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Qatar Airways flies high in the technology sky
Qatar Airways is launching a new fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft that are specially designed for optimal luxury, social interaction and networking in-flight. The chairs point to each other around wood tables, each seat has a touch screen, and all cabins are equipped to connect to personal devices. The flight also features an automatically shifting light sensor that works to adjust travelers’ biological clocks to the new time zone.
Why it matters
Qatar is innovating around its passenger needs. They are likely going to work on the plane, so the flight should help connect them. They may be headed for a meeting, so the flight tries to reduce jetlag. They solve problems with features, building loyalty in a commoditised market. How can other companies incorporate these small touches into their finished product that help consumers feel like the brand ‘thought of everything?’ How can even small-scale innovations, like packaged goods, start to solve broader complaints with overarching features when redesigning?
A Portuguese digital photo album company created a campaign based on Angela Merkel's visit to Portugal in November. The campaign consisted of producing a gift basket with the country's best products, a photo album and a letter inviting the Chancellor to return. The idea was to publicise Portugal as “ The Best Destination” and the aim was to create the largest photo album in the world filled with contributions of the Portuguese people showing what they love about their country.
An online holiday auction were consumers can bid on vacations, trips and concert tickets rather than paying a set price.