Tag Archives: Air Travel

This Handy Tool Measures Your Bag To See If It Meets Airlines’ Standards

One of the woes of traveling with carry-on is not knowing if your carry-on suitcase conforms to the airlines’ regulation. It wasn’t a woe if all airlines share the same standard. Unfortunately, they don’t, but with this new free tool from travel planning website KAYAK, the mystery of whether or not your luggage fits the criteria of airlines you are travel will be solved. Continue reading This Handy Tool Measures Your Bag To See If It Meets Airlines’ Standards

GoAir Passenger Mistakes Plane’s Exit Door For Restroom’s, Sparked Panic

Just a few days after Jet Airways’ air crew blunder that resulted in several passengers onboard Flight 697 to bleed from the orifices on their head, another India carrier’s passengers had a near miss, but this time, it is not the crew that was involved; it was one passenger. The incident happened on GoAir, a Mumbai-based low-cost international carrier, on Saturday (September 22) on a flight from New Delhi to Patna. An Indian passenger apparently mistaken the aircraft door for the toilet’s, sparking a panic when he attempted to open the plane’s door. Yikes. Continue reading GoAir Passenger Mistakes Plane’s Exit Door For Restroom’s, Sparked Panic

Airline Crew Forgets To Pressurized Cabin, Result In Bloodied Passengers

Well, this is a news that will not help if you are already afraid of flying. The story went that Jet Airways Flight 697’s journey from Mumbai to Jaipur, India, was forced to return to Mumbai 45 minutes after take off when the crew (read: the pilots) failed to pressurized the cabin. A potentially fatal error, but fortunately, there was no death involved. However, it did left some passengers bleeding from nose and ears, and everyone onboard grasping for air. Continue reading Airline Crew Forgets To Pressurized Cabin, Result In Bloodied Passengers

Turkish Airlines The LEGO Movie Safety Video Is, Not Surprisingly, Super Fun

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will not hit the theaters until February 2019, but already, it is drumming up its marketing efforts starting with a collaborative video. Not just any video though; it is an airline safety video made in collaboration with Turkish Airlines. Ha! Already it sounds like a ton of fun! As you may have imagined, the otherwise bland content is uplifted by the ensemble of tiny The LEGO Movie characters, lead by protagonist Emmet and Wyldstyle. Continue reading Turkish Airlines The LEGO Movie Safety Video Is, Not Surprisingly, Super Fun

Airbus’ Idea Of Passengers’ Comfort Is Letting Them Sleep In The Cargo Area

Airbus is relentless when it comes to “optimizing use of the available space” and it, apparently, goes beyond the passenger cabin – to the cargo hold area. Yup. That’s right. If Airbus have its way, by 2020, airlines will have passengers in the belly of the flying tin can too. But not to worry, it will nothing like fictional Jack’s third class cabin on Titanic. It will be a lot cosier and it certainly won’t be as budget, but how much more airlines will price it, remains to be seen. Continue reading Airbus’ Idea Of Passengers’ Comfort Is Letting Them Sleep In The Cargo Area

Boom Supersonic Jet Will Fly From London To New York In 3.4H For $5,000

Since the demise of the world’s fastest commercial jet, Concorde, the world has been looking forward to a fastest way of traveling between continents. However, it is not until recent years that we see companies emerging to take on the challenge with some going to length to propose supercavitation submarine which could enable Shanghai-to-San Francisco travel in just 100 minutes and under-the-sea vacuum trains. While the latter two are more like future tech that will remain as theory for now, it is left to the aerospace industry to continue the legacy left behind by the Concorde. The latest to join the supersonic endeavor is a startup, Boom Technology. Continue reading Boom Supersonic Jet Will Fly From London To New York In 3.4H For $5,000

Delta Airlines Wants To Make Shuteye On Long Haul Flights Cozier With Flight Loungewear

Sleeping onboard an aircraft is not the most comfortable experience, less you travel First Class. Even that won’t be as awesome as your home’s bed. However, Delta Airlines wants to ease that woe for customers flying long haul in Delta One cabin with a full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access, Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding, noise-reducing headsets, TUMI amenity kits packed with eye shades, ear plugs, striped on-board socks and et cetera, and now there’s the sleep and lounge suits, appropriately called Delta One loungewear, to make you feel cozier than ever while on long-haul flights from L.A. to Sydney and L.A. to Shanghai. Continue reading Delta Airlines Wants To Make Shuteye On Long Haul Flights Cozier With Flight Loungewear

Windspeed Technologies Wants To Add Sky View To Aircrafts With Transparent Bubble Tops

Airbus A380 may have changed how we fly, or rather how we enjoy our time in the air, but lets face it, being trapped 30,000 feet in the sky with limited space and only a tiny screen to keep us entertained is not fun. However, if Windspeed Technologies has its way with its SkyDeck proposition, you may have one more thing to appreciate about flying. Windspeed Technologies has a bold ambition put a hole on the roof of an aircraft and turn it into a 360-degree viewing bubble where passengers can sit up there and enjoy the expansive clear blue sky. Continue reading Windspeed Technologies Wants To Add Sky View To Aircrafts With Transparent Bubble Tops

Airbus Hatches Evil Plan to Stack Passengers in the Name of Optimizing Use of Cabin Space

It is no secret that commercial jet makers have been wooing airlines with aircrafts that can carry more. But this latest seating arrangement patent filed by Airbus takes the cake as the most evil plan of all. Yes. We said ‘evil’ because if the present cramped seating arrangement in the economy class isn’t bad enough, Airbus wants to eliminate the overhead storage and use that same space for what they called ‘mezzanine’ seating. You know, ‘mezzanine’ as in a second story. So, yeah, Airbus is indeed proposing the literal stacking of passengers to, as the company puts it, “make optimum use of the available space in a passenger cabin.” Continue reading Airbus Hatches Evil Plan to Stack Passengers in the Name of Optimizing Use of Cabin Space

Mercedes-Benz Teamed Up with Lufthansa Technik to Develop State-of-the-Art Luxury Aircraft Cabins

Mercedes-Benz’s design department has dabbled in a variety of design projects including eyewear, furniture, leather goods, yacht and even souping up the interior of private helicopters. It suffice to say that when it comes to luxury in mobile, it is kind of the German automaker’s forte. It has taken its know-how in VIP pampering to a greater height in quite a literal way by collaborating with German aircraft interior specialist, Lufthansa Technik, to create luxury VIP cabins that looks like luxury home away from home. The concept has, apparently, been completed and showcased at the recent EBACE 2015 – the show which saw the debut of Mercedes’ Eurocopter cabin design in 2012. Catering to the airline company’s fleet of short- and medium-haul aircraft, the luxe up cabin throws out everything you may know about aircraft cabin and replaces it with an organic, flowing design that dispense with separation between ceiling, wall and floor. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Teamed Up with Lufthansa Technik to Develop State-of-the-Art Luxury Aircraft Cabins