airlinetrends.com in the press

Could a new carry-on luggage ‘valet’ service end the fight for overhead storage space on flights?

Raymond Kollau, founder of Amsterdam-based trends research agency airlinetrends.com, said: “This is another example of how airlines are looking for creative solutions to this issue, as no magic solution has been found yet. Read article

Lujo En Las Alturas

Como dice Raymond Kollau, fundador de Airlinetrends.com, “cada vez se trata menos de venderles un solo producto sino una experiencia completa.” Read article

Wine Fortunes Take Off For Labels Featured On Inflight Menus

"As interest in wine in China has been growing rapidly over the past year, this consumer trend also results in an increasing interest in sampling wines inflight, says Raymond Kollau, the founder of aviation website airlinetrends.com. Read article

Cocktails Go Sky High as Airline Spirits Options Take Off

"Virgin America, Norwegian and Air New Zealand allow passengers to order beverages via the inflight entertainment systems," says Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com. Read article

Rekindling The Golden Age Of Aviation

“Gulf carriers are already making the next leap investing in cabin interiors and seats,” says Raymond Kollau of Netherlands-based airlinetrends.com. Read article

Gulf Airlines’ Obsession With Sports Sponsorship

“For the new airline players who are making their mark on the global arena, the massive reach that sports still has makes it an ideal platform to build their brands,” says Kollau. Read article

Deals Hidden In Airline Boarding Passes

"I quite like the idea of thinking beyond the flight by offering all passengers boarding pass perks that let them make more of their stay in a city," airlinetrends.com's Kollau said. Read article

A Good Flight’s Sleep

According to Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com, low-cost carriers are also upgrading and adding sleep-friendly renovations to its cabins. Read article

Up In The Air: The Future Of Flying

Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com argues that “airlines are betting that the image of luxury they project for the front helps attract passengers to the rest of the plane.” Read article

Emirates Is the World’s Most Glamorous Airline

As Raymond Kollau from airlinetrends.com points out, “These customers will vote with their wallets every time new routes are added by these best-of-the-best carriers.” Read article

Better Than First Class, An Entire Suite In The Air

“In my opinion it is both a marketing stunt as well as a clever use of the real estate of the A380,” said Raymond Kollau, the founder of Airlinetrends.com Read article

Airlines Expand In-fight Entertainment For Kids

“These kind of events not only keep kids busy, but "create a cozy atmosphere," said Kollau, “so both parents and fellow passengers are happy.” Read article

Work Out While You Wait At The Airport

"Airports and airlines have placed amenities that improve passenger well-being high on their agenda,” said Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com. Read article

Airlines Woo Business Travelers With Swanky Airport Lounges

“Airlines have investing in their lounges as well in order to offer their most valuable passengers a premium end-to-end experience,” said Raymond Kollau, founder of airlinetrends.com. Read article

Never Be Bored Again: The Future of In-Flight Entertainment

"Traditional IFE systems were guarded and closed. But by opening them up to personal devices, the sky’s the limit," says Raymond Kollau, founder of Airlinetrends.com. Read article

The Future Of Air Travel

Raymond Kollau, founder of airlinetrends.com, thinks business class will just keep getting better. “It will become something in between business and first class,” he says. Read article

Premium Air Travel Arms Race Intensifies As Airlines Battle For Front-End Loyalty

“The airlines in the Gulf are really stepping up, and airlines in the US and Western Europe are investing lots in hardware – cabin interiors and seats,” explained Raymond Kollau, Founder of Airlinetrends.com. Read article

Airlines Expand In-Flight TV and Movies To Connected Travelers

“Major airlines are still making significant investments in fixed IFE systems and backseat screens on wide-body aircraft,” said Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com. Read article

Piling On The Luxury

"Airlines may have started to reach the limits to innovations with seats and cabin space," said Raymond Kollau, founder of airlinetrends.com. "So airlines are increasingly turning their attention to customer service to complement investments in hardware." Read article

Etihad Airways Adds A Three-Room Suite With Butler Service

"These suites are a step beyond the First Class Suites offered by the likes of Emirates and Singapore Airlines on their flagship A380s." said airlinetrends.com founder Raymond Kollau. Read article