airlinetrends.com in the press

A short history of the much-maligned jet bridge

“Like the security checkpoint, the walk down the jet bridge is a part of the airport experience you want to get through as fast as possible,” said Raymond Kollau, founder of airlinetrends.com. Read article

Tech-Enabled Flight Attendants Upgrade Customer Service

“About two dozen airlines around the world have have equipped cabin crew with smartphones, tablets and phablets,” says Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com. Read article

Star Wars takes flight with Emirates airline

“Being able to watch a recent Hollywood movie on long-haul flights is still very high on passengers’ wish lists,” says Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com. Read article

Airport Amenities To Make Gate-Huggers Happy

“These are examples of how creative departure gate amenities “can become a part of the travel experience in its own right,” said Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com. Read article

The airport spiking food with ‘happy hormones’

"Promoting nutrition for travelers makes sense and can take-off across the industry," says Raymond Kollau, founder of airlinetrends.com. Read article

Flying, The Turkish Way

According to airlinetrends.com’s Raymond Kollau, the airline's 'Widen Your World' slogan was "the second phase of its brand build-up which is about becoming more of a lifestyle brand." Read article

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

Now Boarding: Delta Experiments With Pre-Loading Carry-ons

Raymond Kollau of airlinetrends.com said some passengers may be hesitant to hand over their hand luggage "because it contains valuable belongings which they may not want to leave unattended." Read article

4 ways the aviation industry hopes to distract you from cabin crush

What products did suppliers unveil Aircraft Interiors Expo held in Hamburg, Germany to help us forget about our crushed knees? Here's a look at enhancements you might be seeing on a future flight. 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