Future Travel:- Transparent Plane

As long as you haven’t got a fear of flying, this really does look awesome. A see through plane, that would really make flying fun, as long as you were not in the middle of an electric storm or something similar. 🙂 They say it is about 40 years away, so some of us may not get to fly in one unfortunately but I would love to go up in something like this.


A concept of the future of air travel – a plane with an intelligent membrane wall – released by Airbus. See larger photo in the picture gallery below.

First, business and economy cabins are replaced by zones for relaxation in the front, work in the back, and a fully-stocked bar for socialising.

Passengers will be able to see everything to the sides and in front of them. So blindfolds might be handy come take-off and landing time.

The aircraft’s walls change according to light conditions. There are holographic pop-up gaming displays and in-flight entertainment powered by the heat of passengers’ bodies.
Read the full story in Adelaide Now.

Just imagine being able to play virtual games especially if you are travelling long distant. For anyone in OZ travelling o/seas, it is usually a 20 hr flight sometimes longer, it would be an ideal way to pass the time. The see through plane has been unveiled in London by planemakers Airbus.

With a see-through cabin, passengers have a window to the world as they fly through the sky. Check the amazing concept images in the picture gallery.

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20 Responses to Future Travel:- Transparent Plane

  1. souldipper says:

    This gives me goosebumps. I would love it. When I went up in a little Bell Helicopter – a big glass bubble – I sensed it was like being out of body. It was like being a spirit and flitting about, going where we wanted whenever something caught our eye or our fancy. It was such freedom that almost every minute is burned into my memory.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi souldipper,
      Sounds like you had a fantastic flight in the helicopter, a glass bubble that would of been great. You would expect to get the same feeling from the transparent plane except on a bigger scale.

  2. Margie says:

    I would love this plane – as long as it gave the passengers more leg room too!

  3. Rebekah says:

    It looks extremely cool … I’d love it!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Rebekah,
      Could you just imagine what it would be like, you would certainly get some outstanding views, the take off and landings would be unreal.

  4. I’ll be the one in the bathroom screaming “get me out of here.” I’d be scared to death. But it does look cool so kudos to the rest of you for being far braver than I. Email me when you land!!

    • magsx2 says:

      H Earth Ocean Sky Redux,
      I wouldn’t blame you, there would be a lot of people that would feel the same. As I said above, I don’t think I would like it much in an electrical storm, scary stuff. 😯

  5. starzyia says:

    oh just what I need! I have to close my window cover when we fly over the ocean because I hate flying over the ocean…. I’m only comfortable when I can see land… I think this could be big trouble for me!
    How long til people start grafiti scratching the surfaces like they do on the train windows?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Starry,
      You may have to have the good old blindfold on in one of these planes, it would be very hard for a lot of people I think.
      Good point about the windows, they also have trouble keeping windows clean now, hopefully this will improve in the future. 🙂

  6. kymbo says:

    This would scare the crap out of me, I like those nice solid walls around me. Even if theyre paper thin and provide next to no protection

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi kymbo,
      Yes you would certainly lose the sensation of protection, it would be very open, you could keep your mind occupied with the virtual reality games, they look like fun.

  7. Snoring Dog Studio says:

    I feel sick just looking at it. No way could I ever ever sit and fly in that plane. I’d have to keep my eyes closed, and then, what would be the point? You sure do find interesting stuff, magsx2!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi SDS,
      It would take some getting used to that is for sure. Just imagine if you had to get up to go for that inevitable walk down the isle, now that would put butterfly’s in the stomach I’m sure. 😯

  8. bronxboy55 says:

    Everyone gets a window seat. I like it. Now what are they going to do about those airport terminals?

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi bronxboy55,
      I didn’t think of that but you are spot on, nobody misses out on seeing anything that’s for sure. 🙂
      Surely you would think airport terminals would improve a great deal, but then maybe not.

  9. travelrat says:

    Please tell me someone is having a laugh, and this is purely a concept that will never fly.

    You see, if the designers had any say, airliners wouldn’t have windows in the passenger cabin at all; the early Comets had many fatalities owing to the design of the windows, which had to be drastically re-designed.

    (Some airlines already have CCTV, showing real-time views from outside the aircraft … they really frightened the lady in the next seat to me once)

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      It has already been unveiled in London, from the article in the paper:-

      The futuristic concept for travel in 40 years’ time has been unveiled in London by planemakers Airbus
      The concept cabin would be a bionic structure that mimics the efficiency of bird bone, claim Airbus.

      It would provide strength where needed, and also allows for an “intelligent” cabin wall membrane which controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers open, panoramic views.

      Airbus believes that mid-century passengers might be able to enjoy a game of virtual golf or take part in interactive conferences, while the cabin “identifies and responds” to travellers’ needs.

      It is a great article and well worth the read if you have time. It is all very real, it doesn’t say where in London it has been unveiled unfortunately.

  10. dearrosie says:

    You find such interesting things for us Mags. I’d be ready to fly in one of them if it meant more leg room.
    Heck when its dark outside you can’t see out anyway, so for the folks scared of seeing out all the windows, just take night flights.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi dearrosie,
      I think it would be fun, maybe future generations will wonder how we ever managed to fly in planes that was “closed in”. 🙂

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