Category Archives: TECH

Lufthansa Shows Off New 777-9 Business Class, To Launch In 2020

2020 will see a new type of business class seat join Lufthansa’s fleet. Last week Lufthansa revealed its brand-new Business Class product that will be available with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9. The new seat might look familiar, as it

Lufthansa Shows Off New 777-9 Business Class, To Launch In 2020

2020 will see a new type of business class seat join Lufthansa’s fleet. Last week Lufthansa revealed its brand-new Business Class product that will be available with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9. The new seat might look familiar, as it

Emirates 777 New First Class Cabins Set New Precedent For Innovation And Privacy

Starting December 1st Emirates will introduce a refreshed interior across its 777 fleet with the carriers updated “light and modern” colour scheme featuring refined textured panels, as well as new lighting and design accents. At the heart of the refresh is

Emirates 777 New First Class Cabins Set New Precedent For Innovation And Privacy

Starting December 1st Emirates will introduce a refreshed interior across its 777 fleet with the carriers updated “light and modern” colour scheme featuring refined textured panels, as well as new lighting and design accents. At the heart of the refresh is

Qantas Shows Off New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, the much anticipated aircraft that will “open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travellers.” The latest addition to the Qantas fleet, the 787-9 Dreamliner features next generation seating in Economy,

Qantas Shows Off New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft

Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, the much anticipated aircraft that will “open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travellers.” The latest addition to the Qantas fleet, the 787-9 Dreamliner features next generation seating in Economy,

There Are Now Going To Be Four Ways To Swim While You Fly Next Year

Punta Cana is the latest airport to bring pool-side lounging to the airline environment. From December passengers travelling from the Dominican Republic can enjoy the best of both worlds; a pool to cool off in while waiting for a flight

There Are Now Going To Be Four Ways To Swim While You Fly Next Year

Punta Cana is the latest airport to bring pool-side lounging to the airline environment. From December passengers travelling from the Dominican Republic can enjoy the best of both worlds; a pool to cool off in while waiting for a flight

Thompson Vantage Solo Offers A New Herringbone Option For Narrow-bodies

Thompson Aero Seating have recently added another seat design to its famous and well-established Vantage range. Based on an original concept from Factorydesign, the seat was designed specifically for the single-aisle market, the new seat. Called the Vantage Solo, manages

Thompson Vantage Solo Offers A New Herringbone Option For Narrow-bodies

Thompson Aero Seating have recently added another seat design to its famous and well-established Vantage range. Based on an original concept from Factorydesign, the seat was designed specifically for the single-aisle market, the new seat. Called the Vantage Solo, manages

As Qantas Challenges Airbus & Boeing For Longer Range Aircraft, It Reveals A380 Improvements

Qantas recently has been touting itself as a true Ultra-haul carrier. Cutting down it’s kangaroo route from four days and seven stops to a 17 hour direct flight on the 787-9. It has some of the longest routes in the

As Qantas Challenges Airbus & Boeing For Longer Range Aircraft, It Reveals A380 Improvements

Qantas recently has been touting itself as a true Ultra-haul carrier. Cutting down it’s kangaroo route from four days and seven stops to a 17 hour direct flight on the 787-9. It has some of the longest routes in the

Airbus Reveals A380 Plus

It’s amazing what a winglet and a bit of a reshuffle in the cabin can do. Introducing the new Airbus A380plus. While the remodel includes a 4% reduction in fuel burn and a 13% decrease per seat, the aircraft manufacturer

Airbus Reveals A380 Plus

It’s amazing what a winglet and a bit of a reshuffle in the cabin can do. Introducing the new Airbus A380plus. While the remodel includes a 4% reduction in fuel burn and a 13% decrease per seat, the aircraft manufacturer

Optima, By Acumen And Zodiac, Addresses Passenger And Airline Needs

Acumen and Zodiac’s Optima seat at first glance, might seem familiar. There’s good reason. It was actually developed in tandem with United’s Polaris product. The seats are basically non-identical twin brothers in the seat manufacturing world. The product has been designed as a

Optima, By Acumen And Zodiac, Addresses Passenger And Airline Needs

Acumen and Zodiac’s Optima seat at first glance, might seem familiar. There’s good reason. It was actually developed in tandem with United’s Polaris product. The seats are basically non-identical twin brothers in the seat manufacturing world. The product has been designed as a

Is British Airways New Boost To Club All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

First, let us start by saying, we welcome – nay applaud – investment into a new Club World product for British Airways. The past few months and steerage of new CEO Alex Cruz has seen consistent cuts to the product,

Is British Airways New Boost To Club All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

First, let us start by saying, we welcome – nay applaud – investment into a new Club World product for British Airways. The past few months and steerage of new CEO Alex Cruz has seen consistent cuts to the product,

Laptop Ban Has Continued To Spark Innovation In Airlines

In a continued drive to tackle the imposed electronic ban on certain flights to the UK and the US, airlines are working around the issue of bringing aboard nothing larger than a smart phone in a myriad of ways. Turkish

Laptop Ban Has Continued To Spark Innovation In Airlines

In a continued drive to tackle the imposed electronic ban on certain flights to the UK and the US, airlines are working around the issue of bringing aboard nothing larger than a smart phone in a myriad of ways. Turkish

New Product ‘Poise’ Highlights The Small Differences In Range Of Economy Seats

While Business Class and First Class seats can flaunt a wealth of bolt-ons and differences from their competitors – from sliding doors to fully flat beds – the sheer scale and economics of the economy cabins means that the product

New Product ‘Poise’ Highlights The Small Differences In Range Of Economy Seats

While Business Class and First Class seats can flaunt a wealth of bolt-ons and differences from their competitors – from sliding doors to fully flat beds – the sheer scale and economics of the economy cabins means that the product

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The Future Of Personal Travel, Designed By Italdesign And Airbus

Yesterday saw the joint launch of a new modular passenger transport concept from Airbus and Italdesign at Geneva’s 87th International Motor Show. ‘Pop.Up’ – as it has been dubbed – is a fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system designed

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The Future Of Personal Travel, Designed By Italdesign And Airbus

Yesterday saw the joint launch of a new modular passenger transport concept from Airbus and Italdesign at Geneva’s 87th International Motor Show. ‘Pop.Up’ – as it has been dubbed – is a fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system designed

Cathay Pacific Bring Personalised Artworks To Marco Polo Members

Working with McCann Worldgroup, Cathay Pacific created the “Artmap Project” an innovative birthday gift for over one million Marco Polo members.   An ingenious algorithm means that each Marco Polo Club member will receive a bespoke work of contemporary Chinese art

Cathay Pacific Bring Personalised Artworks To Marco Polo Members

Working with McCann Worldgroup, Cathay Pacific created the “Artmap Project” an innovative birthday gift for over one million Marco Polo members.   An ingenious algorithm means that each Marco Polo Club member will receive a bespoke work of contemporary Chinese art

A Taste Of What Concorde Would Have Looked Like Today. But, It May Actually Still Happen.

The future is a little closer this month, with Boom taking a leap forward and presenting their XB-1 1/3rd-scale ‘little brother’ version of the ideal next generation supersonic passenger jet. ‘Baby Boom’ as it has been dubbed, may not be taking flight

A Taste Of What Concorde Would Have Looked Like Today. But, It May Actually Still Happen.

The future is a little closer this month, with Boom taking a leap forward and presenting their XB-1 1/3rd-scale ‘little brother’ version of the ideal next generation supersonic passenger jet. ‘Baby Boom’ as it has been dubbed, may not be taking flight

The Waterfront Seat Could Be The Next Big Step In Airline Passenger Seating

The Aircraft Interiors Expo may have come to a close this year, but the event, like every year, shows the very best of the best of aircraft seating and cabin enhancements. 2016 may have brought a variety of new seats

The Waterfront Seat Could Be The Next Big Step In Airline Passenger Seating

The Aircraft Interiors Expo may have come to a close this year, but the event, like every year, shows the very best of the best of aircraft seating and cabin enhancements. 2016 may have brought a variety of new seats

Boeing Completes 737 MAX 8 Test Flight

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 flew for the first time yesterday in Seattle as the aircraft manufacturer makes its final stretch to get the aircraft program into the skies. The 737 MAX program achieved this milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive

Boeing Completes 737 MAX 8 Test Flight

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 flew for the first time yesterday in Seattle as the aircraft manufacturer makes its final stretch to get the aircraft program into the skies. The 737 MAX program achieved this milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive

JetBlue New Interiors Offer Bigger Screens and Brand New Seats

Today, JetBlue showed off the first renderings of their restyled cabin which “will enhance the JetBlue experience to meet the needs of travellers today”, including a greater focus on connectivity, comfort, and space. This marks JetBlue’s first complete redesign of the

JetBlue New Interiors Offer Bigger Screens and Brand New Seats

Today, JetBlue showed off the first renderings of their restyled cabin which “will enhance the JetBlue experience to meet the needs of travellers today”, including a greater focus on connectivity, comfort, and space. This marks JetBlue’s first complete redesign of the

A Game Of Spot The Difference. Boeing Rolls Out New 737 Max 8

Even to a seasoned 737-800 Senior First Officer who has done their countless number of walk-arounds, the game of spot the difference is still mighty hard with the 737 MAX 8 which was rolled out today (December 8th) in Renton, Washingston State,

A Game Of Spot The Difference. Boeing Rolls Out New 737 Max 8

Even to a seasoned 737-800 Senior First Officer who has done their countless number of walk-arounds, the game of spot the difference is still mighty hard with the 737 MAX 8 which was rolled out today (December 8th) in Renton, Washingston State,

British Airways Showcase An Emerging Trend In Smart Watch Travel

British Airways have never been shy of embracing new technology. They were the first airline to create a digital app back in 2008. That year, some 118,000 added it to their device and in 2015, it has topped the five million mark.

British Airways Showcase An Emerging Trend In Smart Watch Travel

British Airways have never been shy of embracing new technology. They were the first airline to create a digital app back in 2008. That year, some 118,000 added it to their device and in 2015, it has topped the five million mark.

Alitalia Reveal Another Improvement To Their Passenger Experience

Alitalia today announced their latest wave of improvements to the passenger experience. Guests on all Alitalia flights can now use their phone to  check emails or send text messages immediately after their flight has landed, while the aircraft is taxiing to the

Alitalia Reveal Another Improvement To Their Passenger Experience

Alitalia today announced their latest wave of improvements to the passenger experience. Guests on all Alitalia flights can now use their phone to  check emails or send text messages immediately after their flight has landed, while the aircraft is taxiing to the

Emirates Introduces New Generation IFE That Is Best In Class

Emirates last week announced that all new 777-300ER and A380 deliveries will be outfitted with enhanced IFE screens and technology, allowing passengers to flick through a massive 4,300 hours of entertainment. That is virtually half a year non-stop of watching

Emirates Introduces New Generation IFE That Is Best In Class

Emirates last week announced that all new 777-300ER and A380 deliveries will be outfitted with enhanced IFE screens and technology, allowing passengers to flick through a massive 4,300 hours of entertainment. That is virtually half a year non-stop of watching

Singapore Airlines Order A350 ULR To Restart Flights To US

Move over Emirates and Panama City, there’s a new ultra-long-haul flight on the horizon. Announced yesterday, Singapore Airlines has signed an agreement to be the launch customer for a new ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus A350 aircraft, enabling the resumption of

Singapore Airlines Order A350 ULR To Restart Flights To US

Move over Emirates and Panama City, there’s a new ultra-long-haul flight on the horizon. Announced yesterday, Singapore Airlines has signed an agreement to be the launch customer for a new ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus A350 aircraft, enabling the resumption of

United Launch Brand New Interiors Designed By PriestmanGoode

Domestic travel in the US is really heating up now, with a new wave of interiors just launched by United. Starting with the A319 next week, the new interior will be rolled out on A319s, A320s, 737s and 757s throughout

United Launch Brand New Interiors Designed By PriestmanGoode

Domestic travel in the US is really heating up now, with a new wave of interiors just launched by United. Starting with the A319 next week, the new interior will be rolled out on A319s, A320s, 737s and 757s throughout

Qantas Continues To Innovate With Impressive Pre-Departure Library

Those of you who have flown on Qantas, may be familiar with their fairly hefty inflight magazine Australian Way. Whilst this may be a meaty enough read for most of their domestic flights, what if you have to Kangaroo hop

Qantas Continues To Innovate With Impressive Pre-Departure Library

Those of you who have flown on Qantas, may be familiar with their fairly hefty inflight magazine Australian Way. Whilst this may be a meaty enough read for most of their domestic flights, what if you have to Kangaroo hop

Hawaiian Airlines Launch Brilliant New Site

Hawaiian Airlines has officially launched a beta of their new website, currently accessible to their HawaiianMiles members. The site will be rolling out in phases, with a full launch is expected later this summer. This is a complete revamp of a site that wasn’t

Hawaiian Airlines Launch Brilliant New Site

Hawaiian Airlines has officially launched a beta of their new website, currently accessible to their HawaiianMiles members. The site will be rolling out in phases, with a full launch is expected later this summer. This is a complete revamp of a site that wasn’t

JPA and Jamco Release The Latest Herringbone Seat

It’s always good to see a new herringbone seat enter the market, and yet most passengers may not even know the array of seats on offer. The wealth of herringbone seat designs have a myriad of differences. Designed by London based JPA

JPA and Jamco Release The Latest Herringbone Seat

It’s always good to see a new herringbone seat enter the market, and yet most passengers may not even know the array of seats on offer. The wealth of herringbone seat designs have a myriad of differences. Designed by London based JPA

A Delightfully Simple And Elegant Premium Economy Solution

No, these aren’t designer office pieces of furniture, they are the latest premium economy seats by Acro Aircraft Seating, designed by UK based Factorydesign. Conceived with the future demands of airliners in mind, these ergonomic beauties have embraced the simple fact

A Delightfully Simple And Elegant Premium Economy Solution

No, these aren’t designer office pieces of furniture, they are the latest premium economy seats by Acro Aircraft Seating, designed by UK based Factorydesign. Conceived with the future demands of airliners in mind, these ergonomic beauties have embraced the simple fact

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Airlines Get Into Apple Watches In A Big Way

Here at TheDesignAir, we love a good app. Qantas recently announced their introduction of their new Apple Watch App, weeks before the must-have travel accessory goes on sale worldwide. Using the app, customers will receive notifications telling them of gate changes, what carousel

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Airlines Get Into Apple Watches In A Big Way

Here at TheDesignAir, we love a good app. Qantas recently announced their introduction of their new Apple Watch App, weeks before the must-have travel accessory goes on sale worldwide. Using the app, customers will receive notifications telling them of gate changes, what carousel

Changi Airport Proves It Is The Jewel Of The World

Just recently, Skytrax rated Singapore Changi as the World’s Best Airport, for the third year running. Changi Airport celebrated further success at the Awards, unsurprisingly receiving the award as ‘Best Airport for Leisure Amenities’. These leisure amenities include music bar

Changi Airport Proves It Is The Jewel Of The World

Just recently, Skytrax rated Singapore Changi as the World’s Best Airport, for the third year running. Changi Airport celebrated further success at the Awards, unsurprisingly receiving the award as ‘Best Airport for Leisure Amenities’. These leisure amenities include music bar

British Airways Are Keeping Us Guessing

In a new wave of patent submissions, British Airways are perhaps going back on their original herringbone concept that they submitted last year. The patent, filed last year but only recently published, shows off a wave of innovative seating arrangements. Whilst

British Airways Are Keeping Us Guessing

In a new wave of patent submissions, British Airways are perhaps going back on their original herringbone concept that they submitted last year. The patent, filed last year but only recently published, shows off a wave of innovative seating arrangements. Whilst