We sure have seen a lot of changes when it comes to air travel over the past several years, haven’t we? From bag fees to the introduction of newer, slimmer jets to the prevalence of low-cost airlines, flying isn’t the same as it used to be. The next ten years are sure to offer plenty of change as well when it comes to air travel. Here are some trends that you can expect to make a big difference.
Airlines have already begun offering “basic economy” fares to customers and you can expect that trend to continue and get even more popular. These fares offer a bare-bones service to consumers at a low price, but the catch is that you end up paying way more for services like seat selection and bags.
Some airports have already begun offering biometric services, which allow for technologies that read peoples’ faces, fingerprints, and eyes to verify their identities and streamline the security process. This could become even more popular in the future as airports look to speed things up.
More and more people are becoming conscious of the toll that air travel takes on the environment, so expect carbon offsetting programs to become more and more popular over the next 10 years. These initiatives allow people to donate money or trees to fight against the impact that plane emissions have on the environment.