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What Will Airline Cabins Be Like in the Future?

Airlines & Airports | Janeen Christoff | July 21, 2016

What Will Airline Cabins Be Like in the Future?

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Are you ready for a more comfortable flight? It may be just around the corner...

Apparently, back in the heyday of air travel, cabins were full of smartly dressed passengers sipping on champagne and not crowded into slim seats or forced to endure overcrowded airport waiting areas. While those days are long gone, CNN reports that there may be a turnaround in what the air experience is in the future — and that change will be driven by technology.

“With virtually every passenger toting a smartphone, tablet or laptop, inflight Wi-Fi is opening up new ways to engage with air travelers and redefine the flying experience,” writes Miquel Ross.

While space will always seemingly be a commodity, personalized experiences may be the way of the future — leading to a much more pleasant experience at 30,000 feet. 

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Even low-cost airlines can get into the tech-upgrades. 

"More than 80 percent of passengers are walking on the plane with their own device," Gogo exec Ash ElDifrawi points out to CNN. "Airlines can save the weight and maintenance costs of legacy seat-back entertainment systems and still provide differentiated experiences.”

So what is in store for the new, tech-driven inflight experience? Find out here


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