"Barstool-style" seating on a Chinese airline? On Spring Airlines, standing-room-only cabins could accommodate up to 40 per cent more passengers. Budget Travel Thursday, Jul 2, 2009, 9:04 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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"Barstool-style" seating on a Chinese airline?

Would you accept "barstool-style" seating in exchange for a cheaper plane ticket? That's the question China's Spring Airlines is considering. The low-cost carrier has more demand for its flights than it has planes, says Britain's Sky News.

The company president says the new plan would be "like catching a bus, with no seat, no luggage consignment, no food, no water." The company needs to get approval from regulators first, adding that government officials have been positive so far.

Back in 2003, aircraft manufacturer Airbus researched the idea of "standing-room seats" but abandoned the idea, says The New York Times

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