Airbus hotly denies its alleged bright idea of creating coffin-sized "standing tomb only" padded backboards created especially to cram more sardines into their flying tin cans, contradicting a New York Times article by Christopher Elliott that described the strap-on standing seats in an article last week. But Elliott cries foul in his blog, refusing to back down even though his newspaper printed a mild, sorta/kinda retraction. The Times reporter even produced an illustration of the "seats" for all to see. Said he in his blog:
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