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The experience travellers have inside a flight cabin has drastically changed over the years. With current technology evolving at a rapid pace, many business and leisure passengers will be seeing more changes to entertainment, comfort and style in the next few years. Aussie travellers can check in with their favourite airline to see if any new developments are happening in the offerings provided for their tech-savvy clientele.
Carriers are taking different avenues to apply these changes. Some are investing in more comfortable seats and tastier in-flight meals for those in economy and first class seating. Others are improving in-flight entertainment to increase ticket sales, especially on longer flights during which antsy children and adults want access to a wealth of movies, games and internet to pass the time in the air.
In-flight entertainment caters to passengers' needs
If travellers are taking flights to Rome or flights to Tokyo, they may be seeing some interesting features added to the planes that help patrons stay occupied for the duration for the trip. According to the BBC, large expos that feature new gadgets and entertainment options are being presented to airline specialists that are figuring out ways to keep costs low and satisfy customers. For instance, some companies are making USB port accessibility the norm on flights, so passengers may plug in their smartphones or other hand-held devices to keep them charged for long periods of time. Other developers have taken this idea a step further and found ways to use codes that will wirelessly download moves and games to customers' personal gadgets for use during the trip.
For patrons who do not bring along their own devices, the Skycast Company recently unveiled their design for a portable in-flight entertainment centre. This device, called the TrayVu Slim, may soon be installed on Canadian airline WestJet and can fit on the seat tray or be detached so that passengers can play games and use the touch screen. Passengers can watch movies that are still in theatres, entertain children with kid-friendly programming or simply listen to music by attaching the state-of-the-art complimentary headphones.
Aussie travellers should keep an eye out on their upcoming domestic and international flights for the newest technology enhancements that may be featured, as it could change the way passengers fly in the future.
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