Welcome to our new Viking Slave Class!
Blog Guy, I’m planning some vacations and I wonder what I can look forward to in the world of airline travel. I figure it can only get better, right?
Sure, if that’s what you’d like to believe. But you might want to look at a new airline seat configuration, the so-called “standing seat,” just unveiled at a conference on aircraft interiors.
This is one of your outrageous put-ons, right, Blog Guy?
I’m afraid not. According to reports, the eventual idea is to create a new cabin class, BELOW economy. I’m not sure If they’ve named it yet, but I would suggest “Sardine Class,” “Emergency Morgue Class” or “Fall of Saigon Class.”
How long can people fly in that position?
I would think anything longer than the 16-hour flight from New York to Hong Kong would be a problem.
But wait, how do passengers even squeeze into those rows, Blog Guy?
The narrow rows are created AFTER the passengers are in place. Are you familiar with how a trash compactor works?
This is horrible! Then how do you get up to go use the lavatory?
You don’t. As I understand it, every seat is also a toilet. No extra charge.
Well, I don’t care what I have to do, after seeing these horrific photos I plan to start flying first class!
Um, I’m sorry to burst your bubble, honey, but this IS the new first class.
People try out Italian company Aviointeriors’ new aircraft ‘standing seat’ which has 23 inches of legroom, instead of the current economy class average of 30 inches, at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Long Beach, California, September 15, 2010. REUTERS photos by Lucy Nicholson