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Virgin Dreamliner Debut with New IFE Technology from Panasonic

Virgin Atlantic connecting customers onboard 787 Dreamliner With a suite of new technologies onboard, the first Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner will take to the skies on 26th October from London Heathrow to Boston. As one of the most efficient aircraft in its class, a key to its performance is its new technology and innovative design. […]

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Delta Redesigns Its In-Flight Magazine for Digitally Affluent Flyers

Delta Redesigns Its In-Flight Magazine for Digitally Affluent Flyers     Richard Branson on the cover of the April edition of Sky Magazine. / Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines introduced a redesign of the in-flight magazine Sky this month. It’s the first time that the content and format of the magazine have been reworked since the airline started […]

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OH NO! You’ll have to work 24 by 7: INFLIGHT WI-FI all set for big take-off

OH NO! You’ll have to work 24 by 7: INFLIGHT WI-FI all set for big take-off SINGAPORE – Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say. More airlines are […]

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Airlines clash over future of inflight entertainment

Airlines clash over future of inflight entertainment Germany’s Lufthansa announced plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights, sparking a clash over the future of traditional seatback systems at the world’s largest travel fair. Europe’s largest traditional network carrier said passengers on some medium-haul flights would be able to stream movies, TV […]

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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 […]

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Delta Cabin Upgrades Show the Outline of a Domestic Product Plan

http://crankyflier.com</a Delta Cabin Upgrades Show the Outline of a Domestic Product Plan By CF on Jan 9, 2014 | 17 Comments Delta may not have announced it this way, but with yesterday’s decision to rework the cabins on some of the fleet, the airline seems to have decided to put forth the beginnings of a […]

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Phones on planes: One way to unite us

By Mark Shields We finally have good news from and for our broken, polarized and dysfunctional capital city. One modest proposal from a small independent federal agency — with about half as many employees as the White House — has miraculously brought together in common cause beef-eaters and vegans, Fox News conservatives and MSNBC liberals, […]

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Panasonic Avionics Lands China Deal

Panasonic Avionics Lands China Deal Lake Forest-based Panasonic Avionics Corp. and China Telecom Satellite Communications Limited have agreed to jointly develop in-flight Internet services for airlines flying into and over China. China Telecom Satellite is a subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited, a state-owned telecommunication company. Panasonic Avionics’ eXConnect system will be available to both […]

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Congress Says No With FCC Set to Go on In-Flight Calls

Congress Says No With FCC Set to Go on In-Flight Calls Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler isn’t backing down on letting U.S. airline passengers make phone calls even as members of Congress and members of the public say, “No.” The agency tomorrow is set to take a preliminary vote on ending its voice-calling ban […]

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In-flight phone maker applauds FCC decision

In-flight phone maker applauds FCC decision It may be hard to hear over the din of criticism that has engulfed the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) decision to consider lifting its on cellphone calls during flights, but at least one person is supporting the proposal. Most of the voices that have be heard on the possibility […]

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