Despite Court Ruling, Don’t Expect Airline Seat-Width Regulation

The Flyers Rights group and all of those passengers weary of the cabin crunch had a dramatic win this week when a court ruled that the FAA should regulate the size of airline seats, citing the safety implications of evacuating […]

Re-Baked Alaska: Too Different, Obviously, Does Not Work

Alaska Airlines will scrap the Virgin America brand and, instead, re-bake itself to offer a new product and fresh attitude. Is it enough?

The Business Class Seat You’ll Insist On Flying Won A Spark Design Award

f you haven’t toured the Waterfront Seat yet, this is a good time to sit up and get excited.

This futuristic and smart business class seat–developed through a collaboration between Panasonic Avionics, TEAGUE, Formation Design and B/E Aerospace–has been recognised with a Gold Spark design award for its innovation and future-vision.

AirAsia Hands Aviation Some Awesome, and Not Just With Order of 100 A321neos

AirAsia signed a deal for 100 A321neo planes with Airbus at Farnborough yesterday which was a powerful vote of confidence in the European plane manufacturer’s ambitious next generation single-aisle program. Efficient and passenger-friendly, it’s a plane that works well for the […]

I ❤️???????? SWA: Southwest Reveals New LUV-able ‘Software’

Southwest Airlines has revealed new crew uniforms and new cabin interiors for the 737-800 as part of its updated Heart brand. The airline first introduced its bold brand refresh with the unveiling of a new logo, aircraft livery and airport […]

Air Travel Future Trends Program at AIX Hamburg is Packed with Goodness

Packed #PaxEx Future Trends Program at @aix_expo Hamburg

SAS Launches New Los Angeles Route

SAS launches its first flight from Stockholm to Los Angeles today as part of the airline’s investment in long-haul expansion.

The new route will introduce daily service from Arlanda to L.A., with an outbound flight SK939 departing Stockholm at 9:50 am and landing in LA at 12:15. The return flight SK940 departs L.A. at 2:15 and arrives to Stockholm, Arlanda at 10:00 am.

The Passenger-Friendly Way this Independent Designer Would Approach Vertical Cabins

I’ve written about Olivier Grégoire’s proposal for a vertical cabin design previously on Skift.
He first approached me in December of last year with a unique concept to make vertical cabin design work around a passenger needs for space and privacy during long haul flights.

Grégoire has since sent me a link to a video he produced which illustrates more clearly how the design would work. He proposes the cabin concept for the A350 aircraft.

Week of the Superseat: What Will the Reign of the New Throne Bring?

As mentioned last week, and first revealed by Aircraft Interiors International Magazine, Emirates Airline is finally ready to make its move on revolutionising the passenger experience and it’s obviously taken its time to come up with a whopper of a wallop. But what does it mean for the industry going forward? Is it really a game changer?

Falling into the new seat category which AII has appropriately dubbed ‘super business class’, Emirates says the design of the new Business Class seat is “inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, captured in the diamond stick pattern of a light grey full leather cover, ergonomically designed headrest, and its sleek overall look and feel.”