Flights - Creature Comforts and the Super Jumbo

By: chris rowlands

As a consumer society we are all used to, and have come to expect, our creature comforts. You will therefore be little surprised to hear that on top of the in flight movies many airlines are already offering, some plan to introduce satellite television.

This would primarily be introduced on domestic flights by certain airlines with the added advantage of being able to send and receive emails through the system as well.

With the introduction of the super jumbos such as the Airbus A380 and the newly launched Boeing 787 dreamliner (a wide bodied take on the super size plane) we can now expect a higher standard of service.

The Airbus A380 allows airlines to make the most of the massive amount of space it has to offer. One airline has added "armchair" style enclosed seating in its business class section and spacious private cabins with the option to have a bed, in which to spend the flight should it be an overnight trip.

Personal 23" screens are offered for the enjoyment of the passengers and even the economy passengers have much more room and a higher level of comfort than they would usually expect on any flight.

Of course with this extra level of comfort comes a higher price and you may find it more difficult to search out the cheap flights we have come to expect as a "price comparing" nation.

Along with the introduction of these super jumbos has simultaneously come the demand for cheaper long haul flights. There are now also several new contenders for the budget long haul market which has seen prices for transatlantic flights drop massively.

The question is; do you pay a substantial amount more to ensure you receive your creature comforts or can you do without them for the length of a 7-8 hour flight to America?

There will always be those who would never consider dropping below business class on any flight they take; where as, some of us are just happy getting to a destination as quickly and as cheaply as possible. The choice really is yours......

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