Travel News: Dec. 8-12 (Fully Lie-Flat Airplane Seats, Nutty Flyer, New In-Flight Beer Options, Experience 1970s Air Travel, and more)

This week’s round-up brings the latest airline news covering everything from reclining in style, how macadamias went nuts, to new in-flight beer options, a baby’s first flight, 1970s air travel, and more. Enjoy!

Recline and Dine on American Airlines

What could be better than fully reclining your seat while continuing to binge-watch your favorite series on Netflix? Not much, which is why American Airlines has announced detailed improvements to its aircrafts including fully lie-flat seats, satellite-based internet for all flights and an upgraded mixture of healthy food and cocktails.

Macadamia Nuts Have the World Talking

Cho Hyun-Ah, the daughter of the CEO of Korean Air, took the term ‘nutty’ to a whole new level when she stopped a Korean Air plane from taking off  after receiving macadamia nuts in a bag from a flight attendant. All she wanted was a bowl for her nuts, is that really too much to ask for?

Keep Happy Hour Going on Delta

Delta Airlines is bringing the swagger to lager with the only beer bar 35,000 feet in the air. Passengers can sample beers from seven craft breweries, including Long Island’s Blue Point Brewing Company, Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewer and more. But what about the after-drinking munchies, you ask? Delta thought of that too with a redesigned in-flight menu of upscale treats.

Pan Am’s Journey Back in Time

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the 1970s, Pan Am has created an experience for visitors to feel what airline travel was like in the glory days. From a full home-cooked meal served on china to wide and comfy seats, Pan Am will have passengers yearning for the days of feathered hair and moon boots.

Experience the World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall at an Airport

Once again, Changi Airport in Singapore is bringing over-the-top designs to the forefront with an additional space – Jewel Changi. Scheduled for completion at the end of 2018, the multi-use complex is designed as an indoor forest featuring thousands of trees, plants, and flowers with the “crown jewel” – world’s tallest indoor waterfall which converts to a light and sound show in the evenings – at the center.

Random Story of the Week

Passengers on their way to Phoenix experienced the ‘miracle of life’ thousands of feet in the air when a woman gave birth on a Southwest Airlines flight. The plane was redirected to LAX to give the mother and baby proper medical care while all on board remained calm. Updates

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