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JAL 777 540x300

February 18, 2014

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Japan Airlines’ passengers to view content on own devices using Gogo Ku-band service

In-flight connectivity has come one step closer for passengers in Japan as additional details of the new JAL Sky Next product have been announced. The Sky Next update is a full retrofit of JALs domestic service offering covering new seats and the installation of a new in-flight entertainment and connectivity solution powered by Gogo. The […]

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February 18, 2014

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DOT seeks public comments on inflight voice calls as House subcommittee approves bill aimed at maintaining the ban

Airline passengers in the USA have 30 days to make their feelings on inflight voice calls known to the US Department of Transportation (DOT), which has issued an advanced notice of public rulemaking (ANPRM) to garner public opinion on the issue. The ANPRM follows the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent moves towards ending its […]

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February 17, 2014

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Austrian Airlines see new product as anchor for over-due long-haul flight expansion

After a largely successful but contentious cost reduction programme brought profits back into sight at Austrian Airlines, the carrier is plotting over-due long-haul expansion and believes its new product gives it the platform to grow. “We missed an opportunity to connect Vienna with the rest of the world with more long-haul traffic,” Austrian Airlines CEO […]

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February 14, 2014

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Virgin Atlantic to use wearable technology to anticipate passenger wants and needs

Imagine arriving at an airport to check in for your flight and being greeted by ground staff wearing futuristic glasses that can tell them what you like to drink. Creepy and weird, or an innovative and forward-thinking way of offering a more personalised service to passengers? Virgin Atlantic Airways is banking on the latter as […]

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Allegiant ePIL 540x300

February 12, 2014

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How big data solutions can transform the passenger experience space

These days, even the most fervent privacy advocates among us have come to terms with the fact that every time we “Google” a travel destination, “like” a friend’s status update on Facebook or “favourite” a clip on YouTube our big data profile multiplies exponentially. And while we may have grown accustomed to the fact that […]

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Norwegian 787 540x300

February 11, 2014

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Norwegian business model faces challenges from labour in EU and US

Is Norwegian’s plan to offer no-frills, discount fares between the US/Europe and Asia a boon for consumers; the first step toward making travel to the world’s far flung places even more affordable? Or is it the “Walmart-isation” of an industry that will depress salaries and threaten aviation safety? This question is at the heart of […]

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ANZ spaceseat

February 10, 2014

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Air New Zealand segments fleet to match premium leisure travel changes

Air New Zealand is configuring its 787-9 and retrofitted 777-200 with a simpler premium economy seat. There will also be a higher proportion of economy seats because the carrier expects to use those aircraft to Asian destinations where the premium leisure market is still developing. The carrier’s 777-300ERs, and future deliveries, will maintain the current […]

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February 7, 2014

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European passenger rights revision moves a step closer

The European Parliament has voted in favour of revising the rules on air passenger rights, a move it says will increase the likelihood of delayed or stranded passengers receiving compensation. Earlier this week, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) urged the Parliament to “take a realistic approach”, particularly when it came to delay compensation points, […]

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February 7, 2014

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OnAir wins award for providing most inflight Wi-Fi coverage in Middle East

OnAir is the best Connectivity Provider according to judges for that category at the inaugural Inflight IFEC Awards. The accolade was announced earlier this week at Aircraft Interiors Middle East show. OnAir stood out for a number of reasons according to the judges. The first is that it has the most airline customers in the […]

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Sita mobile app

February 1, 2014

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Smart talk about Smartphone: A peek inside the development of SITA’s new mobile boarding API for Apple Passbook

In December of last year the technology research team at SITA (also known as the SITA Lab) announced plans for trendsetting LCC JetBlue to begin using the SITA Mobile Boarding Pass API for Apple Passbook. Available from SITA’s API platform, developer.aero, the SITA Mobile Boarding Pass API simplifies boarding pass distribution for airlines by allowing […]

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