Reply To: The 00s decade – not all bad?

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Greetings fellow forum readers. Given how much of our travelling experience is pretty depressing these days (a trend fully reflected in the posts to the various BT forums, most of which catalogue things that have gone wrong) I would like to start a new thread on what went right in the last 10 years.

I flew some 2 million km on scheduled airlines in the 00s, and the general flying experience at the end of it – while far from perfect – was in many ways much better than flying in 1999. So let us briefly forget broken seats and obnoxious fellow passengers (which incidentally were always with us and always will be), and remember, in no particular order:

online check-in

flat beds in business class


airline alliances and smoother connections

vastly better airports in much of Central and Eastern Europe

better flight information

hugely improved airline lounges

I invite others to add their own favourite innovations!

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