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A standing-only section on planes could mean lower fares, study says
A standing-only section on planes could mean lower fares, study says

Would you buy a bargain-priced airline ticket, but the catch was you had to stand for the entire flight? A new university study says the idea of standing-only sections on planes is no joke. An airline that removes seats can fit about 20% more passengers and, as a result, offer discounts of as much as 44% compared with airlines that offer big comfy seats, according to the study published in the International Journal of Engineering and Technology. Airlines in Ireland and China have looked into the concept, but none have yet put the idea into practice. Major carriers in the U.S. and the Federal Aviation Administration say the idea has to overcome some serious hurdles before it can...

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