Travel & Tourism (148)
A flight that goes all the way
A private American airline company is offering passengers a special packaged flight that could get them in the Mile High Club. Flamingo Air has launched the ‘Flight of Fancy’ taking couples on an hour flight which includes a double bed, a bottle of champagne, and “one very discreet pilot”.
Why it matters
Some would say that joining the Mile High Club loses all of its fun and appeal if it’s condoned. Despite this, this airline is catering to a curious audience that may well consider taking up the offer and eventually increase sales. Are there other categories where businesses should indulge their potential customers – no matter how naughty the need?
In order to solve the problem of lost luggage at airports, a Portuguese University joined the Portuguese Airport Authority to develop a tamper-proof device to trace luggage. Safe Luggage is a ‘smart suitcase’ with embedded GPS, that allows the airport and luggage owner to know its location at anytime with a simple mobile app. The new type of suitcase integrates identification, sensor and communication technologies, providing its control and monitoring.
Air France offers their first class travellers the opportunity to attend an art exhibition during their flight. A room in the aircraft has been given over to use as an art space, and in January 2010, the in-flight exhibition was ‘First Colour’ by the photographer Inge Morath, in association with the Magnum Gallery.