In the low cost world, nothing comes free except sometimes the airline ticket. There are very few airlines opting for pricey tickets in lieu of great in-flight services for passengers. Here are 5 innovative in-flight services to be tested on your next trip.
Stretching ramp from SAS
This Scandinavian airline sure is nice. It has installed a number of stretching ramps for their passengers to use on long-haul flight. There’s nothing worse than a cramped leg over the Atlantic! SAS also plans to add small mirrors on the backs of seats so that ladies can retouch their make-up before landing without tying up the toilets.
Pleasure for the senses on All Nippon Airways
Zen culture is taken to new limits on this Japanese airline. The fresh scent of lavender is diffused in the air on some long-haul flights, for ultimate relaxation. Cabin lighting effects also let passengers unwind for a more comfortable trip. Also, the airline recently introduced separated male/female toilets.
Why don’t more airlines offer this service free of charge? Simply because so many travellers have the need to connect during the flight, it would be a loss not to make profit from it. Some airlines do offer free in-flight wi-fi thanks to sponsorship from Google (Delta, AirTran and Virgin). We’re still waiting though in Europe.
Happy mothers on Air Asia
The low cost Malaysian airline isn’t always happy to be the centre of attention, it needs to keep innovating its services to keep its trendy status. And so introducing the “Happy Mom Service,” available for a few dollars more, families with infants can take advantage of priority boarding and special in-flight treatment for their babies.
Horizon Airlines’ cocktails
What better way to start your holidays than with a mixed cocktail on the plane? Sipping something tropical, flying is a breeze on Horizon. The U.S. airline offers a “homemade” Mai Tai Hawaii cocktail to every passenger upon boarding.
What kind of services do you think airlines will introduce in the future?