Passenger-centric factors influencing the experience of aircraft comfort

Patel, Harshada and D'Cruz, Mirabelle (2017) Passenger-centric factors influencing the experience of aircraft comfort. Transport Reviews . ISSN 1464-5327

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Abstract

Enhancing passenger comfort in an air cabin environment is uniquely challenging. Air travel offers a restrictive passenger experience in terms of available space and the ability to change one’s position or journey. The first step to designing experiences for comfort is to take a broader view of the factors which influence in-flight comfort. While many studies have considered the design and services of aircrafts and airlines, this review focuses on the passenger and the internal and external factors which can affect their comfort. We present a descriptive model of comfort that comprises factors such as individual characteristics, personal travel context and interaction with others. This model could be used to develop an improved aircraft passenger experience.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Transport Reviews on 27 March 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01441647.2017.1307877
Keywords: Aviation, passenger comfort, aircraft passenger comfort model, air transport, comfort
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1080/01441647.2017.1307877
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 13:44
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41605

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