As executives are discovering in the cut-throat competition of the airline business, it's no longer as simple as transporting passengers from one destination to another as quickly as possible. Finicky flyers are always on the lookout for something new, and airlines have to oblige. Here is a sampling of what's in the air:
* A delivery system that moves along tracks on the cabin ceiling, delivering food and drink on demand, rather than having to wait for the service trolley
* Pods that deliver passengers into the aircraft, saving the time and space required for the current umbilical system or bus ferry.
* Toilet with shower so you can freshen up before...