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Flying standing?

October 30, 2011

Surely most of us have flown in a low cost company . Have you ever felt as if you were in a market?

In my last flight I had this feeling.

First of all, we usually look for a cheap journey and when we think we have found it, maybe € 12 one way, as soon as we add some fees like baggage, depending on the weight, it could cost more than € 50. If we want to book a seat, we have to pay for it, too. If we don’t, then we’ll be in a queue for an hour or more to get on the plane. Then we realize we have spent much more money than we thought and what is more. it is also quite stressful, Isn’t it?

When we are into the plane, from the take off to the landing, the flight attendants sell all kind of things like drinks, electronic cigarettes, even lottery tickets so that the company gets much more money, consequently we can’t sleep because they are all the time speaking by PA System.

The funniest I have lately heard about one of these companies is that they asked  the government to let them  build their planes in such a way that we’ll be standing while travelling so that there is room  for more people. Can you believe it?

They say that it would reduce prices, but I think it is going to have consecuences.

If you want to read more about it click HERE

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Eugenia Ferrer Perez permalink
    October 31, 2011 11:20 pm

    Ja ja ja! I´ve seen those kind of seats before, they are in cathedrals and they were used by priests while they were attending mass. That way they were resting but they seemed to be standing during the religious service, so the idea is not so original it´s quite ancient!

  2. cochando permalink
    November 1, 2011 3:08 pm

    How funny Ximo! I had no idea about future Ryanair´s plans. Nevertheless Michael O´leary is famous for being a creative and enterprising businessman, so it´s hardly surprising that in the near future we have to travel on the plane standing. If that´the case, I wonder what we are going to do with our children during the fly. I can´t imagine: if it´s extremely difficult to remain them quiet and calm seated, how are we going to do it with the children standing up? Oh, I know! Maybe they will invent any kind of gadget to make the children keep still (previous payment, of course).

  3. jesarqit permalink
    November 1, 2011 6:38 pm

    I´m sure it´s an imaginative solution but don´t you think that through this kind of measures, flying on a plane it´s getting closer to the image of pigs on a truck?. And we even have to pay to go to the toilet! I think these proposals degrade passenger conditions and I´m completely against them, no matter the prize or money you save.

  4. XimoM permalink
    November 1, 2011 11:13 pm

    Exactly Jesus, that’s what I mean, I felt like a pig in a truck. Especially when the bus that makes the transfer of people from the airport terminal to the plane opens its doors and everyone rush desperately to take seat. But this is only one detail.

    After making this post, when I was looking for a video, I realized how people is angry with the rules of this company, and I was really surprised. However, we continue flying with them.
    We think, the more money we save the more satisfied we are. But this is one of the cases I think it isn’t worth it, in the end we don’t save so much money.

    Concha I’m afraid that children could be into the luggage compartment. As soon as Michael O´leary ask for it, it will be granted. Won’t it?

  5. marisa permalink
    November 2, 2011 12:27 am

    HAHA!!!!!!!!!! As you say, everybody is angry with Ryanair, but they just don’t care because we keep flying with them. Mind you, I know a few people who have already decided never again and prefer to pay more. But the problem is that the company gets away with it. If the law didn’t allow them, they wouldn’t do it, would they?


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