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The New Ryanair Inflight Magazine

Ryanair just announced to much fanfare they have reworked their only in-flight entertainment option to a smaller and ‘lighter’ product. Literally shaving centimetres off to making a compact A5 magazine. Whilst this is a smart move, reducing fuel burn and cutting costs, not to mention freeing up more space in the overhead bins for everyone’s…

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TheDesignAir’s Top 10 Low Cost Carrier Brands 2015

We are introducing a new Top 10 this month. One of the most diverse categories, ‘Low Cost Carrier Brands’ is now getting the recognition it rightfully deserves. Traditionally speaking, the low-cost model is only three decades old, and has grown up fast. The once ‘bare-essentials’ image that these carriers used to have, has now evolved into intuitive, modern and…

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REPORT: The Dying Art Of Airline Customer Interaction

It seems the long-gone era of glamorous travel is fast diminishing, due to technological advances in the industry. Passengers are losing their connection to the airlines that they fly with, airlines are losing the communication points they used to have. ‘Tea? Coffee?” might be the only two words that a passenger could hear from their…

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Thai Totally Get It Right

Whilst this image of the freshly painted Thai A380 might not generate a huge fanfare of a reaction, it is within that reasoning I feel Thai have got their paintjob of the A380 absolutely right. Comparing the image of the A380 to the 747 below you’ll see a few minor, but very clever changes. The…

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High Flying With High Definition On FlyDubai

Whilst most folk feel they need an eye test after a long flight watching movies on a blurry back seat IFE TV screen, FlyDubai have launched their fibre optic solution to the eye-rubbing in-flight entertainment scenario. Their new ‘enhanced’ touchscreen IFE uses fibre optic technology, first seen in November last year, providing a faster system…

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REPORT: Is Print Dying?

Whilst this pretty nifty (if not shouty!) video might appear somewhat self-serving considering its creator is Ink, the world’s largest inflight magazine producer, they do highlight an interesting topic in aviation right now. Is the in-flight magazine dying? Apparently not if this months Aeroflot magazine is to be taken seriously weighing in at a whopping…

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And The Eyes Have It.

Just when you thought your in-flight experience couldn’t get any more hi-tech, both Panasonic and Thales are bringing out a new ‘sci-fi’ user interface to try and enhance our in-flight experience. Perhaps off the back of the new X-Box Kinect technology, it seems that the ‘Minority Report’ way of interacting with computers is actually going…

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About

Since founding thedesignair.net in 2012, Jonny Clark has collaborated with magazines and websites around the world, and has become a recognised source of opinion in the airline industry. thedesignair.net continues to grow in its second year and has now partnered with some prestigious brands around the world, whilst still maintaining an easy-to-digest design-led website based…

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