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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by uggboy, Apr 27, 2014.
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Travel Notes: Airlines aim to cut weight with lighter seats
Next they'll be weighing the pax and charging them extra if they're overweight.
"But wait", as the TV huckster wailed, isn't there a small Asian airline that does that already?
I like the idea of thinking outside the box to make more money but if it comes at the cost of passenger comfort it is a mistake. Think about it. Your in a service industry with the goal of transporting people from one place to another. Simple. You need to make a profit and gain market share to be successful. Well if your customer focus / base (passengers) are unhappy or uncomfortable how often will they use your service and what are they willing to pay for it? For example most people don't use Greyhound in the USA. Why? Because the schedules are bad, the seats are mostly average to poor, dirty, etc. Although cheap it just isn't an experience you volunteer for most of the time because the alternatives are better.
There's additional info here, as well: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads...ould-save-airlines-millions-of-dollars.85744/
Soon, we we'll have 'bunk bed' style seats.
If they get any tighter then they now are in the back, with tight pitch and bum space and very little recline, we`ll soon be flying standing up all the way, as suggested by RyanAir`s chairman, who also had the bright idea of charging for lav use. (I`ve figured out how to beat his charges though, with a rubber band and a cork.)
When the bunk beds come into being, will there be a premium for the uppers, as I`d like to be higher up for takeoffs and landings in case of a tail strike.