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The Evolution of Inflight Amenities

PRIMI MERIDIAN THE EVOLUTION OF INFLIGHT AMENITIES FOUATOR 1919 2014 PRIME MERIDIAN 1919 THE FIRST INFLIGHT MEAL - COLD 1921 BOXED LUNCHES FOR THREE SHILLINGS - IS OFFERED ON A FLIGHT FROM A short, silent film, Howdy Chicago, is the first LONDON TO PARIS. movie shown in the sky. The doomed Hindenburg airship features dining, smoking, and bar rooms, as well as a 1936 lounge featuring a lightweight aluminum piano. Airlines begin equipping planes with kitchens, enabling passengers to enjoy hot meals AIRCRAFTS ARE AIR-CONDITIONED. onboard. 1945 1961 The advent of flash-frozen food developed by freezer-aisle magnate Clarence Birdseye in the 1920s, coupled with the introduction of convection Airlines begin showing regularly scheduled films via new aircraft projection technology developed by U.S. movie house operator David Flexer. The first film using this technology shown was By Love ovens on planes, expands inflight meal possibilities. Possessed, starring Lana Turner. 1973 .1 SMOKING AND NONSMOKING SECTIONS ON PLANES ARE INTRODUCED. 1975 ATARI VIDEO GAMES ARE OFFERED ON SOME FLIGHTS. 000000000o0000000000000 1982 30,000 FT 4:17 HRS 2384 MILES Manufacturers begin making planes with vacuum toilets, improving safety and sanitation. The technology remains the standard today. MOVING MAPS ARE INTRODUCED, GIVING PASSENGERS REAL-TIME INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT LOCATION AND FLIGHT TIME. 1985 THE FIRST PERSONAL AUDIO PLAYERS ARRIVE. 1988 Airlines begin banning smoking entirely on flights. VIDEO SYSTEMS ARE INSTALLED IN SEATS, CREATING A MORE INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH TO INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT. 1989 1990e First noise-canceling headphones are made available to flyers. AIRLINES BEGIN STOWING DEFIBRILLATORS ON PLANES, IMPROVING SURVIVAL RATES FOR PASSENGERS IN CARDIAC ARREST. 1993 Fax machines arrive onboard. 1995 SEATS THAT TRANSFORM INTO FULLY FLAT BEDS ARE INTRODUCED TO PREMIUM CLASSES. DD 1996 OA-O-D-40 Flights feature the first live television, promoting the Atlanta Olympics. SOME SEATS ARE OUTFITTED WITH POWER OUTLETS. 1997 On-demand video becomes available, allowing passengers more options for inflight entertainment. 1999 Airlines begin offering inflight massage therapy to top-tier customers. 2001 The first inflight email transmission occurs on a flight from Montreal to Toronto. 2007 In-seat touchscreen units provide a growing range of personal entertainment and education options, including foreign language lessons, games, music, and video. •0.0.. 0......0 ..0 .... . SPA 2008 EMIRATES BECOMES THE FIRST COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TO PROVIDE INFLIGHT SHOWER SPAS FOR FIRST-CLASS PASSENGERS. THE FIRST COMMERCIAL AIRLINE TO ALLOW PASSENGERS TO TAKE MOBILE PHONE CALLS WHILE IN FLIGHT IS EMIRATES. THE FIRST CALL OCCURRED ON A FLIGHT BETWEEN DUBAI AND CASABLANCA. PLANES EQUIPPED WITH VACANT VACANT WI-FI ARE UNVEILED. 2010 Passengers can rent iPads. SOME AIRLINES INSTITUTE GENDER-SPECIFIC LAVATORIES 2012 Baggage delivery is offered, allowing time-strapped passengers the option of skipping the luggage carousel for a fee. 2013 EMIRATES KEEPS FLYERS CONNECTED WITH ICE, AN INFLIGHT TRIFECTA OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION, AND ENTERTAINMENT. 2014 EMIRATES STRENGTHENS ITS REPUTATION AS A CHILD-FRIENDLY AIRLINE WITH ITS YOUNG FLYERS PROGRAM, WHICH SERVED 2.3 MILLION CHILDREN IN ITS FIRST YEAR. CHILDREN ARE PROVIDED COMPLIMENTARY ACTIVITY BACKPACKS AND OFFERED KID-FRIENDLY MEAL OPTIONS. Emirates ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM . AIRLINE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATION AIRSHIPS.NET ASSOCIATED PRESS THE OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN FOOD AND DRINK OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION NEW YORK TIMES . CONTINENTAL AIRLINES. BBC GIZMOD0.COM. ROCKWELL COLLINS. NEW YORKER DELTA AIR LINES. CNET.COM . AIRLINETRENDS.COM. JAPANTODAY.COM. AMERICAN AIRLINES. UNITED AIRLINES

The Evolution of Inflight Amenities

shared by Andrea_Ford on Mar 10
A sponsored infographic created for Emirates airline to run on the Gawker Media blog network. I provided all research and text to create this visual post, which was designed by illustrator Kyle Miller.


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