If the great Dr. Seuss ever had to stand up on public transportation, I’d imagine he’d have written a story like this:
Would you try to stand today?
Will you make it all the way?
Would you stand up on a trolley?
Would your daughter bring her dolly?
Would you stand up in a train,
On the bus, or in a plane?
I would stand up in a car,
One not going very far!
Standing on the harbor ferry
Makes your day so bright and merry…
I’ve been left standing in a lot of places. In
How long before we’re all standing up on the plane? Well, at least one airline in
I have a couple of problems with his plan (you can read about it, here). First of all, how are we (and our children) supposed to deal with turbulence? Have Dad hold on tight while everyone clings to him as you bounce through the air? Second, what about the weight? If you increase the passenger payload by 50% (as O’Leary claims), does that mean all passengers would have to DECREASE their baggage weight by 50% to compensate? Are there no more overhead bins? How will the beverage cart fit down the aisle? Will people pay the lavatory fee just to get a chance to sit down for awhile?
I hope this isn’t approved. I, for one, will pay whatever it takes to get a seat…
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