What could LAN do with all that extra 787 room

LAN’s new 787 thrice-weekly flight from LAX to Santiago leaves at 2:30 in the afternoon and arrives at around 6 a.m. the following morning. Even with the five hour time difference there’s plenty of time in the air.

And while I was a flying (as a guest) in the premium business class cabin on the airline’s first 787 flight on that route earlier this week I had plenty of time to stand-up and contemplate what sort of in-flight activities the airline might host during the flight in the large space between the two seating areas of the premium business section.


This area doubles as the entry “hall” to the airplane and not all airlines leave this space on their 787s so wide open. But LAN does and while I was up stretching during the flight I was tempted to use this space for practicing forward rolls or to do some light jogging, but was too shy to do that in front of the people seated in the second half of the premium business section.



So I stood there and thought about some activities the airline could offer in that space during a flight that wouldn’t be so disruptive. Here’s what I came up with:

Yoga or organized stretching sessions;

Dancing classes

Board games

Speed-dating “happy-hour” (for business or social contacts)

I’m going to suggest that to the airline, but in the meantime – what activities would you like to see offered in this nice extra space on LAN’s 787 airplane?