Byron Calame, the beleaguered NYT public editor, is upset that the NYT didn’t correct the SRO airline seat story sooner than it did. As readers of this blog remember, when I first heard about the Airbus proposal for standing-room airline “acomodations” I let it rip (see April 26 post). My post did include links to articles where Airbus said it was not in discussions with carriers about having a standing room “seat”, starting with the London Times. I first heard of the story through France2 news, not through the NYT.
However, there is a most interesting line in Calame’s article:
Airbus had abandoned the idea no later than 2004.
which means they did think of this in the first place. Last month I suggested that the Airbus geniuses that came up with this idea be forced to fly standing up every time they travel.
And don’t give them any food or water, either.