Fly the Friendly Skies in a Coffin

Call it “Standing Tomb Only” airplane seating, a new cost-cutting measure proposes shuttling passengers across the sky strapped into coffin-sized spaces.

Reports from experts who saw a quiet pitch from Airbus to Asian carriers, says the report has “passengers propped against a padded backboard, held in place with a harness.”

Using the new process, the airplane could fit 853, up from 500

Airbus denied the report Tuesday, according to CNNMoney.

However, the Western Hemisphere shouldn’t fear of being strapped into flying gurneys anytime soon. Corpulence saves the day; we’re too fat for this cat to fly in America.

One Day, That Economy Ticket May Buy You a Place to Stand” [NYTimes]

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