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30 Innovative Airline Services

From Personalized In-Flight Magazines to Android-Powered Airlines

— June 24, 2015 — Autos
A number of innovative airline services are challenging the conventional wisdom that suggests in-flight entertainment isn't all that it could be. Whether you are looking for a high-tech blanket that changes color based on your level of relaxation or next level in-flight entertainment, there are various airlines that are raising the bar for such luxurious services.

Various airlines are taking note of recent discoveries regarding the power of sensory-driven experiences, a great example of which is the British Airways initiative that saw the pairing of the airline's in-flight meals with unique musical soundtracks that highlighting certain flavors and textures.

Additionally, the emerging market for wearable technology has seen the integration of beacon systems into the travel experience, making it easy for individuals to find out information about the airport they are traveling through while exiting the plane.

As consumers are continually pursuing experiences over products, there is plenty of room for airlines to build a loyal customer base based on unique in-flight amenities.
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Improved In-Flight Entertainment
Improved In-Flight Entertainment
Virgin America Will Install Surround Sound on Planes Via Dysonics
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In-Flight Entertainment Apps
In-Flight Entertainment Apps
Delta Airlines Created Its Own Free Video Streaming Service
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Intuitive In-Fight Entertainment
Intuitive In-Fight Entertainment
This Smart Screen Monitors the Eye Movements of the Viewer
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Heartwarming Headrest Messages
Heartwarming Headrest Messages
KLM's Cover Greetings Surprises Passengers with Personalized Notes
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25
Boring Airplane Movies
Boring Airplane Movies
British Airways Will Offer a 7 Hour Long In-Flight Film of a Train Ride
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In-Flight Connectivity Upgrades
In-Flight Connectivity Upgrades
AT&T is Bringing 4G LTE to Commercial Planes Starting Late 2015
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Personalized Inflight Magazines
Personalized Inflight Magazines
TAM Airlines Created Customized Reading Material for Travelers
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In-Flight Business Classes
In-Flight Business Classes
You Can Be Mentored at 10,000 Feet in the Delta Innovation Class
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Augmented Reality Commuter Screens
Augmented Reality Commuter Screens
The Seat Back Entertainment on Glasgow Shuttle Buses is Hi-Tech
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Android-Powered Airlines
Android-Powered Airlines
Norwegian Launches an Android-Powered in-Flight Entertainment System
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Travel Upgrade Games
Travel Upgrade Games
Air France's Airline Marketing Stunt Had Travelers Compete for Better Seats
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In-Flight Meditation Programs
In-Flight Meditation Programs
British Airways Aims to Mindfully Improve Passenger Well-Being
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In-Flight Musical Meal Pairing
In-Flight Musical Meal Pairing
British Airwaves Curated a Flavor-Boosting Playlist to Go With Food
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Wristworn Travel Apps
Wristworn Travel Apps
easyJet's Mobile Travel App Caters to Apple Watch Users
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In-Flight Childcare Services
In-Flight Childcare Services
Etihad Airways Flying Nannies Make It Easier for Parents to Fly
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Compartmentalized Airline Cabins
Compartmentalized Airline Cabins
Korean Air's Prestige Suites Feature More Space and Privacy
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Beacon Airport Assistance
Beacon Airport Assistance
British Airways Implements Beacon Technologies in Heathrow Airport
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Three Bedroom Airline Cabins
Three Bedroom Airline Cabins
The Residence by Etihad Airways Gives You Tons of Leg Room in the Sky
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Wristwatch Boarding Passes
Wristwatch Boarding Passes
The Sony SmartWatch 2 Can Function as a Wearable Boarding Pass
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Luxe Flight Services
Luxe Flight Services
The Etihad Residences Class Mimics Expensive Hotel Accomodations
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Sky-High Onesies
Sky-High Onesies
The Virgin Atlantic Onesie will Help You Sleep like a Baby on Board
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8
App-Powered Airline Services
App-Powered Airline Services
These Customizable Seats Let Business Class Flyers Get the Best
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Car-Inspired Aircraft Cabins
Car-Inspired Aircraft Cabins
The Mercedes Benz and Lufthansa Cabin Celebrates German Design
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Family Flying Cabins
Family Flying Cabins
Thomson Airways Aims to Make Family Travel More Comfortable
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Virtual Reality Airlines
Virtual Reality Airlines
Qantas and Samsung Collaborate to Offer Virtual Reality in the Air
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Cutting-Edge Economy Seating
Cutting-Edge Economy Seating
COS Cabin Space Concept Provides Comfort and Connection to Passengers
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Bed-Like Airline Seats
Bed-Like Airline Seats
Abercrombie & Kent's Jet Seats Recline into a Comfortable Bed on a Plane
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Illuminated Emotion Blankets
Illuminated Emotion Blankets
British Airways' Happiness Blanket Reflects a Traveler's Feelings
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Luxe Airline Accommodations
Luxe Airline Accommodations
A Singapore Airlines Suites Class Flight Will Cost You $18,400
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