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Great idea Cedric!

*New Aircraft – Airbus & Boeing a-like for quieter, smoother due to improved technology on board flights.

*Premium Economy – now pushing forwards as a major focus of many Airlines. Some exciting efforts been, & are being made for P E!

*Fare levels – span the globe in all classes that were £ for £, much less attainable Eg -During these last 10 years.(Y returns UK to OZ were £1,200 in 1992, now they run from £500!
Means the globe is more reachable for more people, Air travel for everyone, with one model or another.

* Such n explosion of variations in cabin design, seat design, rather than the 90’s 2/3 seater big chairs! The Staggered seats in various forms, enabling greater privacy, space, quiet. A real breakthrough time of ideas.

*FF programs, so expanded- not just for Flights, cars & hotels. A broader way of attaining loyalty through a wider span of services, but miles earning, for a travel treat!

* The Low Cost Airlines have enabled travel for the average person, in some significant continents. EG India, Asia, Australia, & course throughout the EU.
STN is a blaze of very happy people nurturing their long distance relationships, & friendships spanning across Europe these days. These are made possible by low cost models bringing them together at a reasonable cost.
Take a look at the inter-European partners arriving at STN at weekends, & many friends being brought together, that would not have been before. It has made us truly cross cultural people.

*Short breaks to Europe are now possible as a regular financially viable travel for many. A short break to Europe is an expectation every few months for many…

Iris technology for quicker border control entry/exit- Schipol’s Privium being best.

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