A team of Chinese researchers has claimed to have designed a hypersonic jet that could travel at 6,000km/h, five times faster than the speed of sound.
Plane are generally disgusting germ-filled places. Who knows what is on that tray table, and what kind of germs that person with a hacking cough in the seat next to you will spread? Continue reading… “Teenager designs system that can keeps you safe from germs on planes”
The days of cramming into the middle seat, engaging in the passive-aggressive skirmish for the armrests, if Thompson Aero Seating has its way, will be long gone. Continue reading… “An airplane middle seat that is halfway-pleasant”
Getting quality sleep on a plane can be tricky, more so when you are in the cramped quarters of economy class. But Boeing may just change that with a new recently patented upright sleeping contraption. Continue reading… “Boeing’s ‘cuddle chair’ that could revolutionize sleeping on airplanes”
A lot of us have started to take it for granted that we’re surrounded by sensors that are connected to the Internet. Smartphones are packed with these sensors motion, orientation, and various environmental conditions are recorded by these sensors. Continue reading… “Coming soon to an airline near you, the internet of things”
napcab’s napping pod
The Napcab is the best thing to ever happen to weary travelers (or ones who could never stand the airport in the first place). The luxurious “sleeping cabins,” located right in the middle of the terminal, are tiny private rooms, fully decked out with luggage storage, a bed and a small workspace. Simply walk up and swipe your credit card on a touchscreen to enter your box of solitary bliss — rates are about $12 to about $18 per hour, with a $35 minimum.
American Eagle had the worst Airline Quality Rating score of all the airlines rated.
Airlines are getting better in America. But that may be hard for the bedraggled frequent fliers among us to believe. The overall quality of air travel has shown improvement over the last year according to an annual assessment of U.S. airlines.
The future of air travel?
On your last flight, did you stare with envy at the people sitting in the exit row? Did you get a charley horse from trying to cross your legs under your tray table? Consider yourself lucky, pal. Your next budget flight might ask you to fly horseback style, squeezed onto a saddle in just 23 inches of space.
The possibility of Air France Flight 447 breaking up in midair is just plain scary
Air France Flight 447 may have broken apart in the air, new reports indicate.
A Brazilian newspaper cites unnamed investigators who say an examination of some of the retrieved bodies, which were found as far as 85 miles apart, indicates that the plane may have broken apart before it fell into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1. Continue reading… “Air France Flight 447”
The first flying automobile, equally at home in the sky and on the road, is scheduled to take to the air next month.
Emirates said the first permitted mobile phone call was made on a flight between Dubai and Casablanca.
The aircraft, an Airbus A340, is fitted with a system which stops mobiles from interfering with a plane’s electronics.
Emirates plans to extend the system to more aircraft and later this year add BlackBerry and other data services.