Air Travel, Chinese Style: No Seats


A Chinese low-cost airline is planning to run flights with standing room only tickets, with passengers being made to stand for the entire duration of their flight, allowing up to a 40% increase in human cargo.

The president of the airline, Spring Airlines, claims the Vice-Premier Zheng Dejiang suggested the idea:

“He suggested that, for a lower price, passengers should be able to get on a plane like catching a bus, with no seat, no luggage consignment, no food, no water, but very convenient.”

The plan would entail discounted standing room only tickets, which has apparently been previously mooted by aircraft maker Airbus, with passengers strapped to boards during takeoff and landing.

Approval has not yet been granted, but with the blessing of so senior a figure the president is confident of approval.

Via Wanderlust.

What could possibly go wrong…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Human catapult seems like a better idea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That's actually plan B.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    in flight groping キタ━━━━(゜∀゜)━━━━ッ!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... the most retarded thing ever. Have they even considered the take-off scenario for standing ? not to mention the disruption for balance once it manuevers. I hope they don't learn from a huge massive tragic accident just to realize life is not that for a risky flight.

    Comment by knee_san
    10:05 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    well good luck on that..

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    Comment by DieHardjagged
    09:37 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I cant take that news for real, i mean, if they could stuff more people in the plane, that means also more stuff to load in the back.. that would be too much weight, WOULDNT IT?

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    Comment by Tommy
    10:08 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another wacky idea from China I do hope that this will not go into effect because there are some people can't stand in a long period and what about food & water?

    Traveling by plane will cost more time than traveling with a bullet train.

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    Comment by sanimej2
    11:59 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What could possibly go wrong…

    D E A T H

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's not the only airline. if others don't what to take this they cant take other one. the result doesn't have to be death.

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    12:06 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    would anyone dare to stand for 24 hours or more?I don't think so..

    Comment by gunzaku
    13:39 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its for local flight only i think...

    Comment by Ex-Otaku-V3
    11:48 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    stupit chinan with stupit idea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:56 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't judge the whole race just by 1 person's doing deep shit

    Comment by diskonline
    18:24 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's not our idea, don't you know? you trust sancom more than google?

    Comment by diskonline
    11:40 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by makkun
    11:28 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    how come not being able to sit for the entire flight duration is very convenient??

    to me,, THAT is tiring....-_-;

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    Comment by dzodzu
    06:59 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It reminds me of series Good Luck with Aya Ueto, it was all about passenger services.
    Good luck China, or should I say "Goddo roku" hihihi :P

    Comment by Mio Fanboy
    06:59 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds dangerous during turbulence.

    Comment by Gunso
    15:55 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe they were tight together to the bar steel mount inside the plane… to avoid such that kind of things...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "This is Spaaaartaaaaaaaa ..."

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    Comment by Ren ichimoku
    14:37 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This Is madnesS.... (.), (.)

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    Comment by Knives
    09:06 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe this is one way to reduce chinas population XD .... think of it ... if they add 40% more passengers in one plane and crash it .... more people die XD

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    Comment by Reboot
    08:53 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That simply can't be. It's against international flight regulations.

    A plane like that just couldn't land on any non-chinese airport. It'll never be allowed to simply taxi in those conditions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to worry, the PRC will just tell nations that object to either accept it or they will stop trading with them. Similar to how they bully nations not to deal with Taiwan.

    And some nations are up to their eyeballs in debt to the PRC (Sri Lanka, name one.) that they accept it not matter what law get broken.

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    Comment by Reboot
    20:28 11/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm... You've got a point there.

    Comment by Metalbunny
    13:04 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell..What are they going to do when there's turbulence??..??
    What are they going to use as support???..
    Their own feet perhaps?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:04 05/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the passengers are gonna be dead by lead-poisoning by the time they get to their destination anywayz >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "human cargo"

    Comment by Honoo
    19:04 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reminds me of a particular movie: First class seats are overly done complete with spa blah blah blah I can't recall (call it the epitome of luxury), while economy class is a bus-style standing place for passengers, uses old-school TVs that depend on aerials and blah blah blah.

    Comment by plmko
    13:58 05/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Feels like the Mile high club.

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    Comment by stomach_hands
    23:37 19/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    just add wings :

    Comment by plau
    17:57 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which anime is that image from?

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    Comment by Aeromax
    13:06 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know what, why don't we just get everyone to pile in the plane. No clothes, because they take up space. Just shove them all in like sardines, on top of each other, they can have air holes to breathe with. We can put a net over them to keep them in the fuselage (no roof, that costs money too).

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hell, why don't we all just fund matter transportation research? Screw airplanes/cars/buses/motorcycles/bikes/simmilar-things. Beam me up. XD

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    Comment by Aeromax
    15:03 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In before accusations of molestation

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    17:02 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is obviously a conspiracy to kill off people to reduce China's population.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:59 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on Artefact, even Wai wai filtered their "news" more than this sensationalist rag....

    Comment by Anon
    02:52 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, while I do find news like this funny, I can't help but feel that you do indeed have a strong bias against China (coming from a Canadian). It's not so much that anything is being distorted, but just from reading the related news headlines, it seems that negative news about China usually emphasizes that it happened in China, while news about other countries often only briefly touch on or neglect the location altogether.

    Anyways, on the topic at hand, while certainly there has been a history of safety negligence in China, I highly doubt this sort of thing would be implemented.

    Comment by MelancholyMomo
    03:23 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The article only pointed out that the airline was Chinese once.. and that was for obvious reasons..

    unless you include the title.. but again.. obvious reasons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 05/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    but this kind of idea seems to be brought up from British before. so why target China?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    but you hardly see any thing like
    -men in (which country) raped a school-

    Comment by Anon
    05:30 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just look at the 4 related articles... I don't even remember any articles that included titles those that for any other country. It's obviously implied that this sort of negative thing is widespread in China when you use titles like 'Chinese Style'.

    Comment by MelancholyMomo
    06:34 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    but that is boring is it not..?

    forgive me I regret replying with those examples.. and maybe that was a pointless thing to do, and I admit my opinion was wrong tehe~..

    but again.. this site is probably trying to get as many page views as possible.. maybe not in the 'nicest' methods.. but does it really matter? people don't come on this website to read articles of world peace and other idealistic things like that.. well i myself don't..

    fundamentally if you are offended with these articles.. why are you here?

    Comment by MelancholyMomo
    06:37 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ah sorry.. to be honest i didn't read your first comment fully.. it seems you take no offence from this argument..

    I have kinda embarrassed myself today..

    yeah. tehe~

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:08 26/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Ryan air got the same idea back in Europe. But CHINA IS BAD SHIT AND SHOULD BE NUKED, right ?

    Comment by MelancholyMomo
    06:06 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    North Korea: “We’ll Kill a Third of Japan’s Population!”..

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    Comment by MelancholyMomo
    06:14 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and.. I think you have mistaken the purpose of this site..

    and.. what would you name this article if you couldn't include China in it..

    Air Travel, Fail.. maybe? - not so eye catching

    a title that is devious, brings in more page view i guess..

    Comment by Anon
    06:20 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    At the same time, none of those except the Korea ones had any hint that the news was representative of the entire country. The last few simply pointed out the opinion or actions of a person. I wouldn't even consider anything about the Rozne Aso one negative.

    The equivalent of that in this article would be "Airlines Vice-Premier Zheng Dejiang suggests seatless air travel in China.", or something to that degree.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:55 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I suggested that, for a lower price, passengers should be able to get on a plane like catching a bus, with no seat, no luggage consignment, no food, no water, but very convenient.

    oh, and safety are not guarantee.”

    -Vice-Premier Zheng Dejiang

    srsly... he deserved to be kill by Kira

    Comment by gunzaku
    13:33 04/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    he is helping kira by killing the sinful

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