Poppi Airline

Despite the best efforts of forward-thinking carriers like Virgin and Emirates, air travel remains a hellish experience for most. Poppi is a concept airline created by Teague, an air travel design firm that's worked with Boeing since the mid 1940s, that would make a number of changes to benefit both the flyer and the airline alike. Gone are the space-hogging, time-wasting overhead bins, replaced by thin compartments for things like laptop bags and jackets that can speed up boarding times by over 70 percent while your checked baggage is stamped with an RFID tag to help you keep track of it. Middle seats would become sponsored affairs, with special gifts and perks awaiting those who book them, and the elbow-killing beverage carts are replaced by vending machines placed strategically throughout the cabin. For movie buffs, there's "cinema class" with a huge screen and blacked-out lights for a more enjoyable experience, and you could buy or sell your tickets, or even just swap seats, all from a user-friendly app. It's just an idea, for now, but with any luck you'll see some of these ideas in use by real-life airlines sooner rather than later.

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