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Discussion in 'Other Airlines | Europe' started by uggboy, May 30, 2014.
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Monarch Airlines brings in non-reclining seats
Oh, what's next, standing-room only airplanes? A terrible idea, but not surprising, given current trends in air travel.
No different from Spirit here in the US, they also have non-reclining seats...
The distance between rows looks deceptively large in the promotional photo.
I wish more airlines would do this.
Is Monarch in any way connected to Mr. Ryan, who had spoken of both non-recliners and standing room only flights?
Really looking forward to Ryanair's announced TATL's a few years from now, to try out the standing room only seating plan for an eight hour nonstop. At least the pitch may not be a problem as we wouldn't have to be seated with our knees crunched against the seatbacks in front of us. However, those in F class will be accorded a much larger marked floor area to spread out on for additional comfort.
And you just have to love those IPads placed where a screen would normally be mounted on the back of each seat!
Where do the magazine, exit row instruction brochure, and incidentals go? No webbed pocket under the tray. Or do you just place yor flightbag in that large space in the seatback after removing the iPad, being careful of course not to strangle the person in front of you as you throw the flightbag's strap over the seatback in front to hold it firmly in place so you can access your cellphone and other whatnots, snacks, papers, books, etc., while in the air. May be difficult though if you're in a bulkhead seat, but they could rent bulkhead hooks to hang your bag in front of you, although that may swing it from side to side during turbulance, giving you and your seatmates airsickness feelings besides it being dangerously uncomfortable while ducking it's dangerous manuevers.
Actually, the space for electronics could be good in cases of turbulence. Having been on a flight with terrible and unexpected turbulence (I'm sure pilots know what I'm talking about), I can say those pockets could have saved a few iPads from hitting the ceiling on their way to the floor.
Not that I think much of the seating generally. I'd HATE a red-eye in one of those seats and believe it or not LCC's do offer red-eyes.
the nerds win, g-d forbid they should be disconnected from their porno websites for any length of time.
You do not have to be on one of these less than global carriers. Be aware of being offered "Emergency Exit" seats on any household name carrier ... the row AHEAD of any EE will not recline .. I spent 5 hours Paris - Beirut on an Air France A320, with my row being in front of the over wing exits. And I had been given that seat as a perk for being a Sky Team frequent flyer. Same with British Midland all the way from LHR to Addis Ababa. Caveat Emptor !
Eliminating the recline option could be the first step in further reducing the space between seats. The disappearance of avods, with a new option to renting inboard tablets might follow.
Keep the recline!