Put Wi-Fi and power outlets in every seat
Some airlines, like Virgin and Alaska, already have A/C outlets at every seat so you're not panicking to find a charging station during your 30-minute layover at O'Hare. But if every airline did it -- and added Wi-Fi to the experience -- passengers would almost certainly forget about everything they went through to get to the plane. See, we knew there was an ulterior motive!
Simplify the international arrival process
Anyone who's arrived in the US and then had to change planes knows the mission of going through customs, retrieving your bags, re-checking those bags, and going BACK through airport security. It's unbelievably inefficient and actually discourages people from flying through (and/or visiting) America, hurting our national airlines in the process. "We're the only country in the world where you have to do that," Smith said. "Hundreds, if not thousands of passengers miss connections every day. So people don’t fly through here and that benefits the airlines from other countries."