Originally, Virgin Blue had been talking of creating a spin-off airline with a bunch more seats; these days, they seem to be leaning towards reconfiguring Virgin Blue itself. The local papers are already warning it could be a "knee-crunching" experience, which might not be too great on a five-hour flight from one side of Oz to the other. Although for the right price, we're prepared to consider anything.
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Virgin Blue Wants To Squish Your Knees, Make Tall People Suffer On Flights
The Aussie part of Richard Branson's vast empire, low-cost carrier Virgin Blue, has a plan that doesn't sound good for tall or large people. Or anyone one wants to sit reasonably comfortably in a plane, in fact.
Like many airline proposals these days, the new project centers on getting more passengers into the same space. The ideas include putting in extra seats after the emergency exit at the back (apparently that alone would decrease their costs by 3%, presuming people buy those seats) and trying to find other ways to alter the mix of premium, economy and "third class" seats.