Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Simple Thought

It's been a while since I traveled with an airline of any good reputation, due to student finances, but I'm pretty sure that this is something that could be done. I think most airlines have in-flight magazines, which they use to plug a few things and I'm sure earn money from advertising, my issue is that these are printed on paper.

I've been on a few planes that have interactive screens in the headrest in front of you and remotes in the armrest. These are normally used for watching films on, or playing games but I'm sure that you could read things from them as well. Therefore, why can't airlines publish their magazines in a format that can be shown on the screen and selected with the remote or by touching the screen.

It seems like something that would be seamless and easy to use, not to mention that it means wasting less paper and allowing for links to other parts of the system. For example, if a film review was written in the magazine, you could have a link to the featured film, that is, if the airline was showing the film. I'm sure this would not only benefit the quality of the service but it would also be doing something to help out our nice planet, even if they refuse to do much else.


]-[appy Thought said...

Interesting thought, but I think concentrating on one of those screen to read from, especially during any kind of turbulence, is going to cain your eyes in. I think when it comes to reading I'll have the thing in my hand, unless its massive, like on the 20" monitors I insist on having as a writer. heh ;)

Luke and Wilf said...

Yeah, that was my one concern with the idea, but I think you can never please everyone when it comes to a service like an airline.

Lets just hope that we all get 20" monitors in our seats.


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