Innovation remains the driver
To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall
In this trip report:
- An Invite to Germany
- Testing and Paperwork
- Off to Heathrow, Terminal 5, and the South Galleries Lounge
- BA920 London Heathrow to Stuttgart (Club Europe)
- The joy of German Immigration, Into Stuttgart and the Novum Hotel Rieker, Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
- Off to Schwabisch Hall, qubixx stattemitte Hotel
- Economy Class and Beyond at Recaro Aircraft Seating
- Back to Stuttgart and the joy of pigeons
- Off to Stuttgart Airport
- BA921 Stuttgart to London Heathrow (Club Europe)
- Welcome to Brexitainia, The Premier Inn Heathrow
- Off Home again
- Innovation is the driver
I talk a lot about innovation on this blog and how it applies to the passenger experience when travelling. And let us be honest – one of the first things we see after seeing the metal/composite tube is the seat that you’re sitting in – be it for a one hour hop, a three-hour regional hop, or a 12-hour long haul segment either in the back and front of the plane.
And let us be honest – Comfort in the Sky is so important especially when you’re stuck in the tube.
Recaro has demonstrated some important benefits – especially with their new business and premium long haul seats, as well as interesting concepts in the economy cabin (especially with the fast lead times for their seats).
We can hope that these innovations drive the industry over the coming years.
Let’s do some wrap-ups
Passable. And “good enough” for the quick ride to London.
BA Louge (South)
A bit busy, but the ordering service worked well if a little packed.
Delayed and that afternoon tea service needs to be fired out of a canon
Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Qubixx Schwabisch Hall
A hell lot better. A perfectly functional business hotel.
More than a little quiet – if the airport was more than busy at Immigration. A shame there was minimal premium ground support.
A lot better – but that salad was still a little small.
Premier Inn Heathrow T5
The best hotel of the trip. Not even a close contest.
And that’s your lot for this trip. It’s been an odd one writing this one up – mainly as I’ve taken a lot of time to write and publish this. There are lots of reasons that aren’t relevant to this blog, but at the end of the day, the posts are out.
I’m keeping in the UK for a while whilst certain things shake themselves out. Suffice to say, our political masters are changing things by the day. I have some local travels lined up, as well as some plans for international travels once things ease up a little.
And yes, that includes a trip to Chicago.
Because life will return to normal. We’re just going to have to be a little patient sadly.
And yes. I’ll do the chapter markers properly when i get a little time later – the work of a photographer continues.
Many thanks to Recaro Aircraft Seating for helping to make this trip possible. Recaro Aircraft Seating kindly invited Economy Class and Beyond, as a guest to their facilities, offering a stipend to assist with expenses for this trip.
All opinions and thoughts are the author’s own and are not directed by Recaro Aircraft Seating, Recaro or their respective companies.
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