We've reached a long way from peanuts and magazines for air flight entertainment.
Singapore Airlines introduced its newest in-flight upgrade this week: Dual beds in aerial luxury suites offered by the airline. The business spent $850 million in aircraft interior updates that produce the inside of the plane look like an upscale hotel, CNN reported. The change is the latest effort from a significant airline.
Today, when many folks board an airline flight, they anticipate access to some shared picture and maybe reliable Wifi -- but what about a blood pressure checkup, or even a live theatre performances. Airlines are trying to turn dead time into even medical assessments and life-affirming. They are expanding school-age choices to interactive entertainment and amenities from movies.
Virgin Atlantic hosted an Arabian humor festival in September featuring Broad City comedian Abbi Jacobson and, in September, Icelandair made an 11-hour immersive theater production on a trip between London and New York. "Our program aims to change wasted time when traveling in time well-traveled," Icelandair CEO Birkir Hólm Guðnason, told NBC News. "We are very happy to pioneer a new type of entertainment."
To the delight of several travelers -- as well as the horror of others -- Southwest Airlines has showcased live concerts for the previous six years on select flights. While some have called this"in-flight attack,"
Brett Snyder, the founder of airline blog The Cranky Flier, called it "a PR gimmick." He recommends. "Most of what it is centered around individual entertainment and giving individuals the ability to choose, and therefore you don't need to bother everybody with a concert not everybody is going to like," he said, adding that personalized content via partnerships like Amazon is getting more prevalent.
Shortly, you might have a fitness center at 35,000 ft. Silicon Valley company Transpose and biking company Peloton and Reebok have joined together, to make a mock airplane to envision what exercise could be featuring weight lifting gear, yoga mats and bikes. Similar technology was designed on personal jets for athletes. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner boasts biometric monitoring and lie-flat seats, while the SportJet permits for fitness tests.
That technology may be reaching non-athlete travelers shortly as a German airline is currently working on offering such modules, and imagines an adventure where flight attendants trained as yoga teachers or fitness specialists lead passengers in onboard workouts.
Must proceed with caution. The average traveler loses up to 2 liters of water each 10-hour flight due to dehydration. But, light exercise has been shown to prevent deep vein thrombosis, a deadly condition where blood clots form in the veins, frequently of legs and can cause pulmonary embolism. Experts indicate knee lifts and walking every 15 to 30 minutes to lessen dangers.
Appointments to enhance body and mind
In-flight Wi-Fi has been utilized to facilitate mobile doctor's appointments on board previously, but no airlines are offering a delegated medical service for passengers. On certain flights, Lufthansa offers a wise mask that tracks travelers' brain waves to wake them up in the times to prevent jet lag because they travel between time zones. Virgin Atlantic has mood lighting and aromatherapy on board flights to facilitate comfy sleep for passengers.