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Staying seated on James Park Associates’ Cirrus

During the Paris air show in June, I broke the story that US Airways would launch the James Park Associates (JPA)-designed Cirrus seat on its new Airbus A330s. Some journalists tried to debunk my story, referencing vague quotes from US Airways that the seat RWG sat on in Paris was not the seat being selected […]

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James Park on good design

In recent years Japan Airlines (JAL) has scooped up awards for its cabin interiors. Now the carrier has been honoured with a Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: museum of architecture and design for its scoopalicious chopsticks for first class dining. Made of cedar wood, the smooth surfaced chopsticks have been slightly narrowed towards […]

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Can we sleep together?

There is nothing new about the idea of stacked sleepers on aircraft. The Boeing Stratoliner, which boasted a near 12ft wide cabin, had plenty of room for sleeping berths. And that operated commercial flights back in the 1940s. In the mid-1980s, first-class passengers on Philippine Airlines could sleep through overnight flights in upper-and lower-level bunk […]

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James Park’s stacked sleeper bed revealed!

As someone who has great trouble sleeping, I am a fan of anything that can facilitate this basic of human needs. Warm milk, hot baths, sleepy time tea, prescription meds, I try them all in search of what is sometimes an ellusive goal. But even the heaviest dose of narcotics won’t put me to sleep […]

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