Luxurious. Comfortable. Stress-free.
These are words missing from the vernacular of the modern air traveler. But do they have to be MIA from our vocabulary when we arrive at the airport?
People deserve a better return. Enjoying the still mind-boggling experience of flying at hundreds of miles an hour at around seven miles in the air is not at the level it should be for the ever-increasing price of admission. And the solutions to the problems from the perspective of the customer seem attainable:
- Designated room for luggage for every seat. The space for overhead luggage does need to be increased while also divided per seat to reduce the stress and fear of missing out (so to speak) to less than courteous fellow flyers who board before you with their luggage that always appears to be where your luggage should be residing.
- Fewer seats on board = More space for sitting, relaxing and getting out from the middle or window seat
- A boarding process that feels less like catching a bus in Mumbai during rush hour and more like a special invitation to the sky by making the aforementioned changes, along with a compelling experience visualized below
The point is that a completely new form of air travel isn’t required to drastically improve air travel partially, if not fully. And if these suggested changes are indeed fiscally impossible, then it is time indeed for a major disruption–as the tech kids in Silicon Valley say–for the airline industry in the ever-evolving 21st century.
The following prototype for the future of air travel was revealed a year ago yet its vision appears more pragmatic than ever in the unofficial “Age of IKEA” in which different themed rooms are showcased for purchase in those gigantic blue stores with those delicious Swedish meatballs.
Just think of the intriguing vision above as airplanes getting into the customizable–and practical effect–app business. There’s a certain kind of luxury in catering to the user experience.
There’s no wrong way to start the workweek.
Or is there?
It just might depend on who your boss is once you start those ‘Star Wars’ impressions…
Well, if you can pull off impressions like hilarious SNL alum Bill Hader, you’ll probably be fine. Most people won’t know who you are impersonating, but it’ll make everyone forget it’s Monday.
And isn’t that the point?
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
This is one of those blog posts in which a
picture video says a thousand words.
And a few skipped heartbeats.
Watching a GoPro’s crystal-clear footage of Ocean Ramsey and a great white shark sailing off into the deep blue sea is the perfect visual for confronting one’s fear with courage and (necessarily careful) precision.
A gigantic, terrifying fear with jaws.
Should we ask people questions? Is that a good quality to have? Do some of us have the ability to read each other’s minds? Is the “Piña Colada” song weirdly catchy? Isn’t Thursday a great day to relax, laugh and realize the weekend is almost here?
When does cop sitcom ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ starring funnyman Andy Samberg (sans bonkers wig) make its network comeback since being canceled at Fox?
Tonight at 9 p.m. ET. on NBC.
Just watch the show and escape.
P.S. I went to cakedonalds.com. You should too.