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Jan 12 - Colombian airline wants to make passengers stand
 

 
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Budget airline VivaColombia is considering plans to remove all seats from its planes and make passengers stand.


They hope the move will drive down fares by allowing them to squeeze more passengers into each flight, opening up air travel to working class Colombians and budget holidaymakers.

The no-frills carrier announced this week that it is adding 50 new Airbus 320s to its fleet to capitalise on the country's growing tourist market. The new planes will have more seats and lower running costs with the first one going into service at the start of 2018.

VivaColombia’s founder and CEO William Shaw told the Miami Herald the airline was looking into vertical travel options. He said: “There are people out there right now researching whether you can fly standing up – we’re very interested in anything that makes travel less expensive.”

He added: “Who cares if you don’t have an inflight entertainment system for a one-hour flight? Who cares that there aren’t marble floors… or that you don’t get free peanuts?”

The concept is not new and airlines have been toying with the idea of standing sections on flights for years. In 2003 Airbus came up with an idea of allowing passengers to be braced in a vertical “seat”.

Ryanair also proposed standing areas on its fleet in 2010. At the time boss Michael O’Leary described the standing seats as “bar stools with seatbelts” and expressed doubts that seatbelts were even necessary. “A plane is “just a b----- bus with wings”, he said, “If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you. You don't need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don't need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120mph.”

Civil Aviation Authorities disagree however, and vertical seats have not been approved by regulators in any country so far. This may also prove to be the case in Colombia. Civil Aviation Director Alfredo Bocanegra told RCN radio that he does not approve. “People have to travel like human beings,” he said. “Anyone who had ridden on public mass transport knows that it’s not the best when you’re standing.”

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40 comments for "Jan 12 - Colombian airline wants to make passengers stand"

 6 days ago '12        #2
Di Warlord 8 heat pts
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vertical seat sounds uncomfortable as fu*k I'd rather pick that emergency row seat and pay an extra couple of dollars for that
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 6 days ago '16        #3
wesleypipes 43 heat pts43
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Club mile high im fu*king everythang
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 6 days ago '14        #4
strungout 396 heat pts396
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Someone is definitely getting r*ped
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 6 days ago '05        #5
Woodwin 3 heat pts
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Roller coaster sears thats up right with but more cushion ��
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 6 days ago '16        #6
stealthm91 204 heat pts204
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 6 days ago '18        #7
BrooklynDamien 2 heat pts
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How many people you wanna cram in the betch??? That can't be safe
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 6 days ago '18        #8
OptimisticCynic 
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“The new planes will have more seats and lower running costs with the first one going into service at the start of 2018.”

When did they change the definition of a seat? A new plane with no seats and “more seats” is part of their marketing. Hahaha


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 6 days ago '14        #9
Boxden25 
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Sheeeit. Sounds like a petri dish.
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 6 days ago '04        #10
SubConscious 49 heat pts49
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 6 days ago '15        #11
AllahMaxedPower 1 heat pts
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Would only fly that airline if tickets were $10.00 or less


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 6 days ago '18        #12
g lobo 
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but what does @ / benzo have to say about this
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 6 days ago '05        #13
Doe Stacks 
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June 30, 2017 ��
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 6 days ago '17        #14
theboy 9 heat pts
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how u even find this old a.ss article
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 6 days ago '12        #15
cal classick 
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 6 days ago '04        #16
d.c. supreme 32 heat pts32
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remind me of my 2nd ever job loading airbus planes for ups

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 6 days ago '13        #17
AweBit 97 heat pts97
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 Di Warlord said
vertical seat sounds uncomfortable as fu*k I'd rather pick that emergency row seat and pay an extra couple of dollars for that
My last few flights id go early and check in at the desk and ask for an emergency exit row and they gave em to me the last 3 flights Ive had. No need to spend extra fam
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 6 days ago '14        #18
ArtsofAnArtist1 
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 g lobo said
but what does @ / benzo have to say about this
Underrated post lmao.....
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 6 days ago '14        #19
wuzgooch 2 heat pts
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this is the uber pool of planes
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 6 days ago '11        #20
SpikeSpiegel88 
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Nah fam flights/airports are miserable enough
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 6 days ago '06        #21
illathruz 77 heat pts77
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Funny how instead of innovating planes to make them more fuel efficient and less expensive to operate, they choose to nickle and dime their consumers. They need the government to shut these criminals down and put them out of business.

In other countries, government sponsored airlines are immaculate. Like Emirates, it's an awesome airline...
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 6 days ago '16        #22
B86 
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$50 domestic one ways and free first bag and I'm with it
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 6 days ago '13        #23
Murker99 89 heat pts89
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Safety hazard
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 6 days ago '18        #24
OldMoney 
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How much did the rams pay for this D

 6 days ago '15        #25
thirssty58 6 heat pts
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For short flights not bad put some handrails in there like the train if you're weak good luck I've been standing up during turbulence no big deal.
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