ISBN 0-991-41011-4


JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation

By Jennifer Coutts Clay, Principal, J. Clay Consulting

What Readers are saying ...

'The only comprehensive survey of the aircraft cabin environment from the 1970s to the present day.'
—Airliner World
'The first and only comprehensive survey of commercial aircraft design..brings together in a single volume the many different elements that combine to create a satisfying environment for scheduled air travel worldwide...'
—Air Transport World
'A source reference for aviation industry professionals and enthusiasts alike..The depth of information is remarkable and I would thoroughly recommend it to those wanting to learn, or simply reminisce, about the evolution of airline cabins and in-flight service.'
—Tom Allett, Airports International
'..describes the high art and technical bravura behind creating some of the smallest living spaces in the world..fully details the immense variety, as well as the creative breadth, behind them.'
'..tells you all you could ever want to know about the airline past and present.'
—Onboard Hospitality
'..information about everything from safety, seat design, and fabric selection to meal service, accessibility and maintenance in first-, business- and economy-class cabins.'
—International Aviation Women's Association
'In a world where jet travel has become so much more a commodity than an experience, this serves as a reminder of the way things used to be, as well as what they still can be.'
—Travel Editor, Peter Greenberg, NBC's Today Show
“Provides a commercial perspective of the aviation business in the past and present, and points to its future...”
—The Hindu
'Treasure trove...'
—Runway Girl Network
'The inside story of flying..the evolution of cabin design..lavishly illustrated..a must-read for anyone with..a love of aviation.'
—British Airways News
'Come inside the airliner with this fascinating tour of interior designs and challenges. The art of aircraft interior design, a subject often over-looked, but not in this unique book.'
'Fully illustrated in colour, and includes expert comments from over 40 aviation specialists.'
—Aircraft Interiors International
'Clay presents an eclectic and imaginative journey through a world that only a few of us get to experience..a very enjoyable look through the curtain that separates economy from luxury.'
—M2 Best Books
' fine as any first-class set up on an airline..a joy to behold.'
—Air & Business Travel News
'Short of actual architectural specifications, the book provides the reader with everything they need to know.'
—Amazon Reader
'..illustrating how cabin design and operation have changed over the past couple of decades..providing good insight into what is happening behind the scenes in interior airline design and operation..makes for fascinating reading and looking.'
—Airways Magazine
'Lavishly illustrated..Jetliner Cabins is a very useful and complete reference of work..It will also be of equal help to the professionals, giving them a historical and topical sweep, as to the interested frequent traveler.'
—Chilean News Review
'Jennifer Coutts Clay..touches in succinct tones on virtually every aspect of an airliner's interior—from aesthetics and design to technology and comfort..Finally, a must-see, must-read book that marries the world of commercial aviation with that of design.'
—SPACE Magazine
'Meticulous research..a fascinating addition to a business-travel buff's library.'
'Frequent flyers obsessed with legroom and luggage space will be fascinated...'
—Jim Gladstone, Passport Magazine
'The 'bible' on cabin design.'
—Amazon Reader
' entertaining as it is educational'
—Frequent Flyer
'Attention all you airline geeks: this one's for you.'
—J.Ward, Savvy Navigator
'..more than 6,000 gorgeous photos in its galleries, so enjoy!'
—Airways News

Jennifer’s E-BOOK APP JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation, reviewed by Tom Betti, Historian and Host of the Pan Am Podcast (September 22, 2021)
'Jetliner Cabins is one of those apps that you open on your device and say to yourself ‘Now this is interesting, I’m going to finish my coffee and spend 15 minutes looking at this,’ but then you realize two hours have flashed by. There is nothing like it out there! This ebook is the most comprehensive history of modern aircraft interiors, period. Actually, for that matter, it is the only book out there on aircraft interiors that provides an insider’s view into the intriguing world of aviation that can be applied to any business. I highly recommend this publication for anyone interested in branding, corporate identity, product design, marketing, and aviation. Students and executives alike will learn invaluable and universal insights from this ebook!'

real niedj (February 1, 2021)
 A Living Reference Book Work of Art
A thoroughly enjoyable read!!

Have you ever wondered about the evolution of business class travel and in-flight entertainment and how these relate to first class travel, how airlines select decor, the ways in which airlines capture your attention and affection throughout your travel journey, and the techie details of airlines and the airline industry as a whole?

Jetliner Cabins by Jennifer Coutts Clay has these answers and more, delivered through essays, stories, photos, and narrative.

Replete with interactive links that can be continually updated, this reference book app can be kept up-to-date with current airline industry trends while delivering fresh perspectives of history. Brilliant!

cbbuck (January 19, 2021)
Jetliner Cabins is Incredible!
Since my first flight when I was 5, airplanes have fascinated me. I really enjoyed this book and all the interesting information that it provides. It is a must have reference book, for educational purposes and Aircraft management. Excellent research material.

JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation E-Book app on Apple App Store

In the January/February 2021 issue of Inflight Magazine, Steve Lodewyke offers an in-depth two-page (pages 52, 53) review of JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation that explores the full features of the E-BOOK APP — Product Branding; Passenger Experience; Cabin Maintenance and Marketing Challenge — and details the unique career experience which allowed author Jennifer Coutts Clay to put together what he describes as an "all-encompassing paean to the aircraft cabin environment".

Tiffany Rose (January 6, 2021)

This was a very informative book on the evolution of Jet Liners. I wasn't sure this was a book when I first purchased it, but that was okay. I would recommend reading this book on a tablet rather than your phone as the tablet screen is better for this book. I really enjoyed the full color pictures and explanations of everything from windows to seating innovations. Overall, if you are interested in Jet Liners and how they have transformed through time and continue to this would be book to read.

Sabrina Raymond (January 3, 2021)

Anyone who is interested in the history and transformation of the airline cabins through the years should definitely check this out. Pages and sections are bookmarked. The information is easy to access and the app is user friendly.

Simon Hurrell (December 6, 2020)

Interesting and comprehensive overview of "Jetliner Cabins" and the Airline custom signatures, services and conveniences that they provide...

garbonzo gaming (December 3, 2020)

I thought this was very interesting and kept me entertained on my flight and I learned a lot about the plane I was flying on.

JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation E-Book app on

Christopher Buck (United States, October 13, 2020)
Jetliner Cabins: An Evolution of the Passenger's Experience.
Since my first flight when I was five years old, airplanes have fascinated me. It is always so intriguing to contemplate the evolution of the designs and the efficiency elements throughout these five decades. Civil aviation has become more democratic over the years. More people have access to this means of transport every day, previously reserved only for the elites.

Nowadays, walking inside an airplane, we can almost feel we are entering a 'flying house' the innovations in engineering and aviation do not limit themselves to new designs, performance, or efficiency but primed by esthetic element. this app-ebook shows an incredible volume of useful information about efficiency, luxury (comfort), privacy, flexibility.

The quality of the imagery, and the information contained here are excellent. I truly recommend it.

Amazon Customer (United States, October 8, 2020)
Who knew?
There is so much in this app for anyone who likes to fly. Great history about jetliner cabins and how they have evolved. Tons of information about design tricks. I highly recommend this app.

George Darrow (United States, October 7, 2020)
Cabin Fever!
This is a great history of plane cabins over the years ! fascinating, and fun.

Alison (United States, September 25, 2020)
Clear blue skies!
As a frequent flier, I spend a lot of time in airplanes for work. This ebook definitely goes into detail about all the various types of cabins there are and offers insight on what makes an enjoyable flying experience.

Paula Butterfly (United States, September 25, 2020)
I never put thought into airline cabins and how they were actually built, so this was really cool. The photographs were my favorite part about this ebook.

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Jennifer’s E-BOOK APP JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation, reviewed in AIRLINER WORLD Magazine

'Readers may be familiar with Jennifer Coutts Clay's book, Jetliner Cabins, which was first published in 2003. It is the only comprehensive survey of the aircraft cabin environment from the 1970s to the present day. Now there is a new way to enjoy the current and classic content from Jetliner Cabins, following its launch as an interactive app for Apple, Kindle and Android-based mobile devices. It is an ideal source for those wanting to learn, or simply reminisce, about the evolution of airline cabins and in-flight service.'

Jennifer’s E-BOOK APP JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation, reviewed in AIRPORTS INTERNATIONAL Magazine

‘A source reference for aviation professionals and enthusiasts alike …  To my mind the word 'comprehensive' is often used inappropriately to sell products, but that isn’t the case here.  The depth of information is remarkable.'

Jennifer’s E-BOOK APP JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation, reviewed in RUNWAYGIRLNETWORK

‘Pioneering author of aircraft interiors 'bible' goes digital’

Jennifer’s E-BOOK APP JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation, reviewed in AVIATION BOOK REVIEWS.COM

‘Marvelous illustrations and a lot of photo material ... the book is of a high professional standard’

Jennifer’s E-Book app is reviewed in ONBOARD magazine

‘Tells you all you could ever want to know about the airline cabin past and present.  Jennifer … is a world expert on the topic of airline cabins across First, Business and Economy’


'This is a must-read for industry professionals, industry watchers and anyone interested in the history of aircraft interiors, its evolution and its promise. It features insights from leading experts in the field, and is chock-full of wonderful pictures. The eBook is available as both an iOS app and an Android App. Click the pic to learn more and get your copy today.'

Jennifer’s E-BOOK APP JETLINER CABINS: Evolution & Innovation, reviewed in AIRWAYS NEWS Magazine

‘Gorgeous photos … so enjoy!’