Important changes for 2014 air Travel
by EU News Staff
Here are some things to expect when travelling by air this year:
Inflight Wi-Fi. Now that the idea of using portable electronic devices from gate-to-gate is becoming more accepted, greater Wi-Fi accessibility may soon follow suit. Airlines are expected to offer competitive broadband experience among their line of services miles above ground.
Smaller seats. Smaller seats mean more passengers. Backlash doesn’t seem to stop aircraft manufacturers like Boeing from introducing ‘slimline’ seats, which more airlines may avail of soon.
Business class gets better. At the other end of the aircraft, more perks are being developed for business class fliers as airlines improve their premium seating services. Expect more fully flat sleeper seats and premium cabins for long-haul fliers.
Budget airlines for transatlantic flights. Cut-rate transatlantic carriers are making a comeback with the likes of Norwegian Air Shuttle and Iceland’s Wow Airlines
DIY bag tags. Printable bag tags, where fliers can attach their tags at home, are currently being experimented by airlines like Iberia and Lufthansa. This can eliminate one step at the airport, but security concerns are stopping some airlines from making the move.