Aerodynamics by Theodore Von Kármán

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Kamp. 2007. Comfortable flying: Comfort in aircraft interiors seen through the eyes of the passengers (in Dutch). Tijdschrift voor Ergonomie 32 (4): 4–11. Brauer, K. 2004. Convenience, comfort, and costs. Presentation at the aircraft interior EXPO. Brauer, K. 2010. Redesigning the passenger experience. Paper presented at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA, April 20. Oborne, D. J. 1978. Passenger comfort—An overview. Applied Ergonomics 9: 131–136. Pine, B. , and J. H. Gilmore. 1999.

7 Pictures of travellers related to hygiene. (Left) spider web in the window, (upper right) dust on the seat, (lower right) dust in the window. 8 A warm welcome in the aircraft positively influences the comfort experience. © 2011 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 36 Aircraft Interior Comfort and Design c­ ompanies are doing well regarding this aspect. In all trip reports, 60 percent of the passengers mentioned a nice crew, and crew complaints were only found in 17 percent of the cases. This 17 percent is important because a negative score dramatically reduces the total comfort score of a flight.

This means that such differences are extremely unlikely to occur by chance. Following are some examples of positive comments made by the passengers in the reports. In charter flights, a pitch of 33 inches is called “comfortable,” as passengers probably expected less space. 5), or receiving an upgrade to another class, of course, is seen as very positive because of the extra leg room. Sometimes taller passengers do report that they are astonished that they fit in the seat as they normally have difficulty.

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