Making Room for lUXury
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.