Low-cost carriers stick to it

There is some brilliant stuff coming out of the World Low Cost Airlines Congress 2009, which is being held this week in Barcelona. Flight has created a special landing page for the event, so do check it out.

But two postings have caught my eye – Spring Airlines’ reiteration that it is looking at standing-seats (seriously) and Air AsiaX’s reiteration that in-flight connectivity is key. IFEC and interiors are hot topics for the low-cost crowd, as you can see.

Also, I’ve learned from attendees at the event that certain Chinese executives believe I’m the CEO of a Chicago-based aviation firm. To quote Maurice from the classic Eddie Murphy flick Coming to America:

“Hey, I started out mopping the floor just like you guys. But now… now I’m washing lettuce. Soon I’ll be on fries; then the grill. And pretty soon, I’ll make assistant manager, and that’s when the big bucks start rolling in.”

Meanwhile, one fair RWG reader has an idea for satiating Spring’s high density seating desires - the suit of velcro! Letterman tried it out in 1984 :)

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2 Responses to Low-cost carriers stick to it

  1. fitz October 3, 2009 at 9:48 pm #

    oh oh…. I see a low cost no-frills european carrier
    trying this soon!

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