As airlines continually look for new innovations to attract customers, the race is on to find the next improvement following the success of flat beds.
Showers, double beds and bars are among the special features that are already available with certain carriers as airlines look for new ways to make the flying experience more enjoyable. Emirates has introduced showers in certain first class cabins on the upper deck of its A380s. Virgin Atlantic is among the airlines that have introduced in-flight communal bars - or for those that would prefer to stay in their seats Emirates and Etihad provide personal mini bars. Singapore Airlines has introduced double beds on some flights in various first class seats and Air New Zealand has taken it one step further introducing an economy class option called the "Skycouch". Its design allows rows of three economy class seats to be converted to a large flat space suitable for families or couples wanting to stretch out next to eachother. And Qantas has just introduced its 'next generation' check in system which uses chip technology to reduce check in times to mere seconds. Have a great trip.