Archive | April, 2013

As Fliers Chase Low Fares, Fees for the Extras Add Up

As Fliers Chase Low Fares, Fees for the Extras Add Up YOU couldn’t hear the American Airlines gate agent mumbling into his tinny microphone about yet another delay at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport because he was being drowned out by the voice of the woman who makes those annoying security announcements. Chris Gash   That […]

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Etihad Adds New Wind Beneath Jet’s Wings

Etihad Adds New Wind Beneath Jet’s Wings The combination of Abu Dhabi’s flag carrier and one of India’s largest airlines by market share will shake up India’s domestic aviation sector—and the outbound Indian air travel market, too.   Reuters A Jet Airways passenger plane moves along the tarmac at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport […]

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Airlines bringing WiFi to the sky

Airlines bringing WiFi to the sky I was on an airplane and they have high-speed Internet. It’s the newest thing I know that exists. – U.S. comedian Louis C.K. Are you looking to go online the next time you hop aboard a plane? Turns out that in Canada, WiFi on a plane is so new […]

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Airlines Race to Cement Ties With Asian Partners

Airlines Race to Cement Ties With Asian Partners LONDON—The jockeying for position by international airlines to grab a bigger share of the fast-growing Asian air-travel market gathered pace Wednesday as Singapore Airlines Ltd. C6L.SG +1.11% raised its stake in Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd.VAH.AU +1.10% and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways bought into India’s Jet Airways (India) Ltd. 532617.BY +12.99% The deals came just a day after Air France-KLM SA AF.FR +0.09% said it was looking for […]

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UPDATE 1-American Airlines says operations normal after outage

(Reuters) – American Airlines said its operations returned to normal on Wednesday after it canceled nearly 1,000 flights on Tuesday because of a computer outage. The airline also said it halted 81 flights on Wednesday to reposition crews and planes after the outage. The carrier had a total of more than 300 flight cancellations for […]

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American Airlines grounds flights nationwide due to glitch

American Airlines grounds flights nationwide due to glitch CNN) — American Airlines grounded flights nationwide on Tuesday due to problems over several hours with its computerized reservation system. The decision also resulted its regional affiliate, American Eagle, holding flights at Dallas Ft. Worth, Chicago’s O’Hare and New York LaGuardia — all major airports for the carrier’s […]

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Applying some Googlezon magic dust to airline retailing

Applying some Googlezon magic dust to airline retailing Gather a bunch of airline bosses in a room and ask them what they want from technology – the answer doesn’t seem like rocket science. There are issues around passenger-owning, information-sharing, general collaboration and legacy systems but actually, it feels like some progress could be made without […]

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INTERIORS: Bandwidth debate continues as connectivity takes off

INTERIORS: Bandwidth debate continues as connectivity takes off By:   GRAHAM DUNN HAMBURG Source:  Everyone wants an apples with apples comparison when it comes to bandwidth available from the different broadband connectivity providers. The trouble is, as consultant Michael Planey wryly observed during the Passenger Experience conference in Hamburg, “what we have is a fruit salad”. The different broadband […]

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Row 44 completes installation of in-flight entertainment solution

Row 44 completes installation of in-flight entertainment solution Row 44, a subsidiary of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. and the leading provider of satellite-based inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world, announced today that it has completed installation on 60 of Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  To date, Row 44’s inflight entertainment […]

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http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/11/planesploit-aircraft-hijacking-app/

http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/11/planesploit-aircraft-hijacking-app/ Hugo Teso, a security consultant who also happens to be a trained commercial pilot, says he’s developed an Android app that can make an airliner “dance to his tune” by attacking its flight management systems. The hack was demoed at this year’s Hack In The Box conference in Amsterdam, where Teso showed how the app — […]

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