Set to launch on the new A330neo aircraft in 2017, it’s offering lots of extra space, including wider seats as standard, no control boxes under seats for the in-flight entertainment system, which means it’s all open for you to stretch your legs.
The planes will offer improved built-in broadband connectivity that’ll allow passengers to use their phones and tablets as normal, even making calls and sending and receiving text messages.
The overall design
The layout and design of the cabin has been made more modular so each airline can customize the layout of their planes, which should mean wider aisles that aren’t taken over by lavatories and trollies.
The overall design offers more space for you and your luggage, more room to walk around and actually enjoy the surroundings on your journey and not be completely disorientated when you land, thanks to better environmental controls and changeable mood lighting.
Being able to stay connected with the ground below via Wi-Fi and now making calls and texts from 35,000 ft makes flying a less daunting experience for anyone who’s nervous. If it gets a little bumpy or you’re feeling anxious, you can now call your friend for a distraction or get lost on Twitter for a while.
People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things. Steve Jobs – Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference, 1997