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Latest Airbus Seat Design Development Is A Boon to Babes

  • 5 min read

Airbus has been to cornering the market on key patents for seat designs clearly intended to protect various special applications and technologies–raising the question of whether the aircraft manufacturer plans to spread its capacities (and its catalogues) to design and sales of Airbus seating.   One recent introduction is a much… 

New Skift Stats Reveal the Inherent Value of Accessible Tourism

  • 3 min read

Catering to the needs of special needs passengers should be a priority for aviation–and the travel industry as a whole–as a moral imperative, but, sadly, the world doesn’t work that way. I’ve written before about the importance of accommodating special needs passengers and passengers of limited mobility as well as the ageing traveller,… 

WestJet’s Peanuts Are Honey-Roasted–And That’s A Very Good Thing

  • 7 min read

As far as I know, WestJet have yet to serve honey-roasted peanuts on their flights.  I’m not talking about the snack, though.  I’m talking about their product strategy. Flight Chic readers will know than when I talk peanuts, I mean the Peanuts–those sometimes-feisty, always-interesting rebels: the Low-Cost Carriers. I have… 

Airlines: Is a Customer Service Mindset at Odds With a Social Media Culture?

  • 14 min read

One of the quietly most controversial topics of discussion at this year’s SITA IT Summit in Brussels was the difference of opinion between Eash Sundaram, Executive Vice President and CIO of JetBlue Airways and Susana Brown, Managing Director-Operations Technologies at American Airlines on each airline’s Social Media strategy. This was in… 

Beyond Cute: Google’s New Self-Driving Buggy is Poised to Improve Mobility for Disabled Persons

  • 4 min read

This is not a post about aviation or aerospace, which is a bit of a departure from my usual topics on Flight Chic, but let me step away from the clouds and hit the roads. Today, we’ve seen a massive development in design, with real promise as a mobility solution.… 

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