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  • Thomson Airways creates family seats
  • Thomson Airways creates family seats
    Andy Ihnatko ©

Thomson Airways creates family seats

From screaming children to drunk stag parties, being confined in an aircraft seems to bring out the worst in people. To cater to the different needs of passengers, Thomson is introducing seats and services for families and couples in a multi-million-pound refurbishment.



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