We are no strangers to standing up on a busy train or bus, but could we also soon be standing while flying?
Colombian airline, VivaColombia have revealed plans to make flying more accessible to all. One of the methods they are considering is by adding a stand-up flying option in the form of stand-up chairs.
CEO and founder, William Shaw told a Miami newspaper, "We're very interested in anything that makes travel less expensive.”
The airline also recently announced more fuel-efficient aircrafts that can seat more passengers than ever before.
But the idea is not a new one as aerospace company, Airbus attempted to put forward the idea in 2003 but was not approved due to safety and comfort issues.
Speaking on the idea, Civil Aviation Director Alfredo Bocanegra stated, "People have to travel like human beings. Anyone who has ridden on public mass transit knows that it's not the best when you're standing."
While we don’t see the method being used for long-haul flights, it could likely become a real possibility for shorter air travel.