Global Trends 2020

First class upgrades to private jet

The global covid-19 lockdown has not meant the end of air travel for the super-rich; rather it has led to further premiumisation. There has been a boom in private jet inquiries as First Class on commercial airlines has become unavailable.

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51527042

Nasa develop a necklace that warns wearers not to touch their face

Post-Coronavirus, many people are consciously trying to touch their face less – but finding it hard to break an unconscious habit. NASA have developed a necklace that vibrates when wearers go to touch their face, nudging them away from the unhygienic behaviour

 

Source: https://eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/06/29/dont-touch-your-face-nasa-developed-necklace-remind-you/3277469001/

Airplanes consider how to accommodate passengers after COVID-19: empty seats, hygeine screens and reversing seats all options

Corona virus has meant that the interior of planes will need to be completely re-imagined when flights start to return to normality. The days of cramped rows in economy could be over, with some airlines suggesting flying with empty seats to separate passengers. Others are coming up with more inventive solutions, which range from introducing hygiene screens and include changing the seating formation.

Sources: https://www.yankodesign.com/2020/04/23/aviointeriors-proposes-plastic-barrier-to-allow-safe-flying/

https://simpleflying.com/economy-glass-hygiene-screens/