15.9.10

CATTLE CHUTES, CATTLE STANCHIONS, CATTLE PLANES. In order to herd more passengers aboard a plane, behold the Sky Rider seat.

"We feel extremely confident that this concept will ... have great appeal to airlines for economic purposes," Dominique Menoud, the company's director general, told USA Today.

“For flights anywhere from one to possibly even up to three hours ... this would be comfortable seating.

“The seat ... is like a saddle. Cowboys ride eight hours on their horses during the day and still feel comfortable in the saddle."

Yee-haw! To make the experience more authentic, give the gate attendants lariats, whips, and chaps. Git along, dogies, we are about to begin the boarding process.

The seat looks like something from a standing roller coaster, where at least each row of seats has a boarding corral at the station.

Short-haul passenger trains are going to rustle passengers from the air carriers, this time by default.

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