Economy class is rarely described as comfortable, and the shrinking size of airplane seats is something travelers have mostly come to accept. Mostly. See also: Know Before You Go: All the Airline Fees by Carrier But some airlines are worse than others, so Airfarewatchdog polled U.S. Show More Summary
“Oh, goodie! I get to sit in coach for X amount of hours! I can’t wait to stretch out and relax,” said no one ever before flying, because in economy class, luxurious leg room and a sweet ratio of cushion to rump comfort is not what you’re paying for. That being said, some airlines are better at pleasing our behinds … [More]
Bloomberg's Consumer Comfort gauge dropped to 4-month lows this week with across the board collapses in personal finance confidence, buying climate, and the state of the economy (78% not-so-good). However, it is under-the-surface data that exposes the sad reality of this so-called 'recovery'. Show More Summary
Not all of us can or are willing to pay to sit in the more roomy seats at the front of the plane. But that doesn't mean you have to be uncomfortable when you fly. Some airlines have at least decent economy (coach class) options. Read more...
Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 at JFK – Photo: David Parker Brown | AirlineReporter Delta Air Lines recently upgraded their Economy Comfort cabin for trancontiental flights from New York to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. I recently had a trip from JFK to SEA and decided to give the upgrade a shot. The [...]Show More Summary
We come across some downright awesome airline amenity kits in our travels, and the surprises of each zippered pouch can often make or break comfort on a premium flight. With this in mind, here's to our new series: Inside the AmenityShow More Summary
We need to congratulate Germany on its World Cup win. It was a victory for organisation and science, but unfortunately the Germany economy is slowing fast — and too fast for comfort when we look at Eurozone GDP.
I have a guest post this morning from Saxo Bank chief economist Steen Jakobsen regarding the slowing German economy. Steen says the German economy is decelerating too quick for comfort and faces a triple whammy from Asian rebalancing,...Show More Summary
Last month, Airbus filed a patent for a new kind of airline seat, called a “seating device comprising a forward-foldable backrest.” This is a revolutionary idea that will enable them to pack more people onto a flight by eliminating that silly cushioned seat that can double as a flotation device and replace it with a foldable bicycle seat. Show More Summary
While luxury airlines unveil multi-room apartments in the sky, the future of economy seating for the rest of us is looking smaller and even less comfortable. In a recent patent filing, plane manufacturer Airbus included diagrams forShow More Summary
PMQs taught us a number of things about Labour and the Conservatives. The first is that while Labour has a bumper economy week underway, it does not feel sufficiently confident… Continue reading The post Labour wants to stay in its NHS comfort zone and ignore immigration and the economy appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
``The danger is that the economic recovery will ultimately fail to validate artificially high asset prices, leading to significant financial instability and adverse "spillback" for the economy. The more comfortable the authorities are...Show More Summary
There is overwhelming evidence that saving energy lowers electric bills while increasing comfort, supporting a growing workforce, and reducing carbon pollution. That’s why the EPA and others are betting energy efficiency will play a major role in meeting the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards. read more
Share communities, in which people around the world offer for rent things they own, are becoming a bona fide economic phenomenon. Today's established comfort level with conducting online transactions has opened the door for sharing personal property via the Internet that may have seemed unfathomable even a few short years ago. Show More Summary
My morning train reading: (Continues here) • Bond Yields Lowest Since Napoleon Are No Comfort to Europe Amid Deflation Fight (Bloomberg) see also These are the tools at the ECB’s disposal to fix the eurozone economy (MoneyBeat) • Incentives Matter (Reformed Broker) • U.S. Job Creation Index Hits New High (Gallup) see also Data Readings Converge to Show...Read More
Delta is throwing down the frozen yogurt gauntlet and upgrading amenities in Economy Comfort on its JFK-LAX, JFK-SFO, and JFK-SEA routes beginning today. In addition to the free booze, and extra legroom, Delta now offers: - Pillow &Show More Summary
My Comfort Class seat on my Turkish Airlines Boeing 777-300ER out of LAX Introduction When I first saw I was booked in Comfort Class on Turkish Airlines, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew it was a premium economy product, but that could mean anything from a few inches of extra leg room [...]
Forget about a slow-growth economy or even a no-growth economy. Five years after the end of the Great Recession, America’s gross domestic product shrank in the first quarter of 2014.
A new global survey says while many people see their economies recovering, few are optimistic about their own financial futures