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Could British Airways celebrity curated IFE spark a trend?

February 27, 2014

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With everything from the paintings hanging in the airport lounge to the onboard wine and cheese menu being carefully selected by a host of art world insiders, big-name sommelliers and celebrity chefs these days, well-travelled passengers are by now very familiar with the trend towards so-called “curated spaces”. And while passengers may have grown accustomed […]

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Air France will “closely” follow 777 premium cabin upgrade with A380 revamp

February 25, 2014

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Air France will “closely” follow the recently unveiled revamp of its Boeing 777 business class product with upgrades to the premium cabins on its Airbus A380s. The carrier’s chief executive, Alexandre de Juniac, says that improving Air France’s premium offering is an “absolute necessity” to enable it to compete with the “very high standards” set […]

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United strikes branding gold with rousing Olympic TV spots says branding guru

February 19, 2014

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Even casual viewers of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will have noticed a huge uptick in inspirational Olympic-themed television commercials these days. And though Chevrolet’s groundbreaking “The New Us” TV spots featuring families with same-sex parents, and Proctor & Gamble’s touching “Thank you, Mom” ads are definitely moving, when it comes to […]

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

February 18, 2014

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

February 18, 2014

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

February 14, 2014

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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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How big data solutions can transform the passenger experience space

February 12, 2014

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

February 7, 2014

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

February 1, 2014

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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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SmartTray to undergo final engineering design and FAA certification of X2 product line

January 30, 2014

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Seat-back tray innovators SmartTray have partnered with engineers Satterfield Aerospace to complete the product’s engineering design to comply with an FAA ruling. Satterfield Aerospace will complete the final engineering, design, FAA certification and manufacturing of the SmartTray X2 tray table. The FAA in October last year ruled that “airlines can safely expand passenger use of […]

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