I will give full credit here to long-time reader IAHPHX for excuse me here, calling bullshit on last week’s story about standing room only seats in the NY Times. The Times issued a correction (last one on the page) saying that Airbus had looked into the seats in 2003, but dismissed the idea. It also said that, had it known that, it would never have published the story on page 1. (Meanwhile, I had written that I thought the story was "odd though not implausible," which is essentially true: Airbus considered the idea and dismissed it). Shame on the Times for doing essentially zero research into this before stuffing it on page 1.