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Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:21 am

I have been thinking of potential innovative ways to improve still further the enjoyment and practicality of flying. So far, we have a variety of things, such as in-flight Internet and telephones, flat beds, 'stary night effect' (with EK), and in-flight bars (with VS, I believe). Would in-flight showers, or an alternative, ever be possible (on a corporate plane, including the BBJ and 319CJ, if not a regular commercial aircraft)? What other potential new things could be developed?
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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:25 am

A sort of red light district part in the business class section and the passengers can get to choose at the gate between 10 ladies of which 5 can board  Smile
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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:28 am

LOL.

What else does VS have aboard? Some form of nail treatment room or beauty room or whatever?
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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:46 am

2 words: nitrous oxide.

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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:48 am

Haha. Yeah, yeah.

Are the tray tables normally sufficiently large, in the average economy cabin, to comfortable use a laptop and to generally do business work?
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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:52 am

Personally, I wish the long-haul planes (777, 747) had individual climate control like the domestic planes. I sweated like a pig in Club World on my way to London, and the FA refused to lower the temperature. I even tried reasoning with her saying that the other people could put on more clothing and blankets, whereas I could only remove so much before they had to have me arrested upon arrival. Thank goodness for the showers in the Terraces Lounge at LHR. Otherwise, my seatmates on my way to DOH would have had some nastiness to put up with.
 
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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:53 am

Swimming pool/water sports/better view (e.g. below)

 


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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:17 am

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 5):
individual climate control

Do you think the twist-the-nossle-for-air idea is sufficiently effective for individual climate control?

What do A.netters reckon to EK's 'stary night' concept? What research has been done on this, in terms of getting a better night's sleep and in combating/reducing jetlag? Is this concept currently only in EK's premium cabins?

To what extent do airlines invest in R&D?

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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:24 am

Russian roullete airline style: At low altitude open the 2 forward exits (R and L) and have 2 people start pushing each other. First person to get pushed out loses.
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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:06 am

Which airlines offer in-flight chefs?
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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:12 am

A selection of self service draft beer by every seat  Smile
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RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:27 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
Do you think the twist-the-nossle-for-air idea is sufficiently effective for individual climate control?

It helps significantly, but at least on BA, they are not present on the 747 and 777.

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