Episode 011: Interiors Explosion and Loyalty Erosion

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Greetings from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. And welcome to Episode 011 of the #PaxEx Podcast.

In this episode we discuss Gogo’s novel new global Ku-band connectivity service – dubbed 2Ku – for airlines (the full details of which were released today – one day after our recording).

We also look at the mega aircraft interiors boon occurring in the aviation industry as a result of bulging aircraft order books, and talk about why this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo is bigger and better than ever.

But can the interiors sector keep pace with demand, especially demand for customized seats and galleys? Aircraft leasing giant Steven Udvar-Hazy recently flagged up his own concerns. We discuss what’s happening, and what can be done.

Finally, Seth Miller has written a killer piece about loyalty cuts. We ask him why being loyal to ourselves – over airlines – might make sense for infrequent travelers.

2 Comments

  1. mark norris

    Noted your article on potential 11 wide interior for the A380.

    With the exterior profile of the nose of the A380, it surely cries out for a fully glazed observation deck above the cockpit. Imagine the view would definitely trump the current holder of this title viz. front seat top deck of a Routemaster bus travelling through a London street! With appropriate lighting, a nice view of the stars from above the clouds would be available on a night flight and daytime take-offs and landings would be a more engaging experience – more interesting than a small screen movie for many aviation engaged passengers willing to pay a premium I’ll wager.

    regards,

    Mark Norris