We like, totally forgot to
register for the event of the year: the Airline Interior Expo Hamburg. Thankfully CNET's got some pictorial highlights
of what it'll be like flying in the future; expect to see some serious tech on the 300 passenger superliner Airbus
a350, like LED mood lighting, skyscape projectors, and an
"infinity dome"; OnAir
, an Airbus subsidiary, showed
off their on-board GSM mini-cell (which will be rolled out on Air France in 2007); Digecor had their DigeplayerXT PMP
with WiFi, 8-inch screen, 60GB drive, and credit card reader (of course); and our fav was the Contour "Solar"
bed / seat / mobile office (pictured) with full entertainment system, power for your bag of devices, and massage
feature. Suddenly killing hours in a highly pressurized frigid cabin miles above the Earth's surface seems kind of
enticing. Kind of.