This New Machine Will make packing so much easier


The creators of the FoldiMate realize that the worst part of doing laundry is having to fold all your clothes once they come out of the washer and dryer.

The Foldimate is an automatic clothes-folding machine that precisely folds all of your items so all you have to do is place them in your suitcase. To make it work, you hang your chosen items on clips and the machine does the rest.  Along with folding, the clothes go through a de-wrinkling, perfume, and sanitation treatment, making them smell and look fresh when you arrive at your destination.

Designed to sit next to your other laundry room appliances, the FoldiMate is able to neatly fold, steam, de-wrinkle, and even soften your clothes using your fabric softener of choice. Folding takes as little as 10 seconds per garment, and when it’s done you’re left with a neat stack of clothes ready to be hastily crammed into your suitcase.



Postcards from the Plane


Remember when you use to send postcards from your holidays? In 1951 4,5 billions postcards where sent to the Usa but only 838 million where sent in 2015. Lufthansa is now giving passengers on their long haul FlyNet-equipped aircraft the chance to send a postcard for free.

Postcards from the Plane is a first-of-its-kind application that provides passengers the opportunity to send Facebook posts and e-mail messages to friends on the ground free of charge.

Each user creates a customized digital postcard featuring a self-selected image and written message. Real-time flight data (aircraft type, origination and destination points, elevation, air speed, latitude and longitude) is also included within the postcard. Whether accessed via tablet, laptop or mobile phone, there is no limit to the number of cards each passenger can send throughout a flight. Most importantly, airline operating costs are extremely low due to very small data consumption rates – between 3 KB and 5 KB per card.

Media Conversion Opportunities Realized – Media buyers recognize the value of the in-flight audience. The ability to convert passengers to buyers in a low-cost manner has been virtually non-existent – until now.

Postcards offer media buyers a budget-friendly opportunity to include billboard ads and enrollment forms when writing each postcard. All forms collected are shared with media buyers in real time. Including Postcards in an integrated media campaign – including entertainment promotional videos and/or in-flight publications – media buyers can drive passengers to immediate interaction with their brands, enabling higher conversion rates.


From an airline’s Wi-Fi log-in page, prior to any Wi-Fi session payment, a passenger can create and post a card on their Facebook News Feed in five quick steps*.

Select message format – Facebook or E-Mail postcard

Select an origin, destination or aircraft image

Approve the selected image within the card

Write a custom message

Post the message to your Facebook News Feed

Placing a postcard on a Facebook News Feed using a laptop or tablet is no different from doing it on a mobile device.


Sending a more personalized postcard via direct email to someone on the ground is just as simple as a Facebook post. Instead of logging in to Facebook, a passenger simply enters both their email address and their recipients prior to sending the email. It is that simple. Please note: the inclusion of any type of attachment is not permitted.

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Aeromexico Brings New Self-Serve Bar & All-Aisle Access To 787-9 Business Class


Aeromexico unveiled its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner called “Quetzalcoatl” at the carrier’s hangar in the Mexico City International Airport, as the latest addition to the airline’s fleet.

This airplane is the first of ten of these models the airline ordered in a package it announced in July 2012, representing the largest investment in the history of Mexican aviation. Aeromexico took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner three years ago, and currently has nine of these aircraft in its fleet, which it uses to serve different international destinations.

Passengers on this airplane will enjoy the comfort of a new configuration with 274 seats in two cabins. Clase Premier, Aeromexico’s business class cabin, features 36 true 180-degree flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration for complete passenger comfort with full autonomy between aisles.

The individual 18-inch touch screens are two inches larger than those featured on the Boeing 787-8, and feature two live television channels, movies, TV series, and music albums, for more than 200 total hours of entertainment. Amenities in Clase Premier also include an innovative bar with the best food and beverage brands as part of its continuous refreshment service during the flight. All seats feature exclusive designs by New Territory, one of the world’s most prestigious design studios.

The Economy cabin has 238 ergonomic seats, with individual 11-inch touch screens, two inches larger than those featured on the carrier’s other models, offering a wide variety of movies, TV series, music, a seat-to-seat chat system, and real time flight information. Like other aircraft in the Aeromexico fleet, this model also features WiFi service giving customers the option to surf the web in-flight.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is lighter and environmentally-friendlier than other aircraft in its category, thanks to its carbon fiber structure that cuts the noise created on takeoff and landing by 57% and reduces fuel consumption by 23%, representing a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

“We are proud to take delivery of this new Boeing 787-9 called Quetzalcoatl with its unique and original design that will represent Mexico across the globe. The airline hired the best suppliers in the world to obtain this mix of technology and comfort to benefit the thousands of Aeromexico customers who would rather fly on this airplane than on the other options available in the market,” said Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa.

Aeromexico will start to serve the Amsterdam, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai, and Tokyo routes in coming weeks, with the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with aircraft registration number XA-ADL that landed at the Mexico City International Airport from Seattle on October 12.

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– We observed that not everyone feels relaxed enough to talk when they’re at a bar, so we designed the social space to feel and work less like a traditional bar and more like a beautiful domestic space. Here passengers feel relaxed enough to help themselves to drinks and refreshments, choosing if and how they interact with fellow passengers.” States Luke Miles from New Territory. He was formerly global head of design at Virgin Atlantic.

The bar area is contained by a skylight-style large panel of overhead, flat light, to give the space a warmer feel.

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Qantas unveils next generation cabins for 787 Dreamliner


Qantas has unveiled what customers onboard its flagship 787-9 Dreamliner can expect when the aircraft arrives in a year’s time.

The Qantas Dreamliner will seat 236 passengers across Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins in a layout that has been designed to maximise comfort for the longer distances the 787-9 is expected to fly.

The Business Suite is the next generation of the very popular seat recently installed on Qantas’ Airbus A330 fleet. These suites are known for providing a high level of privacy, made more flexible on the 787 with the ability to now adjust the divider between each seat.

The suites also have a fully-flat bed and offer plenty of space to eat, work or relax. Laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration, each suite has direct aisle access as well as the ability to stay reclined during take-off and landing.

Economy passengers will also have more room – including an extra inch of seat pitch compared with the national carrier’s A380 – and an all-new seat. It features a new personal device holder and USB ports; more storage areas; a seat-back mood light designed to minimise disturbance for other passengers; and a high-definition entertainment touchscreen that is five per cent larger.

The seats also feature an updated version of the popular Qantas ‘footnet’ first introduced on the A380, designed to cradle the legs during sleep.

Unveiling the Business and Economy seats in Sydney today, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the interiors had been carefully designed with longer routes and changing passenger preferences in mind.

“The Dreamliner is an aircraft built for comfort. The windows are bigger, it helps reduce jetlag, it’s extremely quiet and there’s a system that smooths out turbulence. Customers are going to love it,” said Mr Joyce.

“We’re planning to make the most of the 787’s amazing range, so we’ve designed the cabin to give Qantas passengers a better experience on long haul flights.

“Many of the cabin design elements reflect what our customers have told us. Personal storage rates really highly, so we’ve created extra space in Economy for customers to store their personal devices and water bottles.

We’re proud that our new Economy seat includes features other carriers reserve for Premium Economy.

“We’re also redesigning the in-flight experience for the Dreamliner, from rethinking our menus to making better use of the self-service bars during different phases of flight,” added Mr Joyce.

The Dreamliner cabin interiors and new economy seat, designed by Australian industrial designer David Caon, are a progression of the Qantas aesthetic established by Marc Newson.

Detail on initial Qantas Dreamliner destinations will be revealed in coming months, with the first international flights on sale before Christmas. The aircraft will gradually take over routes currently operated by the airline’s B747 fleet as well as adding new city-pairs to the Qantas International network.

The Dreamliner’s Premium Economy cabin, which will offer a class leading experience and a revolutionary new seat, will be unveiled in early 2017.


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Air India sets record with world’s longest non-stop flight in shortest time


Air India’s flight AI173 flew 15,300 km from New Delhi to San Francisco  on October 16 through the trans-Pacific route instead of the usual Atlantic route, which is shorter in length. Despite that, the non-stop flight was able to complete the journey in a record 14 hours and 30 minutes.

The eastern route meant that Air India’s Boeing-777 200LR flew 15,300 kilometres (9,506 miles), surpassing the previous holder of world’s longest flight, Emirates’ Dubai-Auckland route that clocks up 14,120 kilometres (8,825 miles). What’s more, by flying east over the Pacific, Air India took advantage of the 86mph tailwinds of the Jet Stream and knocked two hours off its flight time, covering the distance in just 14-and-a-half hours.
The Atlantic route would have subjected the flight to face the winds head-on, which would have slowed down the speed, and hence increased the duration of the flight and consumption of fuel.

Singapore Airlines prepares to reinstate its Singapore-New York route that will cover 16,500 kilometres (10,252 miles) in 19 hours  so the record will not stand for long..


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Delta’s new uniforms to be Lands’ End quality


More than 60,000 frontline employees worldwide will don the new uniforms in 2018

Delta is putting the legendary service, style and quality of Lands’ End into its new employee uniforms. The airline has partnered with the global lifestyle brand to provide uniforms for approximately 60,000 employees worldwide, including the Lands’ End unconditional Guaranteed.Period. promise.

“The new uniform collection will be a strong brand statement and builds on our team members’ sense of pride as they serve our customers around the world,” said Gil West, Delta’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Fit, form, function and style are all integral to the uniforms for Delta people, and Lands’ End is the right partner to deliver on these things.”

Lands’ End will manufacture and supply uniforms designed by Zac Posen for above-wing Airport Customer Service ticket and gate agents, Delta Sky Club and In-Flight Service employees. Lands’ End drew inspiration from Posen’s designs and color palette to create uniforms for the airline’s below-wing Airport Customer Service, Delta Cargo, Ground Support Equipment Maintenance and Delta TechOps employees. The airline plans to publicly unveil the entire uniform collection for the first time at an exclusive event in Atlanta on Oct. 18.

“This exciting project has leveraged the strengths of the Lands’ End team with the thoughtful and meticulous attention to detail they have put into the fit, function and design of the below-wing apparel collection to support the uniform needs of Delta,” said Joe Ferreri, Senior Vice President of Lands’ End Outfitters. “We are honored to collaborate with Delta Air Lines and be the supplier of their below-wing and above-wing uniforms.”

Almost two years ago, the company established a Cross-Divisional Uniform Committee (CDUC) to represent the voices of employees in concept, design and supplier reviews and provide feedback to the design team and suppliers.

“The employee uniform committee has been involved every step of the way,” said Chad Holmes, Delta ramp agent and CDUC member. “Lands’ End brought us innovative designs and fabrics, and their team was truly passionate about creating the most functional, high-quality uniform pieces.  Throughout the design process, they listened to our needs through job shadows and focus groups. Beyond the wealth of knowledge that Lands’ End brings, they have an amazing corporate culture that mirrors Delta’s of caring both for the customer and the employee.”

Following the uniform reveal next week, Lands’ End will begin crafting final uniform prototypes for Delta’s 1,000 wear testers, who will be sporting the uniforms on the job in December through March 2017. Wear testers will identify any changes needed to improve fit, form or function before the final garments are produced. The new uniform collection is slated for rollout in early 2018 to all above-wing and below-wing employees.

Delta’s last uniform update was in 2006 for above-wing employees and 2000 for below-wing employees.


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