Majority Against Standing Seats on Aircraft
Thursday, 16 September 2010
However, a third of customers questioned in the survey by HolidayExtras.com said they would consider the idea, and only 13 per cent insisted that they'd have to pass safety standards first. For the other 20 per cent, price was a more important consideration.
The seats were slightly more popular with women than men, with 34 per cent of women saying they'd be prepared to give them a go, compared with 32 per cent of men.
Mike Whiting, Managing Editor of HolidayExtras.com, said: "It's clear that our customers have reservations about standing up while flying.
"Some will, of course, be attracted by the lower prices, but even if the seats get safety approval, standing for up to a couple of hours will be an uncomfortable option for many."