Archive | June, 2014

World Cup Fever Live at 30k feet on British Airways powered by Panasonic

“Live football five miles up in the sky – that’s the height of in-flight entertainment,”  John Paintsil

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JetBlue Adds Flat-Bed Seats

By BILLY WITZJUNE 23, 2014 Some JetBlue flights between New York and Los Angeles have seats that fold out into flat beds.CreditÅngel Franco/The New York Times LOS ANGELES — For the well-heeled traveler flying between New York and Los Angeles, for whom onboard Wi-Fi, roomy leather seats, a Zagat-approved meal and a piping hot washcloth are […]

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Free Wi-Fi for Saudia’s premium passengers

Created on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:15 Saudia has become the first airline in the Middle East to offer free Wi-Fi to its first class and business class passengers. The promotion, which started on 19 May, is available on flights between the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and US destinations, as well as London Heathrow, Paris […]

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Japan Airlines to provide free access to Wi-Fi hotspots across Japan

From July, passengers on Japan Airlines flights arriving into the airline’s home nation will enjoy free access to WiFi hotspots across half the country. Covering 17 cities and valid for up to 14 days, access will be provided through partnerships with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East). Japan Airlines’ website will shortly be updated with […]

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Faubert: Wi-Fi? Games? TV? Airlines say, we got that

June 24, 2014 This summer, Americans are expected to go on vacation in record numbers. Between June 1 and Aug. 31, an estimated 210 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers, according to the trade organization Airlines for America. That’s an increase of 1.5 percent from the same period last year. To stave off boredom […]

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Inmarsat Lines Up BA to Introduce Europe-Wide Inflight Wi-Fi

Inmarsat Lines Up BA to Introduce Europe-Wide Inflight Wi-Fi British Airways is in talks with communications satellite operator Inmarsat Plc (ISAT) about becoming the initial customer for the first pan-European high-speed air-to-ground Internet service. Negotiations are at an “advanced stage,” with British Airways planning to introduce the technology on U.K. domestic routes, the companies said today in […]

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Kylie Minogue Surprise Performance at IATA AGM

Kylie Minogue was the surprise guest at last night’s IATA AGM Gala Dinner in Doha, hosted by Qatar Airways. The Australian songstress wowed a packed room of airline chief executives with nine of her biggest hits, including classics such as “I should be so lucky” , “Locomotion” and “Can’t get you out of my head”. Kylie was […]

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IATA expects airline profits to hit $18b in 2014

IATA expects airline profits to hit $18b in 2014 Industry leaders attend a panel discussion entitled “The Bottom Line” during the IATA’s 70th Annual General Meeting in Doha, Qatar on Monday. Photo: AFP The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Monday it expects airline companies to record combined net profits of $18 billion in 2014. Revenues […]

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In-Flight Marketing to Passengers Is Both an Opportunity and a Risk

In-Flight Marketing to Passengers Is Both an Opportunity and a Risk Airlines know that their customers are most receptive to special offers when they book a flight and then within a couple of days before the flight. But few airlines are aggressively marketing to travelers when they are hanging out at the airport and during […]

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Aeromexico Connects with Panasonic and will Become the First Latin American Airline to Offer In-Flight Broadband+

Aeromexico Connects with Panasonic and will Become the First Latin American Airline to Offer In-Flight Broadband+ Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, has chosen Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) as its ground-breaking global in-flight broadband Wi-Fi provider. It will become the first airline in Latin America to offer in-flight broadband by choosing Panasonic’s Ku-band satellite service – the […]

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