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Stretch your legs??

Ah, the good old days. It seems like it was only fifty years ago when you could look forward to a transcontinental flight, ample seating, world-class food and, for the most part, everyone could be part of it. But, my, how things have changed drastically since then. Over the last 50 years or so however, airline interiors have evolved significantly, driven by advancements in technology, changing passenger expectations, and efforts to optimize space and fuel efficiency, or so we’ve been told. But, it doesn’t always feel that way, does it? Remember when you could actually stretch your legs? Watch below to see what’s changed.

To be fair, features like High-speed Wi-Fi is increasingly available on many flights, allowing for real-time communication, streaming, and work capabilities. USB ports and power outlets have become standard in all classes. Also, Advanced HEPA filtration systems that remove bacteria and viruses, enhanced cleaning protocols, especially post-COVID-19, and touchless technology for lavatories and cabin controls to improve hygiene.

But, they usually come with a price, and as ever, prices are going up. These changes reflect a broader trend towards enhancing passenger experience, increasing operational efficiency, and incorporating new technologies to meet evolving demands. Sometimes it feels like never the twain shall meet.

Humour: It was mealtime on an airplane, and the flight attendant asked a passenger if he would like some dinner. “What are my choices?” the passenger asked. “Yes or no,” she replied.

You might be surprised at how reasonable a luxury flight such as this on Emirates costs. Click here to find out.

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