These five innovations prove the sky’s the limit for airline cabins…
1 Double beds
Single beds might have been first introduced in the 1990s, but Qatar Airways has created the first-ever reclining double-bed seats, squeezing these innovative new pods into business class.
2 Virtual reality
We knew it wouldn’t be long before virtual reality (VR) crept onboard, and Boeing has developed a VR in-flight concierge, packaging up everything from unique entertainment to the safety demonstration in one headset.
3 Zero gravity
Cabin design is becoming out of this world, literally, with Emirates filling their first-class cabins with ‘zero-gravity’ seats and beds that create a feeling of weightlessness.
4 Segregated sections
Sleeping, watching TV and eating at the same seat could be a thing of the past, as more airlines look to utilise spare space in their holds to create ‘hubs’, including pods for sleeping, dining areas and even relaxation lounges.
5 Mile-high viewing
It may not be a reality yet but Airbus have grand ambitions. They have conceptualised a cabin membrane that has the ability to turn transparent, so you can see all around you – a truly unique view.
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