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International Journal of Engineering and Technology estimates airlines can have about 20 percent more passengers while reducing ticket prices by up to 40 percent if vertical stand-up seats are used instead of the traditional sit-down seats.  Vertical seats are airline seat configurations that allow passengers to stand up while the plane is traveling.  The stand-up seats will have vertical belts to keep the passengers braced into position.  Ireland and China have a lot of interest in stand-only seats and are currently conducting research to see if they can implement the idea into practice.  Airbus filed a patent for a vertical seat that is forward and foldable.  The vertical seat Airbus is developing is similar to a bicycle seat with an armrest and backrest.  The comfort level of the vertical seat is said to be tolerable but only for short durations.  The benefit of stand-only seats is that it reduces operational costs…

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