Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16168
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

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?
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
FJWH
Posts: 922
Joined: Fri May 14, 2004 4:50 pm

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
FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
 
Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16168
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

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?
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
pmg1704
Posts: 145
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:36 am

RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:46 am

2 words: nitrous oxide.

[Edited 2005-11-18 18:47:06]
 
Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16168
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

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?
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
brokenrecord
Posts: 747
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:45 am

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.
 
User avatar
eksath
Crew
Posts: 1331
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:19 am

RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:53 am

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

 


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Suresh A. Atapattu



...and here is another "radical" idea..how about a lot more space? High density is bad PERIOD

This TWA Connie's cabin from the 50's shows a lot of space for passengers


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Suresh A. Atapattu



[Edited 2005-11-18 18:58:07]

[Edited 2005-11-18 18:58:42]
World Wide Aerospace Photography
 
Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16168
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

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?

[Edited 2005-11-18 19:23:21]
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
DLKAPA
Posts: 7962
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:37 am

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.
And all at once the crowd begins to sing: Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same
 
Pe@rson
Topic Author
Posts: 16168
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2001 6:29 pm

RE: Innovative Ways To Improve Enjoyment Of Flying

Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:06 am

Which airlines offer in-flight chefs?
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
 
CPH757
Posts: 652
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:40 pm

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
Last flight: SAW-CPH on H9 on 02/11/09 - Next Flights: 23/12/09 CPH-AAL on QI, 30/12/09 CPH-LHR on SK, 19/01/10 CPH-CDG-
 
brokenrecord
Posts: 747
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:45 am

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.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos