Archive | February, 2013

Thank You, Science: In-Flight Farts are Totally Fine

February 20, 2013 at 10:39 AM | by kjb | Comments (0)   We always try to rise above and be mature adults, but sometimes we just can’t avoid reverting to our 12-year old mindset—especially when it comes to fart jokes. Usually bathroom humor isn’t something that makes its way into the travel news, but apparently scientists have been hard […]

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Southwest Airlines offers movies on demand, upgrades TV programming

By TERRY MAXON Published: 19 February 2013 08:45 PM Southwest Airlines Co., seeking to increase its on-board entertainment options for passengers, said Tuesday it is now offering movies on demand on many of its flights and has upgraded the programming of its TV service. The announcement coincides with a landmark in equipping its fleet with Wi-Fi […]

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Panasonic, Gogo assure they’ve got back-up plans after Ku-band satellite launch failure

Considering the Internet bandwidth constraints being experienced by passengers on board aircraft today, it could be argued that the failed launch of an Intelsat Ku-band satellite designed to cover North Atlantic routes couldn’t have happened at a worse time. On 1 February Intelsat announced that the launch of its Intelsat 27 satellite failed approximately 40 […]

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Hainan Airlines Tests In-flight Wi-Fi Service

Hainan Airlines recently tested in-flight Wi-Fi service on a Beijing-to-Xi’an flight (HU7137). Passengers were able to use Wi-Fi services for one hour and ten minutes of the two hour flight, according to company. In regards to the test, a technician at Hainan Air stated, “Online services such as real-time video conferencing, Tencent’s (0700.HK) WeChat (Weixin) […]

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American Airlines, US Airways Merger Could Be Near

American Airlines, US Airways Merger Could Be Near By JIM AVILA (@JimAvilaABC) and MATT HOSFORD (@ABCaviation)Jan. 7, 2103  A possible merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways that would create the nation’s largest carrier could be in the works and announced as soon as next week. The two airlines have been discussing a potential deal for months and sources […]

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Virgin America to launch new route from San Jose to Los Angeles

Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing domestic travel and the only airline headquartered in the Bay Area, announces it will bring its low-fare, upscale service to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) as of May 1, 2013, with tickets on sale February 5 for four daily roundtrip flights from SJC to Los […]

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Virgin Atlantic launches art gallery in the air

Finding the perfect memento from your trip overseas doesn’t have to be difficult. To help ensure you bring something unique home, Virgin Atlantic launched a commercial art gallery – in the sky. Upper Class passengers flying between New York and London can view and purchase a series of one-of-a-kind paintings by renowned British street artist Ben Eine […]

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ScooTV goes live on low-cost carrier Scoot

Singapore Airlines’ low cost airline, Scoot, has launched ScooTV, an in-flight entertainment system that allows passengers to stream content to their own Wi-Fi devices. Powered by Gogo, a provider of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, ScooTV features a buffet of blockbuster movies and popular TV shows that passengers can stream to their […]

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Cathay expects increased connectivity to London will be attractive to Australians

CATHAY Pacific says it has benefited from the Qantas decision to stop flying beyond Hong Kong and expects to gain further with improved connectivity from a fifth daily service to London Heathrow. The Hong Kong-based carrier, which has undergone a massive product upgrade on all of its 78 flights to and from Australia each week, […]

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New Passenger Research Takes a Hard Look at In-Flight Entertainment and Content Trends

digEcor, a global provider of customized in-flight entertainment solutions for airlines, has released the results of the 2012 Passenger Survey, an analysis of in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi, content and ancillary revenue trends among passengers. Now in its third year of publication, the 2012 survey of airline passengers that hail from around the globe and queried road […]

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