What we’re reading: Airlines with the best economy cabin, what we no longer see on airplanes, Hertz takes top spot in survey


Top 10: Airlines with the best economy class cabins in 2013

Jonny Clark, founder of thedesignair.net, shares his top 10 economy class cabins.

10. Porter
Porter is an airline that knows how to deliver. A boutique short-haul airline that lives its tagline, ‘Flying Refined’. The airline offers stylish cream leather seats, free food and drink, including tipples from local micro breweries, and free lounge access for all its passengers.

11 things we no longer see on airplanes
Before the airline deregulation of 1978, even flying in economy came with perks that, today, are reserved for business class and first class flyers. Take a look back, with Mental Floss, at the 11 things that are no longer on airplanes.

2. Pong

In the early 1980s, Continental Airlines outfitted some of their DC-10s with what they called a “Pub” configuration. Besides a walk-up wet bar and circular tables surrounded by swivel chairs, the Pub area also included a two-player Pong game…which was probably cutting-edge gaming technology at the time.

Hertz takes top spot in 2013/14 Zagat car rental survey

In the 2013/2014 Zagat Survey, Hertz was rated top overall and most popular car rental company.

In addition to winning tops overall and Most Popular, Hertz was also #1 Top Rated in Service, Reliability and Vehicles, and earned honors in 10 additional categories…more than any other car rental company included in the survey.