REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

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.”
—Airliner World
“..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.”
—Internation 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, 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.”
—Airlinersonline.com
“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
“..as 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.”
—Biztravelife
“Frequent flyers obsessed with legroom and luggage space will be fascinated...”
—Jim Gladstone, Passport Magazine
“The 'bible' on cabin design.”
—Amazon Reader
“..as 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

Wiley.com

"An essential source of practical information for architects who need to create brilliance and flair within an incredibly disciplined design scenario.
This volume focuses on the interior design of aircraft cabins and how the many challenges faced in the layout of such a tight space can be met with flair and brilliance, and where the tiniest detail can change a myriad of aspects.
Interior designers continuously express their creative skills through such designs and many of the techniques that are used in building interiors are repeated in aircraft cabins, and vice versa.
Jetliner Cabins is introduced by an overview of recent cabin design history and the book goes on to show, in a wealth of colour and black and white photographs, interiors from airlines around the world; great and small, historically significant and modern, lavish and minimal. It also shows examples of airline branding, from colours and identity to ultimate airline dining experiences.
A book to be enjoyed by interior designers, architects and also the general flying public who are interested in this area." General Architecture & Design; Summer 2003

Wiley.com

"Following in the success of both Hotel, and Bar and Restaurant Interior Structures, this volume is an essential source of practical information for architects who need to create brilliance and flair within an incredibly disciplined design scenario.
This volume focuses on the interior design of aircraft cabins and how the many challenges faced in the layout of such a tight space can be met with flair and brilliance, and where the tiniest detail can change a myriad of aspects.
Interior designers continuously express their creative skills through such designs and many of the techniques that are used in building interiors are repeated in aircraft cabins, and vice versa." General Architecture & Design; Spring 2003

Wiley.com

"A highly disciplined interior design genre, designing aircraft cabins involves a level of detail that is both creatively demanding and liberating. The tiniest detail can impact the overall design in a host of ways. Successful designs are also integral to staying competitive. Jetliner Cabins describes the high art and technical bravura behind creating some of the smallest living spaces in the world. With its striking collection of color and black-and-white photographs of aircraft interiors from leading carriers, this comprehensive reference fully details the immense variety, as well as the creative breadth, behind them." General Architecture & Design; Spring 2003