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.
It’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit! Whether you’re putting up holiday decorations early or attending a holiday event, it’s a fun season.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
After a whirlwind year — one we are still working through — of so few ups and so many downs, now is a great time to refocus on the positive, try to destress and decompress.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.
Celebrate Virginia Oyster Month in none other than Virginia Beach, Virginia, home to incredible East Coast seafood and dock-to-table dining options.