Since the Wright Brothers changed the world with the debut of the airplane in 1903, a lot has changed. From iPhones, online shopping and television, the pioneers of aviation could have never imagined the advancements and conveniences we’d enjoy in just over 100 years.
And as time and technology have advanced, so has the airline industry. Since 1903, commercial aviation has paved the way for a more connected world. Important business can easily be conducted face-to-face, grandparents can fly to meet their newest grandchild in just a matter of hours and traveling to see loved ones across the country for the holidays has never been more accessible.
Thanks to à la carte pricing and historically low airfares, 89 percent of Americans have traveled by airline in their lifetimes, up from just 49 percent in 1971. Expanded fare and service options allow each consumer to customize their unique travel experience, personalized to fit their needs and budget. Just like every traveler is different in their personal preferences, U.S. airlines offer fully customizable ticket options, based on what each passenger values most.
And with in-flight WiFi, personal seat back entertainment selections, snacks and meals crafted for those with dietary restrictions, an assortment of beer, wine and specialty cocktails, and a myriad of other amenities, airlines are stepping up to provide every passenger with all the conveniences they have on the ground, even at 35,000 feet.
With fare options for every budget and in-flight amenities to make your journey more enjoyable, there has never been a better time to fly.
This November, we invite you to join our members in celebrating Aviation History Month, as we remember the pioneers who changed the world forever and look forward to a bright future of commercial aviation.