Stop complaining: Chinese airline considering standup 'seating'


In a move that would make even Ryanair's president jealous, China Springs Airline has been working on the details required to let passengers stand, or sit on a barstool-like seat, in order to fit more people on its planes.

The relatively young airline is looking at retrofitting its current planes with the new standing-room-only seats to keep pace with the incredible demand it has experienced.

These barstool-type seats -- which would still feature a safety belt -- would allow Spring Airlines to cut costs 20% and carry 40% more passengers per flight. No details about the actual seats are available but I can only imagine that they will look similar to the seats on stand up roller coasters. Despite the futuristic look, many people, myself included, find this type of seat horribly uncomfortable.