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New Aircraft design puts passengers face-to-face!

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Dingswayo, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Dingswayo

    Dingswayo JF-Expert Member

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    Think flying economy is bad now? New aircraft design puts passengers face-to-face in rows for budget travel

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 4:04 PM on 21st September 2009

    Air travel is being overhauled with a new aircraft design which plans to seat passengers facing each other in rows.
    The controversial design is intended to save space and money and could see 50 per cent more passengers packed on to each plane.
    Howard Guy, director of the UK company Design Q, acknowledges that some people will not be happy with the plan, but says they will be able to pay less for any inconvenience.

    [​IMG] The future of air travel: The new design could see more passengers on each plane and ticket prices lowered

    'Having passengers face each other is not an ideal situation,' he said. 'But this will see increased revenue for the operator and more economical tickets for the passenger - so by keeping both happy, this concept makes an attractive alternative.

    'Sure the passenger can choose a flight facing forward in a traditional seating position, but he or she will have to pay more for the luxury.'
    Mr Guy predicts that the design could see a 50 per cent increase in the number of passengers on board and a 30 per cent reduced cost per seat.
    However, he did concede that the seats would not be comfortable for passengers on flights of more than two hours.

    [​IMG] Military personnel are used to travelling in rows facing each other

    'Our thoughts are really to do with short-haul journeys - anything from 30 minutes to 80 minutes. As the seats will be designed for less occupancy time, passenger comfort will be reduced on longer trips,' he said.
    Another downside to the seating design is that food carts would not be able to pass down the plane as the aisles are too narrow, so food distribution would be difficult.
    Although the idea has caused a negative reaction among many travellers, others have voiced their opinions in support of the idea.
    Mr Guy said: 'Military personnel are used to travelling in that way and have had a positive reaction to the idea.

    [​IMG] Flying high: Earlier this year Ryanair looked into vertical seating options

    'Many other forms of transport use this layout to maximise space, even VIP's private jets, so why not use something similar for short plane journeys?'
    The lighter seating would mean that planes use less fuel and more passengers could travel on each flight which could significantly lower the price of fares.
    Design Q is not the only company looking at alternative ways to transport passengers in planes.
    Ryanair recently claimed it was looking into having standing areas and bar stools located at the back of some of its flights so passengers could travel on flights of less than an hour and a half for free.

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    shabanimzungu Senior Member

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    daft idea this is!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Suki

    Suki JF-Expert Member

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    You kidding me?
    There's nothing ''happy'' about consumers been forced into hell by economic situations!It'll increase shareholder values alright,but attractive alternative?Not yet!

    Well,if I were on my way to or from killing a bunch of innocent people for a reason I,myself,don't even understand,hell yeah I would want to sit and look into fellow lunatics' eyes!

    Vertical sitting my foot!I call it standing!
  4. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Hii sasa itakua kama daladala za kijijini!..nani kafikiria hii idea
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    Darwin JF-Expert Member

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    Hahahaaaaa Chai maharage.

    X-PASTER Moderator

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    Na kuna huwezekano wa kuwepo nafasi za kusimama kwenye ndege uko tunako elekea (Standing room only).
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    Kibunango JF-Expert Member

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    Standing room with beers, a lot of beers hakuna shida!
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    Cynic JF-Expert Member

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    Profit driven design. Passengers are being reduced to viazi au magunia

    X-PASTER Moderator

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    Duh! Kibu! Yaani we kweli kada wa sisiem!
    As long as Beer zinagawiwa ndani ya pipa we hata ujali....!
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    zomba JF-Expert Member

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    Hawa wangekuja kujifunzaTanzania na kuona jinsi tunavyoshonana kwenye madaladala na jela zetu nadhani wangetuthamini kwa ubunifu ambao tunao siku nyiiingi, toka enzi za UDA, wao ndio kwanza wanaufikiria. Halafu wakibahatika kuja tuwafundishe na namna ya kupanda na kushuka kwa kasi zaidi kuliko kwingine kokote, itawasaidia katika ku-save transit time