If you think seats on an airplane are too small or are wedged too close together already, prepare to breath and stretch out, because bucket seats may soon be replaced by an armrest-less style of seats. Raise the armrest and get ready to snuggle with your neighbor if Airbus´s new patent for bench-style seating on airplanes is approved.
In an effort to cope with the expanding size of the passenger and the inevitable special needs of families with younger children, the solution is to allow certain sections of three seats on an aircraft to become larger or smaller depending on the passengers´ needs. Adjustable seat belts and armrests mean that a mother and father can sit on either side of a small child, or an adult passenger can opt for more seat room. The versatile seats can also seat passengers in the standard three-person-across arrangement, only adjustable for passengers who request it.
There is a price for this added convenience, however. Airlines will most surely charge more for these flexible seats that can welcome all kinds of passengers. Whether this type of seating will appear in the aircraft of the future is unknown, but as the needs of travelers change over time, so do the accommodating features of the vessel in which they fly.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
France is often considered one of the more expensive European destinations to visit, but once you get out of Paris and make your way to the smaller cities, like Bordeaux in the southwestern corner of the country, you’ll find cheap ways to make the most of your visit. Here are the top ways to do Bordeaux on a budget.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.