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One-on-one with Virgin America’s manager of IFE and partnerships, Alfy Veretto

October 16, 2013

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In an interview with APEX Media, Virgin America’s manager of IFE and partnerships Alfy Veretto talks about how the carrier is focused on creating something different and better for the flyer; the importance of early window movies to IFE; and how APEX members have played a pivotal role in his own career development. Please tell […]

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APEX & IFSA integrate annual events to give members “wealth of resources”

September 10, 2013

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APEX and IFSA’s decision to integrate their respective annual events into this week’s giant EXPO in Anaheim, California holds deep symbolic significance, in addition to making life easier for attendees. “We’re tearing down walls between our industries and while we’ve co-located before, we’ve never been allowed in there and they’ve been allowed in here. We […]

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Comedienne Pam Ann readies to reveal #PaxEx favourites

September 4, 2013

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It’s that time of year again when thankful parents, having purchased new clothes, pencils and book bags, slice the crusts off sandwiches and dispatch their reluctant offspring back to grammar schools and university campuses far and wide. The wind is blowing a little bit cooler in Northern parts and trees there are preparing to surrender […]

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Passenger Choice Awards Finalists Announced for 2013

August 14, 2013

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The passengers have spoken! The 2012-2013 cycle of the Passenger Choice Awards officially ended in June, and the finalists have been named. The winners will be honored at the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Awards Ceremony, 9 September in Anaheim, California, USA. The Passenger Choice Awards comprise 13 individual categories and were created to give the flying public a […]

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Bandwidth constraints “won’t be an issue” on aircraft in three to five years: Zodiac exec

August 4, 2013

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We talk a lot about inflight connectivity constraints on the APEX Editor’s Blog. One need only enter “the matrix” that is Twitter to appreciate the fact that passengers want more bandwidth on board…and they want it now. We also know that connectivity stakeholders are working diligently to keep pace with demand. Some players in the wider […]

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FAA ‘tiger team’ of experts will weigh in on onboard PED debate, assist rulemaking committee

June 28, 2013

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Earlier this week a passenger was dragged off a US Airways flight after allegedly refusing to stop talking on her cell phone before takeoff. According to reports, the woman has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting officers. The incident occurred mere weeks after about 100 high school students from Brooklyn were ordered to deplane […]

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Multiple airline execs stand for election to APEX board, as association moves from strength to strength

June 21, 2013

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As the airline passenger experience industry evolves to keep pace with a rapidly changing technology landscape, APEX is evolving right along with it under the leadership of some leading thinkers in the sector. A raft of airline executives are among the candidates standing for election to the APEX 2013-2014 board. Oman Air’s Linda Celestino (pictured […]

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Travelling with kids? Break out the PEDs…

June 14, 2013

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From my kid’s perspective, a trip to Paris sounds like “lots and lots and lots of fun”. What’s not to love? You’ve got the Eiffel tower, Mona Lisa at the Louvre and “all the fancy restaurants and shops”. Plus, didn’t Anne Hathaway as Fantine dream a dream in Paris before it all went horribly wrong? […]

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Most US flyers brought portable electronic devices on planes in the last year: APEX/CEA study

May 10, 2013

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Ninety-nine percent of adult airline passengers who travel with a portable electronic device (PED) – such as a smartphone or tablet – carried at least one PED onboard with them while traveling in the past 12 months, with seven in ten (69 percent) reporting they used their devices during flight, according to a new joint […]

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APEX, IFSA and members to become even more social with combined exhibition

May 2, 2013

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The word “social” aptly describes so many agendas and events being promoted and hosted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). This week the leading distributors of short-subject and TV movie programming got very social with IFE TV buyers in Lisbon and the outcome of their “rapid fire” chats and education sessions were spectacular. Some […]

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