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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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Malaysia Air Incident Will Spur Airline Industry Technology Changes

Malaysia Air Incident Will Spur Airline Industry Technology Changes In a world where Google Inc. knows your shopping habits and police use mobile phones to pinpoint locations of emergency calls, how can a wide-body Boeing Co. 777 fall off the grid? The communications blackout engulfing Flight 370 shines a light on the voice, radar and satellite links […]

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Google’s Glass and the Future of Frequent-Flyer Flattery

Google’s Glass and the Future of Frequent-Flyer Flattery If Google (GOOG) never finds a mainstream consumer market for its wearable Glass device, perhaps airlines will be interested. Virgin Atlantic began a six-week trial Tuesday that will equip its staff at London’s Heathrow Airport with the eyewear gadgets in an effort to more quickly shuttle first- and business-class passengers […]

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Kindles Power Up for Flight as Airlines Vie to Be First

Kindles Power Up for Flight as Airlines Vie to Be First One of airline travel’s least-cherished rituals, powering down electronic devices before takeoff and landing, is nearing an end — with qualifications. When and how you’re allowed to use your Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Kindle or Apple Inc. iPhone on U.S. flights will depend on what airline you’re […]

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THE MOST FABULOUS FLIGHT ATTENDANT FASHIONS IN HISTORY

THE MOST FABULOUS FLIGHT ATTENDANT FASHIONS IN HISTORY Is there anything more jet-set fabulous than a chicly turned-out flight attendant? In honor of Pedro Almodóvar’s new ultra-gay romp I’m So Excited, which takes place on a Madrid to Mexico City flight and features some fabulous flight attendant fashion, we’ve rounded up our favorite moments of In-flight […]

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