Articles tagged “aircraft interiors”

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

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

Marisa Garcia, Skift

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.)

1 year ago

The Designers That Have Mastered the Better First-Class Cabin

The Designers That Have Mastered the Better First-Class Cabin

Marisa Garcia, Skift

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Marisa Garcia, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

Calculating the Cost of a Better Airline Cabin for All

Calculating the Cost of a Better Airline Cabin for All

Marisa Garcia, Skift

What would you pay for extra legroom? Seriously. Be Honest. Airlines are standing by to take your calls.

2 years ago

12 Best Long-Haul Airline Seats in the Sky to Fly in 2016

12 Best Long-Haul Airline Seats in the Sky to Fly in 2016

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Airlines design their planes around their sales and marketing models, but it’s the comfort features that count in the long-haul. When booking, we look at everything, front to back, in the seat and beyond, and choose the best value suited to our itinerary. Because you’ll mostly find us in the Economy cabin, we take advantage of the personal well-being and environmental benefits of newer aircraft, where available.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Will Airlines Get Onboard With Easy-Boarding Side-Slip Seat?

Will Airlines Get Onboard With Easy-Boarding Side-Slip Seat?

Skift, Marisa Garcia

Time and London will tell. We’ll be there. If there are any big orders, we’ll be sure to report on them.

2 years ago

KLM Gives Its Dreamliner Interiors a Dose of Dutch Design

KLM Gives Its Dreamliner Interiors a Dose of Dutch Design

Marisa Garcia, Skift

An emphasis on understated style allows for smart fares that will make these cabins really attractive to passengers in Northern Europe (and beyond).

2 years ago