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Is this the future of air travel?

13 July 2012 Last updated at 11:30 BST

At the Farnborough Airshow, Airbus have been showing off their vision of less stressful flying in the future - planes with panoramic windows and lots of room to stretch out.

However, for most of us the reality of air travel is very different.

Nigel Cassidy reports.