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Re: Please Don't Squeeze the Passengers: Airbus

Travel Luver ·
If this standard were adopted, it might be the single greatest improvement in quality of travel in economy class. 17 inches is alright if no one is beside you, a rarity today. On an Transocean flight, it make sleeping very difficult indeed. I'm glad to see Airbus take this proconsumer stand.
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Re: Please Don't Squeeze the Passengers: Airbus

Mac ·
Airbus has taken a major step in passenger comfort with the introduction of the new Airbus 380, their new double-deck airliner. Just as a large cruise ship will sail choppy seas in much greater comfort due to its size and sophistication, the new 380 is so much more smooth, quiet and comfortable up in the skies. Sure seat sizes and configuration will vary between operators but certainly the overall 'environment experience' is so much nicer
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Re: Please Don't Squeeze the Passengers: Airbus

PHeymont ·
Interesting point, Mac. Large planes with bright decor somehow seem to me roomier, even if the seat is the same size. I think there's a balance between physical comfort and "feel" that airlines may not always recognize. On the other hand, I've been on 777s that had so little division of space that my mental image was sitting in a huge concert hall...and felt a bit uncomfortable from that!
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Re: Please Don't Squeeze the Passengers: Airbus

DrFumblefinger ·
I've never flown an A380, Mac. They still haven't caught on in North America, where Boeing clearly dominates the market. One thing that I've wonder about is with all those people to board (somewhere over 500), is the process of getting on and off the plane very slow or have they figured out how to make this move along with reasonable efficiency?
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Re: Please Don't Squeeze the Passengers: Airbus

Mac ·
It seems as if the terminals that they use have many more access ramps (fingers) to spread the loading and unloading, plus, of course, the terminal also needs to have sufficient immigration desks and baggage facilities. So far our experiences have been good but I can imagine just how it could foul up!
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Re: Boeing's 'Cuddle Seat' tackles the economy snooze

DrFumblefinger ·
Not sure how comfortable it would be, but I'd be willing to give it a try. Might especially be good for people who usually sleep on their stomach.
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Re: Boeing's 'Cuddle Seat' tackles the economy snooze

Travel Rob ·
I can think up a few problems but maybe the've factored for those. it looks like,instead of getting your knees hit by a reclining seat, it could be your face. And I could imagine getting all twisted up in the straps by the time I wake up.
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Re: Boeing's 'Cuddle Seat' tackles the economy snooze

PHeymont ·
It looks to me as if any impact by the seat in front would be on the edge of your face pillow rather than your face. And since the straps go one over each shoulder, you'd have to perform an amazing contortion to turn yourself over and twist the straps. I've got a different concern: could I really sleep facing forward and down? Where do my arms go?
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Re: Boeing's 'Cuddle Seat' tackles the economy snooze

GarryRF ·
I just love an air travel video that presumes passengers in economy have so much leg room. Maybe - with that much leg room - reclining the backs of our current seats wouldn't be such a disaster. Resting your head on the guy sitting behind you !
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Please Don't Squeeze the Passengers: Airbus

PHeymont ·
Airbus, the big European planebuilder has urged airlines to go with 18"-wide seats, up from the standard 17" in use now. Their studies indicate that the extra width makes a BIG difference in passengers' ability to sleep on long flights (which are...
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Boeing's 'Cuddle Seat' tackles the economy snooze

PHeymont ·
A new Boeing patent promises a better sleep situation for economy passengers.   For those who can't afford the lie-flat seats in business or first, sleep is often an issue. It's not easy finding a position in which you can lean or curl or contort...
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Best free hotel breakfast? Survey says Embassy Suites

PHeymont ·
USA Today's testers liked the free breakfast best at three Hilton brands, but had good words for some of the others.
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Alice Austen House: Worth a trip to Staten Island

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a trip to Staten Island to explore the life of early 20th century photographer Alice Austen
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Hilton enters the 'midscale' hotel market

PHeymont ·
Hilton launches Tru to compete with Comfort Inn and others in the $75-90 a night 'midscale' market.
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Re: Best free hotel breakfast? Survey says Embassy Suites

GarryRF ·
Hawthorn Suites on Westwood Blvd. Orlando do a great breakfast ! Pity they don't do WiFi too.
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Re: Best free hotel breakfast? Survey says Embassy Suites

DrFumblefinger ·
Breakfasts have improved at American hotels, but are nowhere near the quality of what most European hotels have to offer. There it's worth looking at tripadvisor reviews to see who comments on the quality of breakfast.
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Re: Best free hotel breakfast? Survey says Embassy Suites

GarryRF ·
There are a few breakfast items that most Europeans aren't keen on. Waffles - Muffins - Cinnamon Bread - Maple Syrup - Grape Jelly - Margarine - Turkey Bacon - Pretzels - Granola and Tea made with water that's not at the boil. Stuff we don't buy at home. Stuff we don't see in the food stores.
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Re: Alice Austen House: Worth a trip to Staten Island

PortMoresby ·
Though I have a particular interest in photography, especially women photographers & their work, I'd never heard of Alice Austen. My eyes tell me men & women often have differing sensibilities that show in the work, not better, just different, & since historically there have been fewer women one must sometimes look harder to find them. So big thanks for this one, Jonathan. https://aliceausten.org/collection/
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Surprise! Chocolate sales drop in lockdown

PHeymont ·
Despite its status as a classic comfort food, chocolate has not fared well during the world's lockdowns.
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Re: Surprise! Chocolate sales drop in lockdown

PortMoresby ·
At the beginning of the lockdown here in California, instead of booze as I'm not much of a drinker, I put in an order for delivery of some nice cannabis-infused dark chocolate which I've enjoyed from time to time. Maybe the Swiss chocolatiers are missing an essential ingredient aimed at the times we're in.
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