Archive | July, 2012

JetBlue and Virgin America Go Elite to Court Big Money

Originally Posted by The Cranky Flier In case you missed it, JetBlue and Virgin America both announced earlier this week that they would be rolling out elite programs for their frequent fliers. What are the chances of that happening on the same day? Pretty good, actually, because they were announced at the start of the […]

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Frost & Sullivan: Tablets to Replace Traditional In-Flight Entertainment Devices

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) is a major part of an airline’s marketing program and affects pricing of the seats along with the overall experience. It is the most cumbersome of the services provided by airlines during flight and needs regular and constant upgrade and maintenance. According […]

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AirAsia X to offer tablet in-flight entertainment system

AirAsia X has partnered with Tune Box, the digital media arm of the Malaysia-based Tune Group company, to introduce the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as their new in-flight entertainment system (IFE) on flights to and from Australia, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan, replacing the existing portable e-Player with immediate effect. Featuring authentic sound quality and a […]

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Travelers Engage in Leisure Activities on Planes

CHICAGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Bosses take note that just 10 percent of travelers said they work while on the plane according to a survey conducted by GO Airport Express, a Chicago ground transportation provider. Reading for fun tops the list of activities at 32 percent. The company, which provides airport shuttles […]

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Monday Travel Ticker: Competitors Match United Fare Hike, American Unveils In-flight Amenities, JetBlue Extends Schedule

It looks like United Airlines’ $4 to $10 round trip fare increase is going to stick. US Airways, American, Delta and, importantly, Southwest matched the increase over the weekend, according to J.P. Morgan airline analyst Jamie Baker. Southwest carries more domestic passengers than any airline and is seen as an industry price setter. The increase […]

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Business Passengers Call for ‘Better WiFi and Improved Mobile Updates’

By Steven Thompson Airport and in-flight WiFi is unreliable, limited and frustrating, a new poll of business passengers claims. The survey urges airport and airline bosses to up their game when it comes to using the latest in mobile technology. Only 30% of business travellers are satisfied with airport and in-flight WiFi, according to the […]

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New Satellites Mean Superfast In-flight Wifi Internet Speeds

A new series of satellites launching in 2015 will boost inflight Internet speeds to up to 80Mbps per plane — a lightning fast speed that many Australian offices and homes would envy. Current inflight Internet is either reasonably swift and ground-based (in the US) or fairly glacial and satellite-based (elsewhere), The big speed boost is […]

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Harris CapRock Selects the Intelsat EpicNG High Performance Platform to Provide Advanced Broadband Infrastructure

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Harris CapRock Communications, a global provider of fully managed communications for remote and harsh environments, will utilize the Intelsat EpicNG platform on Intelsat 29e for advanced fixed and mobile services. Under a multi-year agreement, Harris CapRock will utilize the next- generation Intelsat […]

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Airlines & Airports Face Increased Pressure to Adopt Innovative Travel Technologies

Mobile functionality, WiFi accessibility and push-travel notifications in high demand among business travelers, according to new FlightView survey BOSTON, Jul 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A new survey of more than 600 business travelers conducted by FlightView sends an important message to airport and airline executives: it’s time to get on board with advanced travel […]

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American Airlines New Narrowbody Deliveries To Elevate The Flying Experience With More Comfort And Connectivity

–American Plans to be Only Airline with Three-Class Service and Fully Lie-Flat First and Business Class Seats on Transcontinental Flights –All New Narrowbodies to Offer Main Cabin Extra Seating; Wi-Fi, Inflight Entertainment and Power at Every Seat FORT WORTH, Texas, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — American Airlines continues plans to enhance and modernize […]

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