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grabaseat introduces new Straight Up Fares

grabaseat introduces new Straight Up Fares for passengers who can ‘stand it’

Cheap airfare website grabaseat lowered ticket prices even further today with the launch of ‘straight up fares’ – standing-room-only tickets on planes which are already full.

Effective immediately, aircraft on selected grabaseat domestic routes will be fitted with hand-straps attached from the ceiling, in a style instantly familiar to anyone who’s travelled to work on a bus. Unlike buses, passengers will not be able to request stops.

Thanks to the design innovation, capacity on a 737-300 will be increased from 133 passengers to 202 passengers. The additional 69 passengers will pay a substantially discounted ticket price, as consideration for the reduced inflight comfort, and the involuntary stranger-touching during turbulence.

grabaseat manager Duane Perrott says the idea for these new fares came from customer feedback:

“People always say to me ‘Duane, we love buses, but we hate how they can’t travel a thousand kilometres an hour, or traverse large bodies of water’. Well thanks to our new ‘straight up fares’, our customers can now have the best of both worlds – the speed and distance of air travel, plus the snug affordability of standing up on a bus.”

Perrott says grabaseat also has an option for older passengers who may not be tall or flexible enough to enjoy the new fares.

“We’ve modified a couple of Jolly Jumpers and hung them in the gap between the aft toilets”, he says proudly. “We wanted to offer our elderly customers a solution with dignity, and I’m proud to say we’ve achieved that.”

Full pricing details and availability can be viewed at

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