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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Standup Seats On Airplanes Just A Myth....

[Via Barcepundit] The geniuses at the New York Times, corrected an article that stated that Airbus was quietly approaching Asian carriers with the idea of offering standup seats in economy class. The theory is that more passengers can be squeezed onto a plane if they are standing, generating more revenue to offset some of the increases in fuel prices.
Airbus has been quietly pitching the standing-room-only option to Asian carriers, though none have agreed to it yet. Passengers in the standing section would be propped against a padded backboard, held in place with a harness, according to experts who have seen a proposal. But its not like standing room tickets available at the Opera boys and girls. New York Times writers live in their own little tiny world!
Of course, this was Airbus that was doing this, but the writer wrote about increases in configurations and how they would impact the number of passengers on Boeing planes.
The result is an additional 6 seats on a typical Boeing 737, for a total of 156, and as many as 12 new seats on a Boeing 757, for a total of 200.
I wonder if Airbus provided the NYTs with the Boeing configuration info or maybe it was just made up. But they did mention the increase in capacity associated with the new A380 superjumbo...
With a typical configuration, the A380 will accommodate about 500 passengers. But with standing-room-only seats, the same plane could conceivably fit in 853 passengers, the maximum it would be permitted to carry.
Perfect for going to Thailand for Chinese New Year, I think.

I once flew a Tupulov Russian aircraft but so many of the seats were broken that some of us had to stand during the flight. We cantilevered ourselves over our broken seats during takeoff and landing holding onto the broken seatbelts to steady ourselves.

Of course coming back to the New York Times, maybe this is what they had in mind for their flying busses in Asia...



So, the unhinged hard-left tin-foil brigade at the New York Times and their shitty reporting has bleed from their anti-Republican themes to other material such as the above. Maybe this has been excreted from the top, "Pinch" Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times had this to say at the commencement graduation at SUNY New Paltz, near where I grew up...
As keynote commencement speaker, Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger "apologized" to graduates at the State University of New York at New Paltz on Sunday for the failure of his generation to stop the Iraq War and to sufficiently promote "fundamental human rights" like abortion, immigration, and gay marriage.
Apologized? And "fundamental human rights" like abortion, immigration and gay marriage? What the heck is this fellow talking about? How about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Well this rich-boy clown, that directs the editorial policy of the fast becoming hard-left tinfoil hat brigade, The New York Times, is a modern liberal and not a classic liberal and his consternation with his failure maybe due to his own Liberalism=Laziness problem.

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