Home

Airplane Makers Thinking Ahead With In-flight Yoga And Bigger Seats

By DeAnna Taylor

Share

It’s 2019 and airplane makers are constantly researching how to make planes more comfortable in the years to come.

Airlines, such as Qantas, are busy planning and testing routes that may possibly have passengers confined to a plane for up to 22 hours. With these long-hauls coming, passengers can’t help but wonder how plane engineers will keep them comfortable for these long distances.

Companies like Boeing and Airbus have been in the lab thinking of some pretty cool things. Of course, the most important change will be adding larger seats back onto planes. Over the years, seats and legroom have decreased in size to accommodate more passengers. However, it seems that companies are looking to move away from that in the future.

Currently, the average seat measures about 17 inches across. Research from the London Sleep Centre shows that increasing the seat width to 18 inches, improves passenger sleep quality by 53 percent. So airlines are looking at ways to do so.

Related: WOW Air Is Why You Shouldn’t Book Flights With Cash

Smaller changes like adding more hydrating foods and foods low in salt to airplane menus are being tested too. It’s a known fact that flying can dehydrate the body due to the thin, dry air. Airlines want to fix that with little food swaps like using mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes and adding foods with high water content like cucumbers, celery, and strawberries.


The most over the top plans involve what airlines can do with unused space in planes’ cargo compartments.

On the Airbus A330 aircraft, the unused space is about 111 square feet, or around the size of a New York living room. The company has all sorts of remodeling ideas. They have toyed with the idea of adding playrooms, yoga or cycling spaces, and even tricked out lounges.

With changes like these, flying long distances will be a lot easier. Can you imagine going through a series of sun salutations on a plane? It sounds really dope. Welcome to the future!

Share
Travel Noire

DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Meet The Group That’s Coordinating ‘Birthright Trips’ To Africa

Meet The Group That’s Coordinating ‘Birthright Trips’ To Africa

This year’s 400th year anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in America has sparked an interest in ancestral tourism with people from the United States, Caribbean, and Europe seeking to explore their West African roots. Tourism in Ghana has nearly doubled this year alone after the country’s President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the “Year of […]

Parker Diakite

Nipsey’s Around The World: This St. Louis Woman Feeds 100 Kids In Her Neighborhood Everyday

Nipsey’s Around The World: This St. Louis Woman Feeds 100 Kids In Her Neighborhood Everyday

There are still great people in this world. St. Louis resident, Champale Anderson is living proof of this. As a mother of 6, she understands that it can be hard for families to feed children as they grow. Therefore, she began purchasing food and snacks, from her own money, to prepare 100 bag lunches daily […]

DeAnna Taylor

Unruly Passengers Are On The Rise & Here’s How They Get Away With It

Unruly Passengers Are On The Rise & Here’s How They Get Away With It

The number of disruptive passengers is increasing in the friendly skies, according to a report from the International Air Transport Association. The numbers, which were released back in 2017,  revealed that there is at least one unruly passenger for every 1,053 flights compared to the incident rate of one incident every 1,424 flights. IATA categorizes […]

Parker Diakite