By Kevin Meyer
Several months I told you how I switched from a butt-widening traditional office desk and chair to a stand up desk. The increase in productivity has been incredible… and now if I daydream while surfing the net I simply fall over. You quickly learn that's not a good thing. It did take a few weeks to get used to, but since then a few pounds have come off and I actually have a hard time sitting anywhere. It's just… so… boring.
Now an airline is taking the concept to new heights (sorry, I just couldn't resist!).
with seat belts around their waists.
Michael O'Leary, the chief executive, has already held talks with US plane
manufacturer Boeing about designing an aircraft with standing room. He is now seeking approval from the Irish Aviation Authority before ordering a
new fleet of carriers, according to The Sun. A Ryanair spokesman told the newspaper: "If they approve it, we'll be
Mr O'Leary is reported to have got the idea from the Chinese airline Spring,
which has put forward similar plans. It estimates space could be made for up
to 50 per cent more passengers and costs could be cut by 20 per cent.
Great… cram them in. But if a customer finds value in it, presumably because of a cheaper price, then so be it. As much as I like standing up to work, I doubt I'll want to sit on a bar stool for a couple hours.
Unless… there's an actual bar in front of me.