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Future Airline Models & Impact on Pax Experience
Enjoy reading your reviews. It’s also very interesting to read your analysis of deep trends and week signals in the travel industry.
As such I would be very interested in your comments on this video, and what you think it means for future passenger experience:
E.g. One of the main conclusions is that we are going towards more and more long & skinny routes, which takes away from demand of the long & fat ones.
– With smaller planes, what will this mean for long haul first class?
– Assuming a reduction in the amount of first class products, in number and seat space, how will this drive the future of business class?
– Assuming an increase in operations out of non-hub airports, what can we expect as passengers in terms of consistency in the ground experience?
Looking forward to seeing what you think.
Well, you saw what happened when the 737NG allowed for transcons on secondary routes (like IAD-SMF) and use on major routes (like BOS-LAX) with more frequency but domestic F seats as opposed to the internationally-configured 767s it probably means even less First class except on trunk routes where there is actual demand (like JFK-LHR)