Flight 039. King size bed seats, throne seats, configurable bench seats, new inventions in a world of reduced leg room. How consolidation in the US skies might hurt choice for the consumer. Another smart luggage, one we might actually buy. A quite epic Emirates business class experience. Wow Air will fly you to Snapchat for them. Solar Impulse crosses the Pacific Ocean. The non-story of a drone hitting a plane. The turnaround CEO of Malaysian quits after less than a year.
News of the week
Congrats Solar Impulse!
- Alaska Air reaches for sky with Virgin America deal - FT.com ($)
- Seth Miller on Twitter: ".@AlaskaAir hopes for DoJ approval of VX merger by EoY."
- Virgin America Staff Have Fun With Personalised Messages On Gate Screens
- Virgin America on Twitter: "We've touched down on Snapchat. Follow us: VirginAmerica https://t.co/inaK5aZrjh"
WOW Air wants you to Snapchat
FlyerRights responds to our 038 leg room story
- FlyersRights.ORG - Largest Non-Profit Airline Consumer Organization
- Flyers Rights (@KendallFlyers) | Twitter
- FAA Bill: Bill Shuster, airline lobbyists meet - POLITICO
- Shuster admits relationship with airline lobbyist - POLITICO
Alex flies Emirates Business Class and more
TripIt half-repaints its website
Seats, seats and more seats
- Formation Design nominated for elevated lie-flat seating concept | Daily Mail Online
A New Airplane Cabin Design Features King-Size Beds | Travel + Leisure
- Airbus patent bench seat revolutionize airline ticket sales - Business Insider
Another smart carry-on
David Verch tells us all about LugLoc
Amber and Eric mention us one more time!
We're on iTunes, give us a review, pretty please :-)
- layovers ✈︎ by Paul Papadimitriou and Alex Hunter discuss aviation innovation and technology on iTunes
A new Matrix ITA guide
Drones are made out of plastic too, you know
- Drone believed to have hit British Airways flight 'may have been a plastic bag' | Hacker News
- That drone that hit a British Airways plane might have been a plastic bag — Quartz
- Drone hits plane at Heathrow airport, says pilot | UK news | The Guardian
Mueller leaves Malaysian
Airport of the week