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Chicken run…

I’ve often wondered if Global Eagle’s founders experienced the same dilemma as Benjamin Franklin when deciding which bird to choose as their emblem, and I’ve noted my opinion on several occasions that they appear to have chosen poorly. Now it seems that Global Eagle is up for sale and is trying to entice other inflight […]

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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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This is the future of in-flight entertainment

This is the future of in-flight entertainment From overhead television monitors that played select movies on a loop to seatback touch screens with a rich library of content – airlines have made great strides in in-flight entertainment over the past two decades, and it’s about to get even better. There are several technologies currently being […]

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Come Fly With Panasonic and American…

RSVP HERE FOR “HIGH EXPECTATIONS” GOOGLE HANGOUT WHO: Neil James, Executive Director of Corporate Sales & Product Management, Panasonic Avionics Brian Richardson , Director of Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity, American Airlines Cali Lewis, Podcaster and Internet Personality from GeekBeat.TV,GeekBrief.TV & GeekBeat LIVE. WHAT: Panasonic Avionics will host a live online discussion with American Airlines to […]

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FCC vote opens door to end ban on in-flight calls

FCC vote opens door to end ban on in-flight calls Measure passes by a 3-2 vote, paving the way for lifting the ban. Ultimately though, the Transportation Department gets final say. (Credit: CNET UK) The Federal Communications Commission took the first step toward removing regulations that ban phone calls while in flight. But FCC Chairman […]

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Controversy over proposal to allow cellphone calls in flight tests new FCC chairman Wheeler

Controversy over proposal to allow cellphone calls in flight tests new FCC chairman Wheeler Matt Slocum/AP – The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Thursday on whether it should allow the public to comment on chairman Tom Wheeler’s idea to enable cell phone calls on flights. By Cecilia Kang, E-mail the writer It didn’t take long for […]

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FCC Chief Shares Pain of Proposal to Allow Airline Calls

FCC Chief Shares Pain of Proposal to Allow Airline Calls The U.S. regulator proposing to end a ban on phone calls during commercial flights understands why some passengers say the change would take connectivity too far. “I feel that way myself,” Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said, after provoking complaints from flight attendants who […]

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