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Stand while you fly?

Stand while you fly?

Credit: RyanAir

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on July 2, 2010 at 5:18 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 2 at 5:20 AM

If it would save you money would you be willing to stand while you fly?

That’s the question a low price European airline asked passengers about a year ago. They’re response so great, the airline is now considering adding standing room only seats, if you can call them that.

According to AOL News, RyanAir wants to install ten rows of standing room seats that will sell for as little as $6.07 a piece. The vertical seats would have a belt that goes over the shoulder to secure the passenger.

The airline hopes to first install these seats on shorter flights, but hasn’t ruled out adding these seats on longer flights in the future.

The standing room only seats, if you can call them seats, still need approval by U.K. and European regulators. And the airline may be lucky to gain approval, apparently the Aviation Authority has a rule requiring every passenger to have a seat.

RyanAir is the same airline that is considering removing some of the bathrooms on flights and charging customers to use the remaining ones.

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