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Lower air fares
« on: December 19, 2015, 08:27:37 AM »
Airbus proposes a  new jet design that will aloud for even lower airfares for those who are willing to ride in even less comfort than economy class.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/airbus-patents-designs-for-convertible-plane/ss-BBnI0KJ

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Re: Lower air fares
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 03:51:24 PM »
Airbus proposes a  new jet design that will aloud for even lower airfares for those who are willing to ride in even less comfort than economy class.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/airbus-patents-designs-for-convertible-plane/ss-BBnI0KJ

Why less comfort?
Instead of hanging around in a departure lounge then walking to the plane, shoving and pushing to get ones bags stowed while folks are trying to get past one with this system people would be at leisure to get everything sorted out and then be lifted into the plane for immediate dispatch.

Seems like a very good idea because with today's large planes embarkation and disembarkation are taking longer than in the past and the increase in cabin baggage stowage is making seating a more frustrating experience. This shifts the boarding and deboarding from the plane to the terminal which would be expected to reduce the time waiting in the aircraft. Also, if a plane is held on the apron passengers who, today, would have to wait in the plane would now, in some cases,  be able to wait in the airport and take their seats when the plane is ready to leave.

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Re: Lower air fares
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 01:35:56 AM »
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Re: Lower air fares
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 01:56:16 PM »
Airbus proposes a  new jet design that will aloud for even lower airfares for those who are willing to ride in even less comfort than economy class.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/airbus-patents-designs-for-convertible-plane/ss-BBnI0KJ

Why less comfort?
Instead of hanging around in a departure lounge then walking to the plane, shoving and pushing to get ones bags stowed while folks are trying to get past one with this system people would be at leisure to get everything sorted out and then be lifted into the plane for immediate dispatch.

Seems like a very good idea because with today's large planes embarkation and disembarkation are taking longer than in the past and the increase in cabin baggage stowage is making seating a more frustrating experience. This shifts the boarding and deboarding from the plane to the terminal which would be expected to reduce the time waiting in the aircraft. Also, if a plane is held on the apron passengers who, today, would have to wait in the plane would now, in some cases,  be able to wait in the airport and take their seats when the plane is ready to leave.

The - 30 degrees that you would have at normal flight attitudes, the 600 mile an hours breeze, and the total inability of humans to survive without cabin pressure may contribute to some slight discomforts before death. But look the airline would save on drinks and peanuts. Beside that all the bodies would all ready be frozen when the plans lands.