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Stand-up airplane seats...

Posted 05 April 2019 - 04:44 PM

From CNN's Travel section: What it's like to travel on a stand-up airplane seat

The producer does have a good point about short hop flights... I know some drop zones who would love this. It'll let them be FAA compliant with regards to keeping the jumpers secure, at the same time when getting reading to go on jump run, there is not going to be so much shifting around as people start standing up and tightening up their gear.

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Re: Stand-up airplane seats...

Posted 05 April 2019 - 04:56 PM

Jumpers? You mean passengers of a commercial airline? What - just hope and pray as they kick your keister out the door? :D



Hand holds will be an extra $15 charge on the flights.

This is flat out stupid.
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Re: Stand-up airplane seats...

Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:43 PM

"Not comfortable" ... "maximum aircraft density"

So, tickets for those seats are going to be half the cost of a seat with legroom, right? Right?

That's pretty telling how one of the holdups is that they know passengers won't like it, but they're figuring out how to do it anyway. Sounds about right for airlines.

This would work on the flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas. For everything else, no.
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Re: Stand-up airplane seats...

Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:04 PM

The math is funny.

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The Boeing 737-800 is an example of an average sized airplane. It has a maximum takeoff weight of about 80,000 kg (175,000 lbs). This includes the weight of the plane, which is about 41,000 kg (90,000 lbs), and the weight of the fuel which is about 18,000 kg (40,000 lbs). This leaves about 20,000 kg (45,000 lbs) for passengers, cargo, and crew.


https://howthingsfly...e-airplane-hold

Assuming no bags.. and average human weighs 65kg.


80000 max
41000 plane
39000 left over
18000 fuel
21000 left over
130 (2 pilots @ 65kg each)
20870 left over
260 (4 attendants @ 65 each)
20610 left over

divide that by 65 and you get, 317 (rounded down) people that can be crammed into that flying pressurized popcan.


Assume max capacity is 126 people

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737-800. It can fly for 5,510 nautical miles (10,205 kilometers). 126 passengers can fit onto the plane

https://simple.m.wik...wiki/Boeing_737

There is, weight wise, room for 191 MORE people to shove in there. Maybe humancentiped it up.. but yeah.. Room for profit.

There maybe some swag if the seats weigh less due to less material so another hu-mon or youngling could be stowed.

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Re: Stand-up airplane seats...

Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:38 AM

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average human weighs 65kg

Maybe if you're Japanese. The average for Americans seems to be 88.8kg for males and 76.4 for females.
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Re: Stand-up airplane seats...

Posted 09 April 2019 - 03:34 PM

LATE STAGE CAPITALISM 
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