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Did you know…Inflight wifi could be a $130B market by 2035?

ExpertFlyer Hot Topics — Where the Rubber Meets the Runway

In a report by Tnooz.com, the London School of Economics conducted a study that values the ancillary revenue contribution to airlines from Inflight Connectivity (IFC), as well as breaking down estimates of the types of ancillary opportunities in the IFC market and their relative contributions to airline revenue.inflight wifi LSE studyThe report explains that the study made a strong business case for the future of Inflight Connectivity (IFC), predicting a market worth $130 billion by 2035, and contributing $30 billion to airline revenue. LSE predicts a dramatic rise over the next seventeen years as the technology and its applications scale to meet market potential.

LSE expects an increase of 2,005% in airline IFC revenue per passenger from $0.23 in 2018 to $4.00 by 2035. Read the full story here.

Did you know…Plans are underway to develop battery powered planes?

ExpertFlyer Hot Topics — Where the Rubber Meets the Runway

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There was a time when consumers scoffed at the idea of electric-powered cars. Today, even experts like Total SA, one of the world’s largest oil producers, is predicting that EVs may constitute almost a third of new-car sales by the end of the next decade. So, why not a battery-powered airplane?

According to a Financial Times report, UK budget airline EasyJet has taken a step towards a future without jet fuel with plans to help develop a battery-powered plane. The group said on Wednesday that it had partnered with US aircraft designer Wright Electric to develop an electric aircraft for flights under two hours.

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Did you know…A recent court decision could lead to more space on planes?

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According to a recent report by AirFareWatchDog.com, the District of Columbia U.S. Court of Appeals ruled last month that the FAA must show actual data to back up its unsupported assertions about the safety of tightly packed airline seats. The decision comes in response to a petition from the nonprofit group Flyers Rights, which requested that the FAA issue minimum seat width and pitch rules for airlines in the U.S. This could turn out to be a win for consumers, but it isn’t yet.

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Did you know…Domestic airlines raked in $3.5 billion last year from checked-bag fees?

luggage shipping services

According to a recent CNBC report, airline baggage fees keep increasing, with domestic carriers earning $3.5 billion last year from checked-bag fees. In response, some travelers are turning to online luggage-shipping services such as Luggage FreeLuggage Forward and Sendmybag.com in search of cheaper prices and other perks.

In the past eight months, Sendmybag.com has already shipped around 200,000 bags according to CEO Adam Ewart.

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“Did you know…There’s a secret button on your plane seat that will give you more space?”

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Yep, and it’s not the recline button.  According to a post from Travel + Leisure, you can find this little gem on the underside of the outermost armrest of the aisle seat. “To find it, slide your hand under the armrest, close to the hinge and feel for the button. Press it and you are now free to move that armrest up so it’s flush with the back of your seat, giving you the freedom you deserve. A simple move with a big reward: no more armrest digging into your side and a little swing room for your legs.”

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