The future of air travel

Client: iNews

Airline passengers could one day pay to sit in a small egg-shaped glass dome at the top of their aircraft, to get fantastic views of the sky and the world below. Aerospace engineering firm Windspeed Technologies have unveiled the design, boasting that it would give passengers a 360-degree view and could be accessed via an elevator or stairs. They describe the idea as "the next exciting experiential in-flight entertainment for VIP aircraft owners and the airline industry," and at $8-25 million to install, the prestige seats will most likely come with a hefty price tag. Here, we look at how rich travellers already pay for plenty of benefits over economy-class fliers, but at a big cost.

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