Archive | February, 2014

Delta to Frequent Flyers: Distance Mileage Is Over, Show Us the Money

Delta to Frequent Flyers: Distance Mileage Is Over, Show Us the Money Delta Air Lines (DAL) is revamping its frequent flyer program to tie mileage accrual to how much a ticket costs, a long-anticipated shift away from awards based on distance traveled that is likely to be matched by the two other network airlines. The change, which […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

APH compares use of Wi-Fi and electronic devices on-board major airlines

APH compares use of Wi-Fi and electronic devices on-board major airlines According to a survey by the Daily Telegraph, more than 80% of consumers would welcome access to high-speed Wi-Fi during flights. With an increasing number of airlines now allowing inflight broadband connection, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) has put together a table comparing the rules and regulations for […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Cell hell

Cell hell The thought of being strapped into a tiny seat next to someone yakking on his mobile for hours on end is an appalling one. For a simple reason: in Gulliver’s experience, people do not know how to use their phones responsibly. Those who, one minute, are having a perfectly civil conversation with their […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Capitol Records and Gogo Team with Ground-Breaking Artist Beck for ‘Cloud-Breaking’ Streaming Event of New Album Morning Phase

Capitol Records and Gogo Team with Ground-Breaking Artist Beck for ‘Cloud-Breaking’ Streaming Event of New Album Morning Phase Capitol Records and Gogo are partnering with Grammy-Award winning artist Beck on the release of his eagerly anticipated new album, Morning Phase. For 30 days, beginning today, Gogo’s 3.5 million unique monthly visitors will have the opportunity […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

WestJet selects Panasonic for inflight entertainment and connectivity

WestJet selects Panasonic for inflight entertainment and connectivity Panasonic satellite system covers 99.6 per cent of all global airline routes CALGARY, Feb. 14, 2014 /CNW/ – WestJet announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide the airline with a new inflight entertainment system with the ability to feature wireless […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Delta’s international in-flight Wi-Fi expansion begins its rollout next month

Delta’s international in-flight Wi-Fi expansion begins its rollout next month Gogo and Delta have the necessary approvals to start installing satellite dishes into Delta’s fleet of long-haul international jets. Globe-trotters could be connected as soon as March. Delta in the United States was one of the first to jump on the Gogo bandwagon and do […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Microsoft enters inflight technology market

Software goliath Microsoft is eying the commercial aviation software business as a “really important market,” according to Matt Muta, the global managing director of the company’s Hospitality & Travel unit. Aviation software “will become a tremendous focus for us,” Muta told ATW at the Singapore Airshow. Microsoft, which has never exhibited at an air show prior to […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

WestJet selects Panasonic for inflight entertainment and connectivity

Panasonic satellite system covers 99.6 per cent of all global airline routes WestJet announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide the airline with a new inflight entertainment system with the ability to feature wireless satellite internet connectivity, live streaming television, on-demand movies, magazines and more. Guests will be […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Virgin America to launch first in-flight social network

Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing the flying experience, and Here On Biz, the app that ensures entrepreneurs never miss an opportunity to connect, have teamed up to launch the first in-flight social network – rolling out on all domestic Virgin America flights by the end of February. With a growing following of […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Democrats and Republicans Unite Against Phone Calls on Airplanes

Democrats and Republicans Unite Against Phone Calls on Airplanes Congress may be deeply divided along partisan lines on most important national issues, but it turns out there is one thing Republicans and Democrats do agree on: restricting cellphone calls on planes. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructureapproved a bill on Tuesday that would ban phone […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →