Planes feel like they’re constantly getting smaller and smaller and the leg room on flight's seems almost non-existent these days. With more people travelling by air than ever before and flights getting cheaper, budget airlines have been trying to think of ways to fit more passengers on board. Now, the Columbian budget airline, VivaColumbia, are considering changing their planes in the most shocking way, in order to make their flights more affordable.
The airline plans to remove all seats from its planes in order to fit more passengers on, whilst reducing it's prices. This plan is intended for shorter flights that last around an hour or two, on flights you don’t necessarily need entertainment or food. The flights would be targeted at the poorer Columbian working class and those travelling on a budget.
The main concern for this plan would obviously be the lack of seatbelts if an accident was to happen. However, back in 2010 when Ryanair were planning to take seats away in planes, their CEO Michael O’Leary explained that, “If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you. You don't need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don't need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120mph.”
The good news is, it is very unlikely these plans will actually go ahead due to safety restrictions when it comes to planes. However, if safety rules change, deciding whether you want to sit down or stand for the duration of your flight might be something you need to consider in the future.
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