New Airbus Cabins Could Make Flying Fun Again
Once upon a time, flying was glamorous. It was fun and exciting to be in a plane, and didn'tmake you feel like a sardine squished into a flying tin can. Airbus hopes to bring back some elegance to your time in the air with a new cabin design it's calling Airspace.
According to DigitalTrends, the new cabin design isn't a concept. It will be going into production starting with the new A330neo jet. This should be flying the skies sometime in 2017 so you don't have too long to wait for your improved in-flight experience.
The cabin features wider coach seats, larger overhead storage, and bigger bathrooms with antibacterial surfaces. There is also unobstructed space under the seats and LED ambient lighting throughout the cabin. Beveled areas on the sidewalls and windows help give the illusion of extra space making the cabin feel more open. The lighting not only looks nice but helps reduce jet lag by cycling through color temperatures. This adjusts the body's sleep-wake cycle to make long-haul travel easier. Even the crew benefits from the new cabin with better padding and mattress materials in the rest area along with improved lighting and heating. The cabin is also one of the quietest available so you might finally be able to relax and get some rest when you fly. RELATED: Watch Five Huge Airbus A350s Perform Stunt Formations