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Brief Published: 22 Jun 2012

Skyscanner Reveals Ultimate Aircraft


A survey by Europe's leading travel search site Skyscanner has revealed the dream aircraft of 1,000 consumers.

The most requested feature (20%) was capsule-style bedrooms, while 26% of respondents wanted facilities to reduce noise and annoyance caused by flying families – such as sound-proof sections for children and anti-kick seats installed. Massaging chairs and free use of iPads were also popular requests, as was the introduction of in-flight cinemas and cocktail bars.

Airlines are under pressure to make their aircrafts as comfortable as possible – particularly as the increase in popularity of long-haul destinations means longer journeys, and modern technology means planes no longer have to break midway through the journey. See our report on Spaces That Trick the Body for insight into how the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, launched in 2011, is innovatively using space.