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DEyncourt wrote: Airbus files US patent for nearly standing "seating":

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Fortunately I think that there are current FAA and European rules on flying which would prevent such from coming about, but it does make you think....


yeah i'm sure they'd never change the rules to benefit the airlines
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I'm suspicious about part 72.
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Geesie wrote: I'm suspicious about part 72.


It's probably just for people who booked at the last minute and paid "full fare"
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TOS wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: Airbus files US patent for nearly standing "seating":

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Fortunately I think that there are current FAA and European rules on flying which would prevent such from coming about, but it does make you think....


yeah i'm sure they'd never change the rules to benefit the airlines

I don't see how that could possibly be safe in a crash.
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Geesie wrote: I'm suspicious about part 72.

* grunt * * moan * Still better than flying the airlines.
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What is left of Malaysian Airlines MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine by Russian separatists. Apparently Putin gave them some pretty serious hardware, and no real training to know the difference between military and civilian aircraft.
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I'm utterly amazed that they thought flying over Ukraine was a good idea.
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That too
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It takes a lot of insurance payouts for transportation companies to alter their routes to less efficient ones. Just ask the Somali pirates.
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i don't know how i will exit this world but i hope i don't end up getting climbed on by ukrainian rednecks
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radarman wrote:
What is left of Malaysian Airlines MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine by Russian separatists. Apparently Putin gave them some pretty serious hardware, and no real training to know the difference between military and civilian aircraft.


Maybe the rebels got their training from the US Navy.
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aw, nature is so ... oh dear lord

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Sucker fish?
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Wow, look at all that stuff you can replace with a smartphone!
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Shut up, that has a "real keyboard™" that lets you to "real work™"
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Wow, look at all that stuff you can replace with a smartphone!


yes, but the "driver" couldn't use it all while driving.

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The civil engineering college at the university I attended built a van like this, except it had racks of Sun servers and flat panel displays. They built it to prove out a new road inspection system that hung off of the back of the van. Worked pretty well, from what I understand, and now systems like it are standard for inspecting roads for damage.
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chikie wrote:
TOS wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: Airbus files US patent for nearly standing "seating":

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Fortunately I think that there are current FAA and European rules on flying which would prevent such from coming about, but it does make you think....


yeah i'm sure they'd never change the rules to benefit the airlines

I don't see how that could possibly be safe in a crash.
I don't understand why they just don't have people laying flat in airplanes and stacked like pancakes, in bunks stacked to the ceiling. It would be more comfortable than the scrunched sitting position they put us in now, and they would be able to fit more people into the planes.
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matt wrote:
chikie wrote:
TOS wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: Airbus files US patent for nearly standing "seating":

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Fortunately I think that there are current FAA and European rules on flying which would prevent such from coming about, but it does make you think....


yeah i'm sure they'd never change the rules to benefit the airlines

I don't see how that could possibly be safe in a crash.
I don't understand why they just don't have people laying flat in airplanes and stacked like pancakes, in bunks stacked to the ceiling. It would be more comfortable than the scrunched sitting position they put us in now, and they would be able to fit more people into the planes.


Kinda like the little cubby pod "Hotels" in Japan?
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CAPSULE! I'm looking for the word capsule!
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The problem with using such capsule modules in planes is that the ビジネスマン (businessman) in Japan really does use such for just sleeping and to avoid having to commute for hours everyday to homes in the suburbs of the big cities.

Given that a good percentage of flyers do not like to or cannot sleep while flying, and that enough of them would not tolerate lying down awake for >4 hours, the airlines probably would have to opt for "double-height" capsules to accommodate the sitters, thus eliminate most (all?) the space savings of using such modules.
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DEyncourt wrote: The problem with using such capsule modules in planes is that the ビジネスマン (businessman) in Japan really does use such for just sleeping and to avoid having to commute for hours everyday to homes in the suburbs of the big cities.

Given that a good percentage of flyers do not like to or cannot sleep while flying, and that enough of them would not tolerate lying down awake for >4 hours, the airlines probably would have to opt for "double-height" capsules to accommodate the sitters, thus eliminate most (all?) the space savings of using such modules.



I think The Onion already took care of it. http://www.theonion.com/articles/united ... g-th,2841/
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DEyncourt wrote: A very big fish:

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That piece of halibut is big enough for Jehovah!
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