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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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Opt for cellphone use on flights in U.S. airspace

Opt for cellphone use on flights in U.S. airspace Chicago Tribune – By Adam Minter What would the friendly skies be like if you could use your cellphone on flights in U.S. airspace? Last week, comments closed on a proposed Department of Transportation rule that would continue the long-standing U.S. ban on in-flight use of […]

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Lufthansa rolls out mobile phone services with AeroMobile

Lufthansa rolls out mobile phone services with AeroMobile Lufthansa German Airlines has launched its inflight mobile phone service with AeroMobile, allowing passengers to use their mobile devices to text and browse online via Lufthansa FlyNet. With eight aircraft equipped and in service, Lufthansa has confirmed it will roll out mobile connectivity across its entire long-haul fleet of […]

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Feds appear hung up on use of cell phones on airplanes “Tap don’t talk”

Feds appear hung up on use of cell phones on airplanes “Tap don’t talk” It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn’t happen. Passengers — particularly those who fly often — […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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House Committee to Markup Bill Banning In-Flight Cell Phone Calls

House Committee to Markup Bill Banning In-Flight Cell Phone Calls Tomorrow morning (Tuesday, February 11), the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will markup the Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications on Mobile Wireless Devices Act (H.R. 3676). The bill would bar travelers from making cell phone calls on commercial flights—a response to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent proposal to […]

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GOP fighting cellphone freedom: Column

GOP fighting cellphone freedom: Column Make room for the Federal Courtesy Commission. (Photo: Charlie Riedel, AP) STORY HIGHLIGHTS The FCC’s proposal has sparked a political backlash in Congress, led by Republicans. It wasn’t that long ago that Republican leaders voiced skepticism of legislating etiquette. This fear mongering ignores technological advances and other countries’ experiences. SHARE 152CONNECT 15TWEET 13COMMENTEMAILMORE […]

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