Planes will one day have gyms where you can work out and fly. But how long until that happens, and what makes you think that people will want to work out and get all sweaty before they get off a plane.
Aviation is changing. It is changing dramatically, and it will continue to change. There are designers who are considering a design called the A1700 that would 2400 seats. With so many people on a plane it makes sense to have a huge plane that has hundreds of different things to do, include perhaps a gym where people can work out. On such big planes you can expect that there would also be shower facilities so you would be fresh before you make your connecting flights from Los Angeles to Denpasar after a cross Pacific journey on a mega jet.
We’re looking a long way into the future, but in the last 100 years we went from not even being able to fly being able to fly at more than 1,000 miles an hour, with showers, bedrooms and conference rooms on jets. And that’s without looking into the many ways that people decide to customize their airline’s fleet of A380 jumbo jets. You won’t see a gym on flights from Rochester to Denveror on connecting flights from Denver to Vancouver but you should expect air travel to change significantly, and soon.
Gyms will ony be the start. On big planes you should also expect dining lounges where you can eat wherever you like, luxury showers and changing rooms. You can expect soundproofed rooms where parents can take their children, and sleeping rooms where you can catch a few hours kip. I can’t imagine that I’d want to use a gym while on a plane but for businessmen that make a lot of regular journeys, it could make sense.
Stacey sylvester is an author that writes about travel and leisure