Our twice-monthly Skift Trends Report series takes a deep dive into industry trends across various sectors of travel.

The latest report in the series, The Future of the Aircraft Cabin: Tracking Trends and Debunking Myths launches today.

The Aircraft Interiors Industry is going through a boom and entering what one designer has called a second Golden Era. This may seem dubious to certain readers, concerned over trends of higher cabin density and oddly designed seats which seem targeted directly at annoying passengers, making them more uncomfortable in flight.

This is a time of some passengers enjoying apartments in the sky, while others complain of feeling like tinned sardines. It is a time of great developments in technology which garner media attention, and other, also technological developments, which fly under the radar, greatly benefiting the possibilities for design and comfort in the cabin, but never noticed by passengers or the media—which, in a way, is the point.

These silent benefits are not intended to be noticed, but to contribute to an overall improvement in cabin conditions.

The concept of class in cabins is shifting, and we’ll learn that it may shift even more in the coming years in what could be a revolution of cabin layout which will one day make passengers wonder how we ever managed to fly any other way.

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This is the twenty-third in a series of twice-monthly trends reports that brief readers on a specific trend, providing insight into the current state of the market, the context around the trend, and where the industry is heading in the near future.

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