Modern Aviation had truly arrived. With airlines constantly adding new and better services and amenities, the way we fly has truly changed. With so many choices and the stress of flying in crowded airports, airlines must go that extra mile to make flying a pleasant experience – and today, these go beyond flat beds and priority checkins. While most of these innovative services were once for the first and business-class, airlines are breaking that mould now adding something ‘more and exclusive’ in all cabins.
We take a look at our top 9 fun, creative and simply-too-posh-to-ignore added benefits available to passengers :
9. Going LIVE at 35 with Southwest – There is no shortage of choices when it comes to inflight entertainment these days so Southwest Airlines have gone one step ahead to bring a Live band to entertain guests onboard. That’s right- your very own concert at 35,000 feet. As the Official Airline Partner of “Live In The Vineyard,” the airline gave its passengers onboard a flight from Nashville to Kansas City a live concert performance by ZZ Ward – with more to come as part of their Live at 35 concert series.
8. Delta’s Porsche gate transfer – Luxury flying does not begin and end with the aircraft. Continuing to bring the best on touchdown, Delta Airlines now offer the comforts of a Porsche Panamera luxury sedan to whisk you to your next flight – the only way one should get to their next flight. The service is free of charge to frequent fliers with a Diamond status provided your have sufficient connection time between your flights.
7. Air New Zealand’s Skycouch – Coach class just got upgraded to cuddle class. This is sheer brilliance for everyone who ever complained about tiny seats or handling squiggly tots on a flight. Air New Zealand’s Skycouch gives passengers the option to extend three regular seats to convert it into a futon. At the touch of a button, the armrests fold away and a footrest will come out from under each of the seats, creating a flat, flexible space allowing you (or the kids) to stretch your legs out, just as you would at home. Two adults can purchase the third seat at half-price – a bargain for the extra space, privacy and comfort.
6. Lufthansa’s in-flight humidifiers : Dry cabin air troubling your sinusitis or just generally ruining your flying experience. Then fly Lufthansa, where even the air is superior. This is thanks to the airline’s recently installed humidifiers in the first class of its Airbus A380s. The humidifier will offer cabin humidity of around 25 per cent relative humidity in its first-class A380 cabin compared to 5-10 per cent otherwise. The humidifier uses the Cair system, based on evaporative cooling technology and includes the Zonal Drying System to counter condensation problems. So now not only will the food taste better, you are assured better sleep and looking fresh as a daisy when you touchdown at your destination.