prebennorholm wrote:25 years from now … well:
Boeing launches 737 MAX-11, one inch bigger wheels, two inches wider emergency exits, five feet longer fuselage, 260 pax at 25" seat pitch.
Airbus demonstrates at Paris Air Show new "advanced technology" lavatory and galley to add one more seat row in A320.
Super lightweight, ultra-foldable carbon fiber chairs to be used at security queues on sale at tax free for €999.99. Fits, when folded, in a phone pocket in you carry-on bag.
Hi Fly has become the largest airliner operator in Europe. They are testing flat screen displays covering the vertical tail to show which airline they operate for today.
Few "airlines" still operate planes. Most operate a web site only, and when they know the number of tickets sold for a departure, then they order an appropriately sized plane from an ACMI provider to operate the flight.
Seat allocation only at the gate. Either with own app max 2 hr. before departure (€50), or automatically when boarding.
3rd runway at LHR was recently postponed another five years until 2048.
BER has opened. An Australian company named "Airport Consult Inc" has been ordered to investigate temporary changes needed to bring BER traffic flow up to specs. Especially baggage handling breaks down all the time. It is from last century, and spares are not available any longer. It cannot be exchanged with a new system until 2050 when the new terminal is opened.
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