Posts tagged air travel
abcworldnews:

Plane of the Future: Airbus Reveals What Air Travel Will Look Like in 2050; The Cabin Will Offer Panoramic Views 
The Guardian:


A futuristic concept of air travel in which passengers will be able to gaze up at sunny or starry skies through a transparent cabin has been presented by planemaker Airbus .
The concept cabin for travellers in 2050 would be a bionic structure that mimics the efficiency of bird bone.
It would provide strength where needed, and also allows for an “intelligent” cabin wall membrane which controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers open, panoramic views.
The cabin would have seats that fit passengers’ body shapes and travellers might be able to read bedtime stories to their children back home, Airbus said.


Photo Credit: The cabin of the future designed by Airbus Photograph: Airbus/PA

abcworldnews:

Plane of the Future: Airbus Reveals What Air Travel Will Look Like in 2050; The Cabin Will Offer Panoramic Views 

The Guardian:

A futuristic concept of air travel in which passengers will be able to gaze up at sunny or starry skies through a transparent cabin has been presented by planemaker Airbus .

The concept cabin for travellers in 2050 would be a bionic structure that mimics the efficiency of bird bone.

It would provide strength where needed, and also allows for an “intelligent” cabin wall membrane which controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers open, panoramic views.

The cabin would have seats that fit passengers’ body shapes and travellers might be able to read bedtime stories to their children back home, Airbus said.

Photo Credit: The cabin of the future designed by Airbus Photograph: Airbus/PA

ilovecharts:

For those of us who are uneducated about airplanes, but love to travel, South Africa’s Kulula Airlines gives us a little anatomy lesson on planes. There are more pictures here.
-fallangel22

Genius. Also love the lime green.

ilovecharts:

For those of us who are uneducated about airplanes, but love to travel, South Africa’s Kulula Airlines gives us a little anatomy lesson on planes. There are more pictures here.

-fallangel22

Genius. Also love the lime green.

‘You don’t want to hear the phrase, ‘I’ll be right back,’ either. That’s code for ‘Go f—k yourself,’ according to a woman who used to fly for Northwest and taught me several terms specific to her profession.

‘You know how a plastic bottle of water gets all crinkly during a flight? Well, it happens to people, too, to our insides. That’s why we get all gassy.’

‘So what me and the other girls would sometimes do is fart while we walked up and down the aisle. No one could hear it on account of the engine noise, but, anyway, that’s what we called ‘crop dusting.’

- Just in time for the JetBlue chute incident, David Sedaris writes a personal history of air travel (via newyorker)

This explains so, so much.

(via markcoatney)