Flyers Forced to Stand in Aisle for 5-Hour Flight

Makes economy look good
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 1, 2010 2:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Think you've got airline travel horror stories? Try standing up in a plane aisle for a 5-hour flight. That's what happened to six passengers flying Tatarstan Airlines after the wrong plane with too few seats arrived to take passengers from Turkey to Russia. They did get an occasional break and were allowed to sit on the floor—when the plane hit tubulence, Gawker reports. The airline offered $200 in compensation, but passengers are demanding $4,700.

One day soon flyers may be paying airlines to stand on flights. Ryanair has floated a plan to sell super-cheap standing tickets on short flights. The proposed new airline "saddle seats" are beginning look positively luxurious. For more on the airline seat wars click here, here and here.
(Read more airline passengers stories.)

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