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99 Amazing Airline Innovations

From Business Class Beds to Eco Planes

— November 9, 2011 — World
These airline innovations will have you dreaming about exotic lands with different customs, culinary inclinations, and daily rituals. One of the things that I find interesting is how the in-flight experience is evolving to ensure that passengers have a range of entertainment options.

The airline innovations really do point to a collective desire to get away, and who wouldn’t want to get away? Especially if it meant having access to a $14,000 shower.

Implications - Vacationing has become an anticipated part of any summer for most young professionals. Air travel is just one of the industries that caters to this need to escape from the quotidian. Companies should consider how they can help consumers escape, whether on vacation or just momentarily.
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Baggage Fee Calculators
Baggage Fee Calculators
'Luggage Limits' Calculates Checked Bag Fees for Every Airline
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Convenient Prepaid Flying
Convenient Prepaid Flying
Air Partner Introduces Jet Card for New Years Jet-Setting
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Bomb-Detecting Fluids
Bomb-Detecting Fluids
New Explosive Detection Ink May Improve Airport Security
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94
In-Flight Multimedia Trays
In-Flight Multimedia Trays
Kill Long Hours on the Plane with the TrayVu IFE System
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93
Pilot-Friendly Tablets
Pilot-Friendly Tablets
Delta Inflight iPads Implemented to Enhance Communication
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92
Social Media Airfares
Social Media Airfares
Book Airplane Tickets with Facebook & Delta Air Lines
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91
Free Facebook Flights
Free Facebook Flights
Seven Major Airlines Team Up to Provide Free In-Flight Facebook for February
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90
Runaway Bride Ads
Runaway Bride Ads
The TAM Airlines Check-In Campaign Shows the Importance of Smooth Departures
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89
Green Globetrotting
Green Globetrotting
The New Lufthansa Biofuel Plane Makes Aviation History
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88
Revolutionary Inflight Entertainment
Revolutionary Inflight Entertainment
Gogo Vision Allows Flyers to Stream Videos on Their Gadgets
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87
Greens-Guzzling Aircrafts
Greens-Guzzling Aircrafts
The Jatropha Biofuel-Based Airbus A320 Soared With Success
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86
Boogying Safety Demos
Boogying Safety Demos
Cebu Airlines Dance Their Way To Safe Traveling
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85
Phone Calls on Flights
Phone Calls on Flights
Emirates AeroMobile
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84
Stalking Airplane Apps
Stalking Airplane Apps
Google & Flightwise.com Provide Near Real-Time Tracking of Airplanes
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83
Candid Camera Commercials
Candid Camera Commercials
The Humorously Akward KLM Personal Space Experiment
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82
Crowdsourcing Airline Fees
Crowdsourcing Airline Fees
Ryanair Will Pay €1,000 for the Best New Fee
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81
Viral Vacation Contests
Viral Vacation Contests
Tweet '12 Days of Luv' to Win $1000 Gift Cards with Southwest Airlines
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80
Tweeting for Air Fare
Tweeting for Air Fare
Free Flight Follow Friday Taps into User Behavior on Twitter
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79
Pint-Sized Toiletry Containers
Pint-Sized Toiletry Containers
The Shower Plus is a Convenient Traveling Bathroom Accessory
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78
Cramped Plane Comparisons
Cramped Plane Comparisons
Steven Heller Contrasts Slave Boats With Airliners
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77
Electrified Commercial Airliners
Electrified Commercial Airliners
The Boeing Sugar Volt Looks to Fire Up the Skies in 2035
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76
Choreographed Airline Stunts
Choreographed Airline Stunts
The American Airlines Los Angeles Flash Mob Stuns Passersby
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75
Airplane Meal Tryvertising
Airplane Meal Tryvertising
Air France Food Truck Dishes Free Airline Grub to the Public
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74
Legendary Tribute Planes
Legendary Tribute Planes
The Oprah Empire is Honored with the United Airlines Oprah Jet
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73
New Airline Security Mechanisms
New Airline Security Mechanisms
Tunnel of Truth
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72
Superstars in Coach
Superstars in Coach
Diddy Can't Fuel Private Jet
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71
Airline Cookbooks
Airline Cookbooks
Singapore Airlines' 'Above & Beyond' is for High-End Cuisine at Home
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70
Peeping Security Scans
Peeping Security Scans
Manchester Checks out X-Ray Tech at the Airport
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69
Hair-Shaving Flights
Hair-Shaving Flights
Air New Zealand Swaps Free ‘Sky High Shave' Flight for Hair
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68
Fuel Saving Controversies
Fuel Saving Controversies
Air Canada Removes Life Vests to Reduce Weight
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67
Plane Portrait Competitions
Plane Portrait Competitions
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is Painting Their Planes With Your Portrait
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66
WiFi Flying High
WiFi Flying High
BetaBlue on Jet Blue Airlines
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65
Airline Clothing Boutiques
Airline Clothing Boutiques
The Air New Zealand Clothes Hangar Outfits Employees in Style
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64
Mid-Air Traffic Jams
Mid-Air Traffic Jams
WHITEvoid Lets You See Lufthansa's Airtraffic in 3D
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Valuing Older Employees
Valuing Older Employees
US Airways Crash Proves Senior Pilots Are Safer Than Youngsters
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62
Mile-High Cocktail Lounges
Mile-High Cocktail Lounges
Korean Air Celestial Bars Put Passengers on Cloud Nine
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61
First Renewable Fuel Flight
First Renewable Fuel Flight
Virgin Atlantic Flies On Babassu & Coconut Oil
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60
Hydrogen Commercial Airplanes
Hydrogen Commercial Airplanes
The Innovative Edas Airbus Passenger Airliners to Take Flight
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59
Flying Casinos
Flying Casinos
Airbus A380 Spark Interest in Asian Markets
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58
Tablet Airplane Handbooks
Tablet Airplane Handbooks
Alaska Airlines is Adopting iPad Aircraft Manuals for its Pilots
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57
Planevertising
Planevertising
Jet-Fueled Billboards
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56
Free-Use Tablet Terminals
Free-Use Tablet Terminals
Use an iPad Free of Charge in the Delta iPad Terminal at JFK
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55
Mid-Air Marriages
Mid-Air Marriages
EasyJet Proposes Idea of In-Flight Wedding Ceremonies
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54
2-for-1 Flights for Obese Passengers
2-for-1 Flights for Obese Passengers
Canadian Airlines Offer Second Seat Free
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53
Airplane Kegerators
Airplane Kegerators
Japanese Airline All Nippon Airways Offers Draft Beer In Flight
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52
Designer In-Air Meals
Designer In-Air Meals
The Brotzeit by Postlerferguson Gives Airline Cuisine a Modern Makeover
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51
Eco Planes
Eco Planes
Bombardier Reveals The CSeries Jet
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50
Stylin' Flight Attendants
Stylin' Flight Attendants
The Asako Itono Video Look Book Breeds New Career-Influenced Styles
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49
Cultured Travel Campaigns
Cultured Travel Campaigns
The Hong Kong International Airport Advocates 'Art in Airport'
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48
Billion-Dollar Airport Deals
Billion-Dollar Airport Deals
Richard Branson to Buy Gatwick
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47
Ultra Light Aircraft Seats
Ultra Light Aircraft Seats
Recaro Revamps Seating for Eco-Friendly Comfort
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46
Airlines for Animals
Airlines for Animals
‘Pet Airways' Lets Your Favorite Animals Fly Without You in Style
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45
Monthly Flight Passes
Monthly Flight Passes
For $600, Fly All You Want With JetBlue in September
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44
Social Media Airports
Social Media Airports
The Virgin America San Francisco Terminal Checks-In on Foursquare & Facebook
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43
Luxury Knit Sleep Masks
Luxury Knit Sleep Masks
Frequent Fliers Will Love the Emilia Travel Set by Sofia Cashmere
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42
Oily Airline Ads
Oily Airline Ads
The Spirit Airlines Advertisement Takes a Hit at BP
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41
Aviator Memory Sticks
Aviator Memory Sticks
This Bader Models USB Features the Logos of Major International Airlines
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40
$9 Flights
$9 Flights
Jet America Airlines Offers Credit Crunch U.S. Airfare
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Deceivingly Lgiht Luggage Ads
Deceivingly Lgiht Luggage Ads
This Delsey Luggage Campaign Dares You to Overpack
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Paper Shampoo
Paper Shampoo
Airport Security Safe Hygiene Innovations
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37
Ecofurbishing Aircraft
Ecofurbishing Aircraft
Southwest Airlines' 'Green Plane' Environmentally-Friendly Prototype
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36
Infographic Airlines
Infographic Airlines
Kulula Rebranding Applies Guidance to Airplane Exteriors
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35
Local Airline Amenities
Local Airline Amenities
Virgin Atlantic's V Australia Offers a Distinct Aussie Flavor
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34
Bikini-Clad Airplanes
Bikini-Clad Airplanes
Sports Illustrated Sponsored Boeing Has Swimsuit Models On Planes
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Silly Airplane Safety Cards
Silly Airplane Safety Cards
Odd Characters Illustrate Safety Procedures
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Luxury Airport Lounges
Luxury Airport Lounges
Cathay Pacific opens The Cabin at Hong Kong International
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Tablet Airport Check-Ins
Tablet Airport Check-Ins
Malaysia Airlines' iPad Check-in Kiosk is Aimed at Frequent Flyers
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Free Plane Tickets
Free Plane Tickets
ULCCS Like RyanAir Offer Free Flights
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Airline Cabin Re-Creations
Airline Cabin Re-Creations
The Pan Am 747 Garage is One Man's Passion
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Business Class Beds
Business Class Beds
Airfrance's New Business Class Seat Provides Comfort and Privacy
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Super Light Airliners
Super Light Airliners
The DIY Wooden Aircraft is Economical and Energy Efficient
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Own A Retro Airline Food Cart
Own A Retro Airline Food Cart
Flight001 Trolleys
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Jet Set Organizers
Jet Set Organizers
The SKYPAK Airline Trolley Solves Your Space Issues
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Flight-Inspired Furniture
Flight-Inspired Furniture
The Motoart Fuselage Bench Seating Feels like Flying First Class
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Sound-Proof Flights
Sound-Proof Flights
Lufthansa Airbus A380 Jetliner is Extra Extravagant
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Airline Design Competitions
Airline Design Competitions
These NASA Contest Prototypes Are the Future of Commercial Flight
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Travelling in Luxury
Travelling in Luxury
Japan Airlines Introduces First Class Suites
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Business Class Bedrooms
Business Class Bedrooms
The Asiana Airlines OZ Quadra Smartium is an Airborne Room
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Space-Saving Suitcases
Space-Saving Suitcases
Slim Down Your Carry-on with the Balanzza Truco Case
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Personal Airplane Rooms
Personal Airplane Rooms
The Singapore Suite from Singapore Airlines is a $15,000 Investment
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Wet 'n' Wild Airline Ads
Wet 'n' Wild Airline Ads
New Avianova Commercial Shows Girls in Bikinis Cleaning Dirty Planes
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Secluded Airline Seating Ads
Secluded Airline Seating Ads
The Cathay Pacific Airways Campaign Proposes Near Privacy
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Saddle Sky Seating
Saddle Sky Seating
The SkyRider Airplane Seat Makes for Cramped Comfort On Board
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14
Flighty Fashion Branding
Flighty Fashion Branding
Air Asia T-Shirt Packaging Takes Off From Traditional Merchandising
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Dangerous Runways
Dangerous Runways
8 Scary Places to Touch Down
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Snuggle-Friendly Airline Seats
Snuggle-Friendly Airline Seats
Air New Zealand 'Cuddle Class' in the Boeing 777-300 is for Couples
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$14,000 Showers in the Sky
$14,000 Showers in the Sky
Emirates A380
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10
Stewardess Fashion
Stewardess Fashion
From Jetway to Runway
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E-Paper Boarding Pass Watches
E-Paper Boarding Pass Watches
Ticketime
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8
Recycled Aircraft Suites
Recycled Aircraft Suites
Costa Verde Hotel's Boeing 727 Airframe Room
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7
Backless Plane Chairs
Backless Plane Chairs
Airplane High-Density Seating Concept Looks Uncomfortable
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6
Recycled Airplane Furniture
Recycled Airplane Furniture
MotoArt Mile High Bed
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5
Body Painted Pilots
Body Painted Pilots
Air New Zealand Has 'Nothing to Hide' in New Ad Campaign
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4
Dolphin-Inspired Airplanes
Dolphin-Inspired Airplanes
Victor Uribe's A350h Airliner Takes Off Vertically, Not at an Angle
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Extravagant Airplane Cabins
Extravagant Airplane Cabins
Etihad Airways
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2
Naughty Pin-Up Protests
Naughty Pin-Up Protests
Air Comet Flight Attendants Strip Down to Draw Attention to Unpaid Wages
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1
Nudist Flights
Nudist Flights
Naked Travel in Germany With OssiUrlaub.de
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