Flighty Makes Air Travel Less Stressful

This app provides super-fast notifications and an abundance of information

Ideal for frequent flyers and aviation enthusiasts alike, Flighty launched a few years ago and we’ve been using it ever since to prepare for and navigate our travels. The app is free to download and to use in order to track basic flight information, but there’s much more—from inbound flight-tracking to taxi wait times at airports. Their delay predictions are especially thorough, as they automatically …

Air New Zealand’s Lie-Flat Beds for Economy Travel

A development that may benefit many passengers on long-haul flights, Air New Zealand has filed patent and trademark applications for a lie-flat sleeping pod prototype designed for economy-class travelers. Referred to as the Economy Skynest, it’s structured like stacked bunk beds. The airline will determine whether or not to proceed with the concept in 2021, after it has assessed the needs of its Auckland–New York …

Design Firm New Territory’s Comfortable Economy Airplane Seat Concept

London-based design firm New Territory’s Interspace chair concept aims to better the coach-class flying experience. In advance of the project, the New Territory team learned that seat pitch was typically associated with comfort, but what passengers really need is the ability to shift their weight or rest against something soft. Thus, they’ve developed a padded wing system that folds out from one’s seat back and …