This company wants you to travel ‘standing’ on your flight—and it could save you money

Italian seat manufacturer Avioninteriors recently debuted the concept of “standing seats.” According to the company, the contraption “ensures an increased upright passenger position, allowing installation of the seat at a reduced pitch.” But it’s unclear how much airfare passengers would be able to save by purchasing standing seats, and experts aren’t optimistic about the seats’ success. Let’s assume with SkyRider [2.0] you’re taking 15% off seats. The SkyRider 2.0 is the second “saddle-style” s


Italian seat manufacturer Avioninteriors recently debuted the concept of “standing seats.” According to the company, the contraption “ensures an increased upright passenger position, allowing installation of the seat at a reduced pitch.” But it’s unclear how much airfare passengers would be able to save by purchasing standing seats, and experts aren’t optimistic about the seats’ success. Let’s assume with SkyRider [2.0] you’re taking 15% off seats. The SkyRider 2.0 is the second “saddle-style” s
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This company wants you to travel 'standing' on your flight—and it could save you money

Sometimes it feels like airlines have already stripped everything they can from your Basic Economy seat to make it cheaper — the space is cramped and there are no amenities, sometimes you don’t even get space in the overhead bin.

But it seems there’s at least one thing left they can take away: One day you might not sit at all.

Italian seat manufacturer Avioninteriors recently debuted the concept of “standing seats.”

With the design, called SkyRider 2.0, passengers would actually be held upright by a small, padded support saddle (that looks akin to a slightly bigger and softer bike seat). It’s connected to a pole attached to both the ceiling and floor, and there is also back support.

According to the company, the contraption “ensures an increased upright passenger position, allowing installation of the seat at a reduced pitch.” Pitch is the distance between your seat and the one in front of you, and the average economy seat in the U.S. already doesn’t leave that much wiggle room at 31 to 32 inches.

Avioninteriors has not yet disclosed how much smaller that space will get with standing seats, but the design is meant to help airlines squeeze 20 percent more passengers onto a plane by allowing for an “ultra-high density” of people in the cabin, according to the company. The seats also require minimal maintenance because of a reduced number of components, according to Avioninteriors’ website. All that could mean increased profit for airlines.

But it’s unclear how much airfare passengers would be able to save by purchasing standing seats, and experts aren’t optimistic about the seats’ success.

“If the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] is satisfied in some bizarre way that standing is not a safety problem, and you have an unlimited supply of people who put no premium in comfort whatsoever, sure, but don’t count on it,” aviation expert Richard Aboulafia of Teal Group tells CNBC Make It.

“It’s dysfunctional.”

Aboulafia also doesn’t believe any savings would be enough of a benefit.

“If an airline did offer this sort of seat, what would it do for the passenger price-wise? There are already a lot of ultra-low-cost airfares out there from companies like Southwest. Let’s assume with SkyRider [2.0] you’re taking 15% off seats. It’s not that much money for cheap fares.

“How many people are really going to say, ‘wow, I’m saving $10 for standing for two hours….’ How many of these people are out there?”

Aboulafia adds, “Being in the aircraft business, we haven’t heard a lot about these seats, for what that’s worth.”

Avioninteriors did not immediately respond to CNBC Make It’s request for comment.

The SkyRider 2.0 is the second “saddle-style” seat developed by Avioninteriors. The original SkyRider, designed in 2010, was still bare bones but allowed for a slightly more seated position.

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Here’s how to make sure your summer travel plans aren’t ruined by 737 Max flight cancellations

Thousands of flights have been canceled since all of Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes were grounded on March 13, forcing American, Southwest, United and many international airlines to scramble and adjust schedules, rebook passengers and figure out what comes next. Airlines expect Boeing to issue software updates and new training procedures for the 737 Max planes soon, but there is no set date yet for when the aircraft will be recertified and return to the skies. And now the summer travel season is abo


Thousands of flights have been canceled since all of Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes were grounded on March 13, forcing American, Southwest, United and many international airlines to scramble and adjust schedules, rebook passengers and figure out what comes next. Airlines expect Boeing to issue software updates and new training procedures for the 737 Max planes soon, but there is no set date yet for when the aircraft will be recertified and return to the skies. And now the summer travel season is abo
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Here's how to make sure your summer travel plans aren't ruined by 737 Max flight cancellations

Thousands of flights have been canceled since all of Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes were grounded on March 13, forcing American, Southwest, United and many international airlines to scramble and adjust schedules, rebook passengers and figure out what comes next.

Airlines expect Boeing to issue software updates and new training procedures for the 737 Max planes soon, but there is no set date yet for when the aircraft will be recertified and return to the skies.

And now the summer travel season is about to kick into high gear.

Here’s what airlines and travel experts are telling passengers about how the 737 Max grounding may affect fares and summer travel plans.


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This new $12 billion airport will be the biggest in the world — take a look inside

On April 6, Istanbul Atakturk Airport — which was considered one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers — officially ceased operations. All commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport, which means Istanbul New Airport is open for business. The new airport covers 76 million square meters (more than 818 million square feet or 18,780 acres) and can currently handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. When the entire airpo


On April 6, Istanbul Atakturk Airport — which was considered one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers — officially ceased operations. All commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport, which means Istanbul New Airport is open for business. The new airport covers 76 million square meters (more than 818 million square feet or 18,780 acres) and can currently handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. When the entire airpo
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This new $12 billion airport will be the biggest in the world — take a look inside

On April 6, Istanbul Atakturk Airport — which was considered one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers — officially ceased operations. All commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport, which means Istanbul New Airport is open for business.

The first flight at Istanbul New Airport took place October 2018, and now the airport’s first phase of construction, which includes three runways and 15 million square feet of terminal space, is finished. There are four phases to be completed by 2025, with a total cost of about $12 billion.

The new airport covers 76 million square meters (more than 818 million square feet or 18,780 acres) and can currently handle 90 million passengers a year in phase one. When the entire airport is completed, it will be able to handle 200 million passengers a year. That will make it the world’s biggest airport by passenger traffic. In comparison, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, currently the world’s busiest airport, handles 107 million passengers a year.


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Icelandic airline Wow Air collapses and cancels all flights

Iceland’s low cost carrier Wow Air has canceled all flights and told passengers to book with other airlines. Its website has a travel alert that begins: “Wow Air has ceased operation. All Wow Air flights have been canceled.” In November, it was announced that Icelandair Group, the holding company of rival carrier Icelandair, would acquire the entire share capital of Wow Air but that proposal fell apart within weeks. Founded by chief executive Skuli Mogensen, Wow Air took off for the first time i


Iceland’s low cost carrier Wow Air has canceled all flights and told passengers to book with other airlines. Its website has a travel alert that begins: “Wow Air has ceased operation. All Wow Air flights have been canceled.” In November, it was announced that Icelandair Group, the holding company of rival carrier Icelandair, would acquire the entire share capital of Wow Air but that proposal fell apart within weeks. Founded by chief executive Skuli Mogensen, Wow Air took off for the first time i
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Icelandic airline Wow Air collapses and cancels all flights

Iceland’s low cost carrier Wow Air has canceled all flights and told passengers to book with other airlines.

Its website has a travel alert that begins: “Wow Air has ceased operation. All Wow Air flights have been canceled.”

The alert said people who wanted to travel should now look for “so-called rescue fares” which may now be offered by rival airlines.

Wow added that those who made bookings by credit card or via a European travel agent should try to get their money back through those businesses. It said some passengers may be entitled to compensation from the airline itself.

In November, it was announced that Icelandair Group, the holding company of rival carrier Icelandair, would acquire the entire share capital of Wow Air but that proposal fell apart within weeks.

Further talks between the two airlines ended Sunday.

Founded by chief executive Skuli Mogensen, Wow Air took off for the first time in 2012.

The carrier employed more than 1,000 people by 2018 and in the same year carried around 3.5 million passengers in its 11 aircraft.


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Southwest Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando; FAA cites engine issue unrelated to recent crashes

The crew of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max declared an emergency shortly after takeoff and returned to Orlando’s main airport on Tuesday after reporting an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The FAA grounded this type of aircraft earlier this month following two fatal crashes of the popular model. The FAA on March 13 joined dozens of other countries in grounding the planes, following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 Max 8. The FAA said it is in


The crew of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max declared an emergency shortly after takeoff and returned to Orlando’s main airport on Tuesday after reporting an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The FAA grounded this type of aircraft earlier this month following two fatal crashes of the popular model. The FAA on March 13 joined dozens of other countries in grounding the planes, following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 Max 8. The FAA said it is in
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Southwest Boeing 737 Max makes emergency landing in Orlando; FAA cites engine issue unrelated to recent crashes

The crew of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max declared an emergency shortly after takeoff and returned to Orlando’s main airport on Tuesday after reporting an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The FAA grounded this type of aircraft earlier this month following two fatal crashes of the popular model.

Airlines aren’t allowed to fly passengers under the FAA’s order. The Southwest plane, which was not carrying passengers, was bound for Victorville, Calif., where the carrier is storing the aircraft in a facility in the western Mojave Desert.

The FAA on March 13 joined dozens of other countries in grounding the planes, following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 Max 8. All 157 passengers on board were killed and investigators said the crash had “clear similarities” with a Lion Air flight in October, operated by the same type of plane, plunged into the Java Sea in Indonesia, killing the 189 people on board.

The FAA said it is investigating the Southwest incident on Tuesday and that the issue was not related to other concerns about the 737 Max that led the agency to ground the plane.

Southwest Flight 8701, the ferry flight, returned to Orlando International Airport shortly before 3 p.m. EDT after the pilots “reported a performance issue with one of the engines shortly after takeoff,” Southwest said in a statement. “The crew followed protocol and safely landed back at the airport.”

CNBC’s Phil LeBeau contributed to this report.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.


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US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.


That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.
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US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday joined dozens of other countries’ regulators in ordering airlines to ground new Boeing 737 Max planes, citing evidence linking a deadly crash of one of them in Ethiopia over the weekend to a similar fatal flight in Indonesia in October. (You can find more detail on why the planes were grounded here.)

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. The three U.S. airlines — United, American and Southwest — that have recently added the planes to their fleets, and have more on order, said they will rebook or waive ticket-change fees and fare differences for travelers affected by the FAA’s order, which went into immediate effect.

American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max.

Routes with multiple flights each day, where passengers can more easily be rebooked to another time, are likely to take the biggest hit. Travelers who aren’t booked on the Max may also be affected as airlines deploy their planes to cover other routes with less frequent service.

United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. The airline said it expects minimal disruptions from the issue, but it will work with customers if their flights are canceled.

Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights. The carrier does not charge travelers to change their trips, but said passengers booked on canceled Boeing Max flights won’t have to pay the difference in fares to change their dates if it’s within two weeks of their original departure.


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Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. The airline said all flights will be cancelled and advised passengers to seek refunds from credit card issuers, travel agents or travel


Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. The airline said all flights will be cancelled and advised passengers to seek refunds from credit card issuers, travel agents or travel
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Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi.

British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union.

“Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and a lack of confidence around bmi’s ability to continue flying between destinations in Europe,” the airline said on its website.

Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 but there are serious doubts about whether the British Parliament will approval the Brexit withdrawal deal that Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the EU. That is making it more difficult for businesses to plan for the separation.

The airline operated 17 jets on routes to 25 European cities. It employed 376 people in Britain, Germany, Sweden and Belgium.

The airline said all flights will be cancelled and advised passengers to seek refunds from credit card issuers, travel agents or travel insurance companies.

Thanking workers for their dedication, the airline said “it is with a heavy heart that we have made this unavoidable announcement.”

Pilots union chief Brian Strutton said the airline’s collapse “is devastating news for all employees” and came with no warning.

“Our immediate steps will be to support Flybmi pilots and explore with the directors and administrators whether their jobs can be saved,” he said.

The airline was still encouraging bookings the day before its collapse, urging passengers in a tweet to book flights to Germany for winter sports.

Flybmi says it carried 522,000 passengers on 29,000 flights last year.


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United adding 1,600 high-end seats in a bid for more premium passengers

The airline is expanding the number of premium seats in its fleet by 50 percent by adding 1,600 new high-end seats to its planes. The upgrade in seating on many United planes is part of a push to win over more high-end passengers, people who pay to sit in a first class, business class or premium seats. In expanding premium seating, United will change seating configurations for planes flown on both domestic and international routes. On 21 of United’s 767-300ER planes, the airline is expanding the


The airline is expanding the number of premium seats in its fleet by 50 percent by adding 1,600 new high-end seats to its planes. The upgrade in seating on many United planes is part of a push to win over more high-end passengers, people who pay to sit in a first class, business class or premium seats. In expanding premium seating, United will change seating configurations for planes flown on both domestic and international routes. On 21 of United’s 767-300ER planes, the airline is expanding the
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United adding 1,600 high-end seats in a bid for more premium passengers

Flying the friendly skies of United Airlines in a bigger seat with more legroom will soon become easier.

The airline is expanding the number of premium seats in its fleet by 50 percent by adding 1,600 new high-end seats to its planes.

The upgrade in seating on many United planes is part of a push to win over more high-end passengers, people who pay to sit in a first class, business class or premium seats.

“We are committed to making United the airline that our customers choose to fly,” Andrew Nocella, United’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said in a release announcing the seating expansion.

In expanding premium seating, United will change seating configurations for planes flown on both domestic and international routes. Here’s a break down of the new seating configurations:

All United Airbus A320 planes will go from 12 first class seats to 16.

All United Airbus A319 planes will have four additional first class seats, bringing the number to 12 in each plane.

On 21 of United’s 767-300ER planes, the airline is expanding the number of Polaris business class seats from 30 to 46, while also adding 22 premium economy seats.

United is adding 50 Bombardier CRJ 550 planes to its fleet, each with 10 first class seats.

The new Bombardiers will enter service this summer and fly to and from United’s hub in Chicago, connecting the airline’s home market to smaller cities.

Nocella says that upgrade is a critical part of United rebuilding its service in small markets.

That strategy helped United post strong passenger revenue results last year, a key factor behind the company’s shares outpacing the stock returns of its biggest competitors.


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Your boarding pass could be your ticket to hidden perks: Here’s how to access them

An airline ticket doesn’t give passengers much in the way of “extras” like meals, cocktails or a reserved seat in the air. However, tucked away in boarding passes that most travelers toss away, are a wide range of free and discounted perks. Bonuses include free ski lift tickets, complimentary wine tastings, as well as discounts on meals, ground transportation and adventures. Some of the deals, recently compiled by CNBC, are offered for limited times, or only during certain seasons, but others ca


An airline ticket doesn’t give passengers much in the way of “extras” like meals, cocktails or a reserved seat in the air. However, tucked away in boarding passes that most travelers toss away, are a wide range of free and discounted perks. Bonuses include free ski lift tickets, complimentary wine tastings, as well as discounts on meals, ground transportation and adventures. Some of the deals, recently compiled by CNBC, are offered for limited times, or only during certain seasons, but others ca
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Your boarding pass could be your ticket to hidden perks: Here's how to access them

An airline ticket doesn’t give passengers much in the way of “extras” like meals, cocktails or a reserved seat in the air. However, tucked away in boarding passes that most travelers toss away, are a wide range of free and discounted perks.

Bonuses include free ski lift tickets, complimentary wine tastings, as well as discounts on meals, ground transportation and adventures. There are even some extras available to railroad passengers as well.

Some of the deals, recently compiled by CNBC, are offered for limited times, or only during certain seasons, but others can be used multiple times. Read the details – and keep them in mind the next time you’re quick to delete or toss your boarding pass after your trip.


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250 passengers were stranded aboard a United airplane in frigid Labrador for 16 hours

An end is finally in sight for passengers who spent about 16 hours on a plane grounded at an airport in frigid Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L. United Airlines spokeswoman Natalie Noonan says Flight 179 from Newark, N.J., to Hong Kong was diverted to the Goose Bay Airport Saturday night after a passenger experienced a medical emergency. She says that after the passenger was removed from the plane and taken to hospital, a mechanical issue prevented the plane from taking off and passengers weren’t abl


An end is finally in sight for passengers who spent about 16 hours on a plane grounded at an airport in frigid Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L. United Airlines spokeswoman Natalie Noonan says Flight 179 from Newark, N.J., to Hong Kong was diverted to the Goose Bay Airport Saturday night after a passenger experienced a medical emergency. She says that after the passenger was removed from the plane and taken to hospital, a mechanical issue prevented the plane from taking off and passengers weren’t abl
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250 passengers were stranded aboard a United airplane in frigid Labrador for 16 hours

An end is finally in sight for passengers who spent about 16 hours on a plane grounded at an airport in frigid Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L.

United Airlines spokeswoman Natalie Noonan says Flight 179 from Newark, N.J., to Hong Kong was diverted to the Goose Bay Airport Saturday night after a passenger experienced a medical emergency.

She says that after the passenger was removed from the plane and taken to hospital, a mechanical issue prevented the plane from taking off and passengers weren’t able to get off the plane because there were no border officials working overnight.

Sonjay Dutt, a professional wrestler who was on his way to China for a show, says there was little communication throughout the ordeal, and he and the rest of the 250 passengers were stuck on the plane for about 16 hours as the temperatures outside plunged to -30 C (-22 F).

Dutt says all the passengers were moved to a rescue plane Sunday afternoon and will hopefully be on their way back to Newark soon, though he was left disappointed by the experience.

Noonan says United officials will greet the passengers upon their arrival in Newark and provide them compensation after their ordeal.


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