of infections to be management consulting firms
 
2020-05-16 9:58:53 AM  

enry: Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?


The same "many people are telling me" that show up in Trump's "anecdotes" that always seem to justify his decisions.
 
2020-05-16 10:07:35 AM  

dumbobruni: Can't wait for the new hotbed of infections to be management consulting firms


It would have to jump species again.
 
2020-05-16 10:14:56 AM  
The airlines have guessed that enough people will willingly expose themselves to make this worthwhile. Anyhow, I am almost under LGA's flight path and am stunned--when I think about it--there's no air traffic. Also,

https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/​2​020-04-29/future-of-flying-after-coron​avirus

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2020-05-16 10:19:00 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: enry: Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?

No one. Subby misread the tweet or just made it up to get a headline.


This.

The tweet is saying the airline may sell more seats even though passengers are already complaining about how crowded the flights are, not because of those complaints.
 
2020-05-16 10:26:09 AM  

mtrac: The airlines have guessed that enough people will willingly expose themselves to make this worthwhile. Anyhow, I am almost under LGA's flight path and am stunned--when I think about it--there's no air traffic. Also,

https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2​020-04-29/future-of-flying-after-coron​avirus

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Is the middle seat known as the suicide seat?  In a emergency you aren't getting out of that configuration quickly.

This is an area where it would benefit to think in bubbles.  My family can sit in one row. A really large family could take a couple of contiguous row of seats. One could imagine a couple of large families who have created a bubble could take up several rows of seats. Enough for the airline to offer a discount.

Now how far the airlines want to go to prove those bubbles are real. I could see a criminal solution being feasible in the case of fraud and illness.
 
2020-05-16 10:28:43 AM  

padraig: Social distancing make no sense in a plane considering the virus travel through air conditioning.
I mean, you are screwed already.


Social distancing at all makes no sense, since you're still stupid enough to get on a plane and take your virus to some other place.
Go on, say it--we can't live without being a deadly burden to life support systems the world over. It's our culture.
 
2020-05-16 11:09:08 AM  

TheOtherPrefect42: mtrac: The airlines have guessed that enough people will willingly expose themselves to make this worthwhile. Anyhow, I am almost under LGA's flight path and am stunned--when I think about it--there's no air traffic. Also,

https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2​020-04-29/future-of-flying-after-coron​avirus

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Is the middle seat known as the suicide seat?  In a emergency you aren't getting out of that configuration quickly.


There are still just 3 passengers per row, I don't think the middle seat facing backward is going to slow anyone. But allowing for efficient and safe evacuation has clearly been abandoned long ago - there are just too many people with too little space.
 
2020-05-16 11:43:18 AM  
Wait, wait, wait... They're trying to say an American air carrier cares about customer satisfaction? 😄😁😂🤣👌👍
 
2020-05-16 11:46:57 AM  

enry: Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?



This.    I suspect the outraged passengers were shareholders or airline execs who saw the situation enroute to first class.
 
2020-05-16 12:25:52 PM  

Gubbo: I would have thought there are so few people flying at the moment that distancing was happening naturally


So many planes are grounded right now that those that are flying can have lots of people on them.
 
2020-05-16 1:24:04 PM  
I would rather they double the price of the tickets. I only fly for business, so no matter to me. There are way too many people flying today (ie. before Covid).

/ yeah, asshole comment, but airports and the whole airplane experience today is approaching inhumane.
 
2020-05-16 1:33:53 PM  
It would work  if they raised the
price so your basically paying for the entire row.
Then the airlines make a profit and you get your space.
 
2020-05-16 2:11:16 PM  

grimlock1972: enry: Who is getting outraged over the fact you get a row to yourself?


This.    I suspect the outraged passengers were shareholders or airline execs who saw the situation enroute to first class.


Oh I don't know. You've seen the protests outside state capitals right? Wouldn't be surprised if they have a group somewhere of things to be outraged about. Seems right up their alley.
 
2020-05-16 3:39:00 PM  

Fabric_Man: the numbskulls who are still flying don't give a greasy shiat


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2020-05-16 6:33:19 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Fabric_Man: the numbskulls who are still flying don't give a greasy shiat

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no lie, this was the ad after your post:

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2020-05-16 8:01:24 PM  

TheOtherPrefect42: mtrac: The airlines have guessed that enough people will willingly expose themselves to make this worthwhile. Anyhow, I am almost under LGA's flight path and am stunned--when I think about it--there's no air traffic. Also,

https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2​020-04-29/future-of-flying-after-coron​avirus

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Is the middle seat known as the suicide seat?  In a emergency you aren't getting out of that configuration quickly.

This is an area where it would benefit to think in bubbles.  My family can sit in one row. A really large family could take a couple of contiguous row of seats. One could imagine a couple of large families who have created a bubble could take up several rows of seats. Enough for the airline to offer a discount.

Now how far the airlines want to go to prove those bubbles are real. I could see a criminal solution being feasible in the case of fraud and illness.


Why would it be any more difficult to get out of the middle seat?

That configuration isn't happening, but it's because we're still going to want to fly halfway across the country for fifty bucks, not because of safety issues.
 
2020-05-16 11:53:43 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:


Whoever they are, they deserve to go out of business.

/ it's United, isn't it?
 
2020-05-16 11:54:34 PM  

mtrac: The airlines have guessed that enough people will willingly expose themselves to make this worthwhile. Anyhow, I am almost under LGA's flight path and am stunned--when I think about it--there's no air traffic. Also,

https://www.latimes.com/travel/story/2​020-04-29/future-of-flying-after-coron​avirus

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Make the walls opaque and I'm ok with this.
 
2020-05-17 3:54:01 AM  

Original: Original Tweet:

krisvancleave: #breaking @CBSNews has learned at least 1 major US airline is "seriously considering" dropping its social distancing policy and returning to making all seats available for purchase on all flights. This after passengers express outrage over [presumably lack of] number of fellow passengers on flights.


I'm going to call shenanigans over this fake outrage.
 
2020-05-17 4:26:44 AM  

Bukharin: Original: Original Tweet:

krisvancleave: #breaking @CBSNews has learned at least 1 major US airline is "seriously considering" dropping its social distancing policy and returning to making all seats available for purchase on all flights. This after passengers express outrage over [presumably lack of] number of fellow passengers on flights.

I'm going to call shenanigans over this fake outrage.


"presumably"

It is mind-boggling that nearly everyone in this thread decided that if passengers are complaining about the number of people on their flights then those passengers must be outraged about how UNcrowded the flights are, and since it is absurdly farking unlikely for passengers to want more crowded planes, claims that passengers are complaining must be untrue.

Instead of just thinking hey, if passengers are complaining about how many people are on the plane that means they would like fewer people on the plane. Because the alternative is, you know, absurdly farking unlikely.
 
2020-05-17 9:47:12 AM  
It's JetBlue.

JetBlue's Founder Helped Fund A Stanford Study That Said The Coronavirus Wasn't That Deadly
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/​s​tephaniemlee/stanford-coronavirus-neel​eman-ioannidis-whistleblower
 
2020-05-17 3:37:30 PM  

12349876: It's JetBlue.

JetBlue's Founder Helped Fund A Stanford Study That Said The Coronavirus Wasn't That Deadly
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/s​tephaniemlee/stanford-coronavirus-neel​eman-ioannidis-whistleblower


Oh.

Maybe they'll go out of business soon.
 
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