Byline: The Register-Guard
The reason you may have to lean forward to look out the window of an airplane is because the airlines have squeezed in a few extra rows of seats. The windows can't be moved, so the result is a misaligment - and, for passengers who enjoy the view from 35,000 feet, a sore neck. But before long you may have to bend over Bend over may refer to the action of bending one's body over, as in to pick up something, or, for example, as the hydra does in order to move when hunting, in dancing (like in the various breakdance moves), gymnastics, and sports (like snap football). to get a glimpse of the ground.
Coming soon: Standing-room flights.
Airlines are continually looking for Looking for
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New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times reports that when American Airlines American Airlines
Major U.S. airline. American was created through a merger of several smaller U.S. airlines and incorporated in 1934. It continued to buy the routes of other airlines, becoming an international carrier in the 1970s; its routes include South America, the squeezed five more seats into the economy section of its MD-80 planes, it gained an estimated $60 million a year in revenue.
Airbus, the European airplane manufacturing consortium, is taking the airlines' demands for higher passenger counts a step further. It has proposed replacing seats with a standing-room option. Passengers would brace themselves against something resembling an upright gurney gurney /gur·ney/ (gur´ne) a wheeled cot used in hospitals.
n. pl. gur·neys
A metal stretcher with wheeled legs, used for transporting patients. , and would be held in place by a harness. Standing passengers would be placed 25 inches apart, compared to a distance of 30 or 31 inches between seats.
Airbus plans to deliver its first superjumbo jet, the A380, next year, with a capacity of about 500 passengers. With a standing-room configuration, the plane could hold as many as 853.
It's expected that the standing-room arrangement would be offered for short flights - but if it catches on, the new class of low-fare, low-comfort air travel would be expanded to longer routes.
And who's to say that standing room will be the last step toward shoehorning Shoehorning is a ploy alleged by skeptics to be used by psychics as a way to make it sound like their prophecies or those of earlier prophets had come true. The process involves taking an earlier prophecy and attempting to affix a current event to it, with the event apparently as many people aboard as possible? Why not install tiers of bunks, so that the experience of flying would resemble that of making the middle passage aboard a slave-trade vessel? No doubt engineers are also contemplating ways of making better use of cargo space, creating a true steerage steer·age
1. The act or practice of steering.
a. The effect of the helm on a ship.
b. The steering apparatus of a ship.
Airlines' need to maximize revenue, and the public's demand for low fares creates irresistible pressure for crowded planes. The only question is whether a passenger in the cattle cars of the future will still get a bag of peanuts.