How Smart Airport Design Can Make Spaces More Secure

Smarter airport security in the U.S. is a challenge because of all the competing interests that want to make passengers safe, but also want the other guy to foot the bill.

4 months ago

3 Ways of Rethinking the Premium Airport Lounge

Airlines are redefining loyalty on all fronts, from the way consumers collect miles or points to what that collection grants them access to before they even get on the plane.

6 months ago

New Skift Trends Report: The Rise of Lifestyle Branding in Travel in 2016

As more travel companies look to redefine their offerings around the lifestyle brand concept, often with limited resources to do so, what strategies will they use to grow and thrive?

7 months ago

The Business Class Seat That Remembers Passengers Is Here

It’s no surprise that the group which partnered to design the new Waterfront Business class seat chose to first reveal the product at CES 2016. Not only is it a Panasonic product, in collaboration with B/E Aerospace, Formation Design and Teague, but it was also designed to fit the new hyper-connected business traveler.

7 months ago

This New Blended Cabin Could Introduce the World’s First Lay-Flat Premium Economy Seat

Formation Design’s blended cabin is part of a new trend of designers proposing that airlines think beyond tradition cabin class marketing. The notion of a lay-flat Premium Economy is exciting. If Henshaw feels measured optimism that airlines could take the next big leap forward—we’ll join him in that optimism. (We’ll still take tiny breaths until it happens, though. We wouldn’t want to pass out while we wait.)

7 months ago

The Designers That Have Mastered the Better First-Class Cabin

The race to build up Business class has pushed both the back and the front of the aircraft in new directions. We expect to see dramatic changes to both ends of the aircraft soon. Some nicer than others.

8 months ago

Hotels Shrink Desks and Closets in Attempt to Modernize Room Design

We just want some well-placed plugs on the nightstand.

8 months ago

Skift Travel Megatrend for 2016: The Rise of Fast Casual Design

Consumers like the simplicity of à la carte and only paying for the things that demonstrate clear value. Let’s get rid of the clutter.

8 months ago

JetBlue Updates Fleet With New Interiors and More In-Flight Connectivity

With JetBlue's 16th birthday coming up, and competition tight in the U.S. airspace, the timing of this refresh is ideal. The introduction of a new fully-connected in-flight entertainment system is nothing less than what we've grown to expect from forward-thinking JetBlue.

9 months ago

Crystal Cabin Award Shortlist Reveals Top 7 Airline Trends

It’s no surprise that many of this year’s Crystal Cabin nominees focus on innovations which reduce weight and redistribute space, but innovations and improvements are always welcome onboard.

9 months ago

Tokyo Olympics’ Second Try at a Logo Design Nears Selection Phase

We long for the days when you could count on the Olympics and World Cup to inspire with compelling design. The latest entrants have seemed more like chain restaurant rejects than icons.

10 months ago

New Twist on the Economy Seat Wants to Eliminate Long-Haul Pain

There are many hurdles ahead before a concept as radical as the Twister could take-off, but it has sound principles in ergonomics to back it, and recognizes a pressing need for more healthful conditions in very long-haul Economy. If nothing else, White and Factorydesign have started a very important dialogue.

10 months ago