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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.

4 years ago

The Disruptive Airline Concept That Puts Passengers First

The Disruptive Airline Concept That Puts Passengers First

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Coming up with fresh ideas in aviation takes guts. Sometimes your guts are cut out, and handed back to you on a nicely compartmentalized in-flight meal tray. But there's no stopping some people.

4 years ago

The Airline That Designed an Airport to Improve the Passenger Experience

The Airline That Designed an Airport to Improve the Passenger Experience

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Not many airlines have the luxury of designing an entire airport around their brand, but there is a lot airlines can do to design a seamless ground experience for their passengers nonetheless.

4 years ago

Ryanair Surprises Again With New Crew Uniforms That Have Class

Ryanair Surprises Again With New Crew Uniforms That Have Class

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The flight attendants’ bright yellow coats can do double duty as a safety feature on the tarmac.

4 years ago

Skift Global Forum 2015: Lippincott CEO on Better Experience Design Through Science

Skift Global Forum 2015: Lippincott CEO on Better Experience Design Through Science

Dan Peltier, Skift

The day when intelligent or invisible design is no longer either of those things, rather simply just commonplace design, is slowly getting closer, and Wise's talk will explain what travel brands should do to reach that point.

4 years ago

Cathay Pacific on Designing Brand Experience from the Ground Up

Cathay Pacific on Designing Brand Experience from the Ground Up

Marisa Garcia, Skift

There is nothing harder than keeping things simple.

4 years ago

The Future of Flying Could Be More Like a Cruise

The Future of Flying Could Be More Like a Cruise

Marisa Garcia, Skift

We’ve written a lot about airline concepts (seen more concepts than we’ve written about) and have a good feeling about the Life Style cabin. Airlines may not install the whole cabin as illustrated, but some of these concepts have what it takes to make from a blank-canvas model to living-color in the skies.

4 years ago

The Aircraft Seat Supplier That Built a Business Designing a Better Premium

The Aircraft Seat Supplier That Built a Business Designing a Better Premium

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Premium passengers may be fewer in number, but they make up a big chunk of most airlines' revenue. Even when the economy keeps leisure travellers at home, business travellers still have to fly. And the affluent can fly whenever and wherever they please.

4 years ago

We Found the Smart Aircraft Seat that Could Spare Millions of Passengers’ Knees

We Found the Smart Aircraft Seat that Could Spare Millions of Passengers’ Knees

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The bigger challenge is to get airlines to get their collective heads around this concept, so one day passengers, and their knees, can enjoy cruelty-free flight on the Knee-Rescue seat.

4 years ago

Air Travelers With Disabilities See Some Improvements, Study Finds

Air Travelers With Disabilities See Some Improvements, Study Finds

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Safety regulations and the limited space available on aircraft make it challenging for airlines to improve at the same rate as airports in accommodating passengers with disabilities. But if some airlines have done it, so can others.

4 years ago

The World’s 6 Best Airline Suites and Where to Fly Them

The World’s 6 Best Airline Suites and Where to Fly Them

Marisa Garcia, Skift

What we should really be asking is: if these airlines can compete with suites, why doesn’t everybody else? The fault is in the dark shadows of cabin footprint strategies. That's a story for another day--very soon.

4 years ago

Skift Podcast: How Modern Luggage Got Smarter and Better Looking

Skift Podcast: How Modern Luggage Got Smarter and Better Looking

Jason Clampet, Skift

Our choice of the luggage and how we pack says a lot about us, and how we travel. Listen in to this fascinating discussion on the evolving nature of modern luggage.

4 years ago