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$8 "Standing Room Only" Plane Tickets: Brilliant or Baffling?

Unless there is a significant legroom difference for a reasonable cost, I wouldn't pick to sit in a special area of the aircraft. However, when I'm thinking extra legroom, standing never entered my picture!

From the same people who brought the pay-to-go (literally) bathrooms, Ireland's Ryan Air now suggests a "vertical seating" section for flights. To accommodate the standers, the last 10 rows of seats would be removed to create the same amount of standing area. The price would be about $8 per flight to travel this way, but is the bargain rate really worth it?

Surely there are still logistical questions — such as turbulence and takeoff/landing times — but let's ignore those for polling purposes. If it became available, would you shell out less cash and stand your way to the destination or are you already walking away?

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ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
I love that they call it 'vertical seating' instead of standing-room-only... and for $8, sure, why not
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
Lol, crouch fare :rotfl: sounded great for the San Francisco to San Diego up until that came up.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 7 years
Good point BalletFille!
C-Ruth C-Ruth 7 years
umm.. are they planning to raise the ceilings? Cause I for one know I cannot stand at all comfortably in an airplane underneath the overhead bins..
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
Ryanair already has prices that low, but they add a ton of fees to everything. If the price stayed at $8 though, heck yeah I'd do it! Flights within Europe can only be so long, and if it's an hour or less, I see no problem with that. I've been standing on trains for longer than that!
Marshmelly411 Marshmelly411 7 years
@skigurl "you can't logjam people in like sardines!!!!" never underestimate the power of airlines to cram as many people/things into as confined a space as humanly possible. hahaha
brindey brindey 7 years
Now that I think about it.....what about the safety features incorporated into the seat: like the flotation device. I would be up for it for shorter flights as long as it was safe.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
How did I know it would be Ryan Air suggesting this. Well, two things: I would do it for short around Europe, how would it be different to stand on a plane for half an hour versus standing on a subway or bus or something. But for longer flights, I can't stand that long, so I would say no. But furthermore, Even if you remove, say, 10 seats, how many people can you really fit standing in that area? no more than 10 anyway because you can't logjam people in like sardines!!!! So how does this even make sense?
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I'd rather stand! My least favorite part about flying is sitting that whole time.
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