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Crystal Cabin Award Shortlist Reveals Top 7 Airline Trends

Crystal Cabin Award Shortlist Reveals Top 7 Airline Trends

Marisa Garcia, Skift

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Marisa Garcia, Skift

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.

1 year ago

Video: Experience Design and Behavior Science in Travel

Video: Experience Design and Behavior Science in Travel

Jason Clampet, Skift

The joy of a journey partially comes through the anticipation of what will happen and travel brands have a real opportunity to connect deeper with customers by tapping into this.

1 year ago

3 Ways Airlines Can Use Wasted Cargo Space to Improve the Passenger Experience

3 Ways Airlines Can Use Wasted Cargo Space to Improve the Passenger Experience

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The extra room in cargo could be used to fit more passenger luggage (airlines make a nice profit from that) but most already travel with enough baggage. New ways to structure the cabin, using lost space in the hold to improve the passenger experience, would be most welcome.

1 year ago

New Vertical Cabin Design Stacks Passengers to Increase Room in Economy

New Vertical Cabin Design Stacks Passengers to Increase Room in Economy

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Vertical seat design (3D) offers a way to make more passengers happy than horizontal lay-out alone can accomplish. It’s unfamiliar. It’s odd-looking. That makes it a little bit scary, to some. But, after 100 years of flight, perhaps it’s time for a radical change in direction.

1 year ago

Cabin Design Can Make Passengers Love Flying Again Says Boeing

Cabin Design Can Make Passengers Love Flying Again Says Boeing

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Studies show that passengers’ sense of pleasure onboard is driven by a combination of cabin architecture, lighting, and the various cabin services available. People who feel better as a result of improvements in holistic cabin design will feel better even when other cabin elements, such as seat type and seat lay-out, are identical to those on aircraft which might otherwise rate lower.

1 year ago

Latest Cathay Pacific Lounge Focuses on At-Home Comforts

Latest Cathay Pacific Lounge Focuses on At-Home Comforts

Marisa Garcia, Skift

By avoiding abrupt changes, and ensuring a consistent design, at all customer touch-points, Cathay Pacific demonstrates the inherent value and long-life of a carefully curated brand. It is that consistency that makes Cathay's at-home-on-the-road passenger experience authentic.

1 year ago

The Future of Airplane Seat Reclining or Not

The Future of Airplane Seat Reclining or Not

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The really good news is that, while Premium passengers drive profits, Economy passengers are growing. That passenger growth can lead to positive changes in future Economy cabin design.

1 year ago

Hawaiian Air’s New Premium Cabin Gets Lie-Flat Seats and More Room

Hawaiian Air’s New Premium Cabin Gets Lie-Flat Seats and More Room

It's a beautiful seat that will be popular with passengers. It's also both classy and smart of Hawaiian to give new suppliers a chance to earn their business, at a time when larger industry suppliers are overwhelmed by orders.

1 year ago

Finnair Brings Us One Step Closer to the Future of Long-Haul Flight

Finnair Brings Us One Step Closer to the Future of Long-Haul Flight

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Finnair becomes the latest airline to take advantage of the passenger experience features of the A350, with a Nordic design appeal. It is an enlightened vision for the future of flying.

1 year ago

Heathrow Reveals a Vision for Its Third Runway Expansion

Heathrow Reveals a Vision for Its Third Runway Expansion

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Heathrow has managed to function as a major international hub despite its runway limitations. But future passenger growth means it will need to expand, if it is to hold a leadership position both in Europe and around the world.

1 year ago