Topic of the Week: APEX Show Next Week

Next week is the annual Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference. All the big passenger experience providers from inflight entertainment vendors to seat manufacturers and caterers will be there and I’m planning on meeting with several. Does anyone have any particular pieces of the passenger experience that interest you? I’ll be happy to try to seek out certain vendors to get more info if I can.

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malbarda
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I have no specific recommendation but I am interested to learn more about the trend of economy/economy plus/business/first, and how it is going to evolve. It seems to me that we used to have three classes, then many opted for two and now we seem to be going back to three albeit in a new offering. Is it fair to say that there is more and more effort on a bigger divide between expensive/full-service and basic/bare with paid options? Is econ-plus going to evolve into the new biz class? Is biz the new first? Will the few that are still… Read more »
barry
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Talk to some of the internet providers. What is the future of connectivity? Will we every be able to stream video from the ground?

Jim
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Are the TSA or private screening companies going to be there? If so, picking their brains about the future of security regulations might be fun.

Nick Barnard
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Oh, I’m sure they’ll be talkative about future security regulations, the same way the NSA is talkative about their future surveillance systems.

fwprice
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No international flight should have a seat pitch less than 33″. I flew an AA 767 flight from London to Dallas on which I could not get reading material far enough from my face to focus my eyes! My seat tray would not come all the way down – there was no room.

Folks, we are not cattle!

Jim M
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Here here.

Nick Barnard
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Old Dad, may I recommend glasses or perhaps pay more than you’d pay you’d pay to move cattle?

T. Coronado
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If you hear anything about allowing people to make/receive phone calls in flight, let me know so I can smite them.

DesertGhost
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How close are we to inexpensive satellite based Wi-Fi?

Pilotaaron1
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For me, I’m curious about how seat manufacturers are going to increase personal space in the world of shrinking seat pitch in coach. Or if they have found new ways to make the flight more bearable for those of us taller travelers.

Mike Primo
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What are the manufacturers (Panasonic Avionics, etc )of In-Flight-Entertainment-IFE equipment doing with respect to incorporating user-selectable closed captions into their products? Will such caption support ever become a standard feature and not an optional equipment upgrade? Will the various international players in the IFE industry (airlines, IFE equipment providers, content creators and distributors) move forward on their own in providing user-selected closed captions of feature films as a standard feature of the inflight entertainment? Or does government need to intervene to compel compliance as in the recently proposed Air Carrier Access Amendments Act S.556? FYI, on certain aircraft and routes,… Read more »
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