A Look At The Current Air Travel Trends And What Is Making Us Excited

Mere decades ago, air travel was still considered a rarefied mode of transport, within reach only for an elite sector of travelers. Today, it's much, much more accessible. From new technology to new fleets, changes are taking hold in the air travel industry and we're all about it. Here, in no particular order, are some of the top trends in air travel that have us excited to keep flying—and seeing more of the world.

    A Look At The Current Air Travel Trends And What Is Making Us Excited

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      Economy class perks are back

      Improvements to the coach cabin, like new seats and complimentary amenities, could make 2019 the year where economy class actually gets better for the first time in decades.

      Travelers with disabilities are getting their own spaces

      Airports everywhere are making strides to be more inclusive to fliers with autism or other developmental disabilities. Sensory rooms, or spaces to soothe travelers with autism, have popped up at several airports—most recently in Pittsburgh.

      One new aircraft could change international travel

      Airbus's latest sensation, the A321XLR aircraft, might just be poised to change how international travelers fly. The single-aisle jet is opening up new routes and flight frequencies, and it's forcing airlines to rethink the in-flight experience.