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9 plane innovations that could make flying cheaper and easier

INSIDER Logo By Stephanie Ashe of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 10: It may not feel like it if you've booked a trip recently, but Travel + Leisure reports flying is actually ascheap as it's ever been. On top of already-reduced flight costs, there is also an endless number of hacks you can use tofind even cheaper flights. And lucky for us, the prices are likely to keep falling.Some of the biggest airlines and even small startups are working on innovations that will reduce the cost of flying for passengers, with most of the savings hitting the airlines first. Some of the savings will come from reducing the cost of flying a plane in the first place, and others will bring in automation that cuts down on staffing costs and human errors.In all cases, the benefit will eventually reach the consumer in the form of cheaper airfare. Read on for some of the inventions that could make flying cheaper in the near and distant future.

It may not feel like it if you've booked a trip recently, but Travel + Leisure reports flying is actually as cheap as it's ever been. On top of already-reduced flight costs, there is also an endless number of hacks you can use to find even cheaper flights. And lucky for us, the prices are likely to keep falling.

Some of the biggest airlines and even small startups are working on innovations that will reduce the cost of flying for passengers, with most of the savings hitting the airlines first. Some of the savings will come from reducing the cost of flying a plane in the first place, and others will bring in automation that cuts down on staffing costs and human errors.

In all cases, the benefit will eventually reach the consumer in the form of cheaper airfare. Read on for some of the inventions that could make flying cheaper in the near and distant future.

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